How to draw triangles in Snagit editor?

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You've disabled the ability to draw a perfect triangle in the image editor. I've been using your product since V2 and just because kiddies don't use triangles, I'm in business and I do. This product becomes less useful with each new release.
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Me too... wished there was a triangle as well. Really miss this quite regularly and in fact I donot know how to solve this. A very simple straightforward problem I have, right now (reason for searching -again- for a solution): cut the corners from an image (photo)... Nothing special, but with SnagIt, really I don't know how...
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You are right that there is no easy way to create a triangle but it can be done with the polygon shape drawing tool. It's still a polygon but it looks like as triangle as I show here:

http://screencast.com/t/iOEb6vLO

Click for a new leg and double click to finish.
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Thank you. Though your help is truly appreciated, I myself did not express my problem clearly enough, for which I am sorry.

The triangle issue is that I want to _cut_ a triangle out of a picture, i.e. under 'Selection' there are just a few forms, square, circle, a weird form and polygon.

I have not found an easy way to cut out a triangle. Even drawing tools->Eraser is no real solution.
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The eraser would be difficult but the Polygon Selection tool can make a triangle selection in the same way as in my other example. I've made another video for you. Once you have chosen the polygon tool, click to make the legs and double click to finish it.

Here's the video: http://screencast.com/t/oA7mNcfTYe4
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Thanks again. I got it!

I have been trying to get a triangle with the polygon thing a few times in the past.
Started at some point, draw a line, clicked, next line, clicked and then the last line to close the triangle, clicked.

Howeve... from that point on, when moving around my mouse, the next line is drawn, i.e. the polygon continued.
Could not get rid of those 'extra lines'.
Just 'closing' the triangle apparently wasn't sufficient to select it (the triangle)
So, actually, I gave up, until you showed me it is possible.

Just 'discovered' that after closing the triangle, I need to quickly double click to select it. Thát did the trick, simple closing the triangle is not sufficient.

Many thanks indeed!

Truly appreciate it.
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It doesn't have to be quickly but it does need the double click.

You're welcome.
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This is weak
It's sad when I am creating a triangle in MS word and pasting it into Snagit.
Come on snagit, give us some shape primitives.
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As Manny advised, only workaround is to use the poligon selection tool.

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Maybe this helps.
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If you are on a mac - you are missing the polygon shaping tool.

My workaround was to draw a arrow with the "callout and text" tool. And then reshape the arrow, cut out the line and at last to copy the triangle. Now you have a paste in ready triangle with transparrent background.
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incredible that there is no triangle shape, very dissapointed
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Hi,  I've found the best workaround is to copy a triangle out of Google images.  I don't think shapes have copyrights.  :-)  Then just paste it in.

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