NEW ADJUSTABLE LINE REQUESTED

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The new Polygon tool is a step forward. However, what would make my project flow is being able to eliminate the need for the first and last points to be connected. Another way this request might be satisfied is to have Snagit create a Line tool or segmented arrow line, such that, a long line is drawn with a series of points at peaks and valleys drawn bt clicking at each point along the way, and the individual peaks and valley points are still moveable and adjustable points after the line is completed - Just like the polygon, but without connecting the first and last point. OK?
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Paul

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Reading between the lines, did you know that you don't have to be exact in dropping the end of the last line on the beginning of the first?  There's a tolerance built in if Snap to Object is off.

Or am I completely off base?
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After reading that, I was personally wondering if it might be better if gc knows of an application that actually behaves as is being wanted, gc could record a brief segment demonstrating. That might be helpful to the development team to actually demonstrate what is being wanted.
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Perhaps a better example to describe my request is, say, you want to draw a line that is merely shaped like a "W".  You would start at the left upper most point, then drag and click 4 more points to make the line.  When finished, you would not want the last point to connect to the first, right?  The new polygon toll would connect the first and last.  I am new to Snagit, so perhaps there is a straight line zig-zag tools that does not connect the end with the beginning...or am I wrong? - Thanks Paul
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I do see there is a way in the MAC version to drag inner points to create a complex curved line.  I just do not know how to make all the lines straight.
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Ah, right, so what you want is to be able to draw a straight line that has multiple anchor/change direction points along the way?  The only way to do that is to draw multiple straight lines to make your shape, and them group them into a single object.  AFAIK
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I might think the new snapping feature would make it a simpler process now to precisely connect two independent lines.
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Joe Morgan

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That's kind of stating the obvious is it not? LOL

I think a new adjustable tool is much better.
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Not unless I'm missing something.

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However to add some fun and a little spice, the new feature that drops an object pixels away from your chosen position is a cracker.
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I see what you mean - multiple lines grouped together.  That's about as close as I can get to having one continuous multipoint line.  It works better in the MAC version than in the Windows version.  Thank you again, Paul, for taking the time sharing your ideas with me - Greg
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Joe Morgan

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Every version of SnagIt previous to2018 drew open Polygons until their completion.



You just can't stop drawing until the polygon is closed .

 Then , the adjustment points appear.

 It seems like it would be fairly easy to to implement drawing open polygons.Considering the foundation for drawing them has been in place for years.
 


Regards,Joe
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Precisely, Joe!
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gc,
if we started with the existing Mac line implementation BUT gave you a way to make the line segments straight instead of curved; would that suffice?
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I believe that would do it.  I use both the MAC and Windows versions, and if it worked that way on both...perfecto!

Thanks for your consideration and time.
As I have mentioned on more than one occasion to the team at TechSmith, your company is one of the top three tech/software companies I have worked with since my introduction to PCs in 1985.  Keep up the GREAT work!
-Greg