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I'm marking this as a problem - these features are critical if Snagit:Mac is going to be used by people who use it professionally, especially the Color depth reduction.
Must have features for a technical writer - color depth, trim, and cut out
As a technical writer, I do a lot of screen capture, and just about everything I produce goes online as part of a knowledge base for our customers and employees. I have used Snagit on Windows for several years, by running WinXP in a virtual machine on my MacBook. The latest version I have for Windows is Snagit 10.
What I'm missing in Snagit for Mac are three things:
1. Color depth: I need to be able to reduce the color depth of my images. This is an absolute, no compromise, complete deal breaker for me. As an example, I recently updated a user guide which had 22 images. The original, which I did with Snagit 9, clocked in at 282K with the images reduced to 256 colors (8 bit). The new version, with the same amount of images but done on Snagit for Mac, is just a few K shy of a megabyte in size. Add that up over several hundred user guides, and this could seriously impact load times and disk space usage. If this ability isn't in the final release, I will not be able to use the product.
2. Cut out - I often have to get a screen shot of an entire browser page, but need to cut out parts of the image that aren't relevant for what I need. Crop does not do what I am looking for in this regard. This is not as much of a deal breaker as color depth, but it is one of the features I use most in Snagit.
3. Trim - being able to quickly and cleanly trim the edges of a screen capture keeps my images looking professional.
What I like about the Mac beta - so far, my favorite feature is the All-In-One Capture. Very slick. That, plus the three items outlined above will keep me a happy and loyal customer.
The new UI on the Mac version is also quite nice, and very easy to use. Overall, this is a great program, but I need just a little bit more from it for it to fit my needs.