Panoramic scrolling using arrow keys

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It would be nice to use the right and left arrow keys when using Panoramic scrolling.
When using the mouse (grabbing) there will be horizontal shifts.
Maybe this has been asked before.

When creating multiple panoramic screenshots, one needs to make sure that the next screenshot has a substantial overlap then.

Panoramic scrolling is a nice feature though!
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If your mouse wheel has a left and right tilt. That will scroll left and right and constrain any vertical shifts.
I didn't realize it until this morning when I read your your post. I thought about it, tried it, and it worked.

So thanks for posting. {:>)

I learned a new trick. I don't use panoramic on horizontal captures often. And when I did I cropped off the crooked part.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks Joe, but I am afraid I have an old fashioned mouse. Microsoft Comfort Mouse 6000.
(Probably their best eve.. I tried 2 other MS models: crap)

I use the Panoramic option once a while: when I zoom in on (e.g. a map) I then capture horizontal parts and 'glue' them together within the editor. I just this again with a map, that I captured using 9 separate Panoramic captures.

When horizontally scrolling and accidentally moving the mouse a bit vertical  a part will not be captured..

anyway, using the arrow keys is much easier I guess.

Thanks for getting back on this.

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Arrow keys make more sense. Those with a laptop and/or touch screen may not be using a mouse at all.
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Have submitted a ticket with this idea. Let's see.

Don't know IF at all it is technically possible...
Maybe not, but let's suppose it is indeed possible.
The next step might(!) then be to also make it possible using the down arrow key...

Steps might then as follows;
- press down arrow key until the bottom edge of what should be captured as been reached
- press right arrow key until the horizontal edge has been reached
- start capture

Then SnagIt would capture the above defined area in 1 action.

As said, right now I usually take 4-6 or more screenshots, with overlaps and very accurately 'glue' them together, so that it is not visible that the resulting image does not show it is created from different screenshots.

But... likely it is all just daydreaming :-)
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Maybe TechSmith will add Photomerge one day? "Automatic stitching of multiple photos"

I tried like heck to look up when Photoshop added it as a feature. It was like looking for a Unicorn. Although, I could have found as many of them as I wanted to. I searched a lot of different approaches. Learned when a lot of different tools were introduced.
But no mention of Photomerge. I've used it for quite some time is all I've got.

Anyway, there's  free online photo stitching sites and even a free program that might be worthy of a go?https://photomerge.jaleco.com/download 
Or not?
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The way I am working now is okay. As long as I have is sufficient overlap I can very accurately glue images together, using ctrl-arrow keys. Using the arrow keys just would make life much easier.

Files tend to get big though :-)
Yesterday I finished creating an old map this way - filesize is over 50MB - 5550x6300 pixels - properties say it would be 150x160cm if printed.