Need ability to Resize large photo in snagit editor

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The snagit editor would be a good fast choice to do simple work on a large photo (most pictures are very large taken by camera's today). If you take good shots with a camera and want to add text like Happy Birthday Amos to the picture for posting elsewhere. Because the software doesn't allow you to re size the canvas so you can work on the whole picture, you have to keep scrolling to get to a spot and this just makes editing too much of a chore.
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Well, can I see the solution too?

regards, Natasa
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See Joe's scrolling wheel while holding control key works.
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When you need to re-size the canvas for working with large images.

Hold down Ctrl + Scroll "in and out" with your mouse wheel.

Regards, Joe
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This suggestion did the trick without changing the canvas size (you loose part of the picture) or the actual picture size (you keep the picture the right original size - thanks!!
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I use Joe's method all the time. I've recently taken the plunge and upgraded my operating system to Windows 10. Prior to doing that, I was able to press Ctrl+0 (Ctrl + Zero) to return the image to the normal size prior to zooming in or out. But for whatever reason, SnagIt no longer recognizes this keystroke since upgrading to Windows 10. But perhaps it will work for you.

Additionally, I note that the original post refers to resizing the canvas. SnagIt does allow you to resize the canvas as well as the image. To resize the canvas, click the Image tab in the editor, then click Resize > Resize Canvas.



And if you just want to resize the image (not just during editing but to change the actual size for perhaps a web page or something) click Image > Resize > Resize Image.



Cheers... Rick :)
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See comments above as this option changes the picture size and canvas size (you loose part of the picture) and the scrolling wheel said above doesn't do anything to modify the picture, it just allows you to see the whole large picture so you don't have to keep scrolling all around to make changes. Thanks for your tip and pictures to help find what your talking about.

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