Once upon a time, Snagit could "do" glass....

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Once upon a time, I was able to create callout windows with a "Liquid Glass" look... Very eye-catching.
Now, All I get are 9 Standard callouts. (I looked at making use of the Gradient and Opacity options... not the same)
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  • Sad to be missing an old option

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Rick Stone

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Do you recall the version? I'm wondering if perhaps it was a stamp? If so, maybe it's still available somewhere as a download.
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You might find some good info in the thread linked below:

https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/glass-callouts

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If only that thread was not locked...
But I have emailed Kelly Mullins 
We shall see.....
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Those options went away after SnagIt 12.
I used to create my own Steps in illustrator but they became flat and dull after  SnagIt 12.They needed that Glass effect.

I used to keep SnagIt 12 installed so I could use those effects.But updates for SnagIt 2018 install in the SnagIt 12 folder and you have to uninstall both programs.Reinstall 12 first, then 2018.
It's not worth it.
Lets say, You add a glassy callout in version 12. It's in the canvas area. You close SnagIt.

You open SnagIt 2018. Well, they share the same files and data store.So there it is, in the canvas area.The callout is flattened without the glassy look. It's just not worth it.You're better off just running SnagIt 12.

Regards,Joe 
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It's unfortunate that things like this have to fall by the wayside as programs evolve. Especially when folks have developed certain standards that they wish to maintain moving forward.

It would be nice if there were some kind of an explanation for why they were dropped. I know from my own personal standpoint, if I know there was some technical barrier that made it just too difficult, I'm more apt to accept the answer and just move on. I expect others feel similar.

Cheers... Rick :)