measurement tool in snagit?

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It would be great if SNAGIT had a tool to make measurement?
I have pictures taken from a microscope with a scale and I would like to make measurements in SNAGIT
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Lyse Godbout

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Joe

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Agreed, a measurement tool would be very handy!
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Rick Stone

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Heck, I would even settle for SnagIt just telling me what an image size is.

For example, I snag an area. The editor shows me the image is this many pixels wide and this many pixels tall. But my goal is to maybe print at a specific size.

Presently, there is no way I'm aware of to view how many inches that might be. Sure, I can click the Image tab, then choose Resize > Resize Image, and then change the units from pixels to inches, but all that does is lets me choose the new size. :(

Cheers... Rick :)
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Agree.  Much needed.  I get confused on the size with pixels only.

-Gunny
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Earl John Specht

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Would be good. I take many scans of objects and would like to know their measurments.
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Amit Sehgal

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agreed
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kidimi

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Hey, SnagIt, any thoughts yet about a ruler? From what I can glimpse on Google, we've been asking since 2011.
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I also would love some way to measure parts of an image.  I suggest enhancing the line drawing tool (and/or the shape tool) so that it would show you the length of the line in pixels, then you could just draw a line to measure whatever you need to measure.

I envision it being visible in the bottom status bar where the overall image size and mouse position are currently visible.

I HAVE JUST DISCOVERED THAT YOU CAN MEASURE SIZE IN PIXELS USING THE SELECTION TOOL.  As you change the size of a selected area using the selection tool, the dimensions of the selected area are displayed in the tool bar in pixels, just to the right of where the mouse position is displayed. 

This capability is enough for my needs, but I would love to see the exact same capability added to the line tool and to the shape tool.

By the way, Snagit is an awesome tool and a great value for the price.  Of course no tool does EVERYTHING you want it to do, but Snagit comes pretty close. 
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joshua.tamburrini

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Would be highly appreciated if a ruler tool was introduced !
Techsmith plz friends :)
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martin.tints

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Add ruler pretty please!
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You can use the Selection tool, it displays the dimensions as you select.