Pen tool disappointment

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I thought I had found a real gem in Snagit, there is so much that's good and well thought out but the pen tool is a major disappointment and makes the app unusable for accurate marking up of screenshots. If only there was some sort of curve control and anti-aliasing like the built in markup tools in Preview or Photos. If you could combine smooth vectors with variable line width, you would have a real winner and I would recommend this app.
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p.dunn

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Posted 1 year ago

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Glenn Hoeppner, Employee

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Thanks for the feedback.

The arrow tool has curve control, so you can make an arrow without a head or tail (otherwise known as a line) and then use the curves in that tool. Here's a short video I made
 https://www.screencast.com/t/JOGOP8rSGO

I'm not sure if that meets your needs or not, but I thought I'd share in the event that it does.

-Glenn
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Joe Morgan

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I considered suggesting the same thing earlier.

However, if you reach for the pen tool.You probably want to draw something,  so I decided against it.

I have a question.
Why is the pen tool so incredibly poor and is there any "Current Plans" to improve it? The eraser tools work looks just as bad.I could never understand why this has never been addressed.

Regards,Joe
 
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Chris Larson, Snagit Technical Product Manager

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We're definitely looking at fixing the halo around the Eraser tool that appears on some machines. The Pen tool will take a bit more work, no clear timeline on that one yet. I appreciate the feedback! It helps us prioritize.