Please add a similar feature as Adobe Acrobat Pro (ick) "Cloud Tool" to SnagIt so that I can cloud important areas of my screen captures.

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use SnagIt daily as my go-to communication tool as an engineer in the petrochemical industry. I often communicate with designers, fabricators, construction personnel, etc... with sketches using your tool (it's great). However, the one item missing which makes me use Adobe Acrobat Pro (ick) is the cloud feature. Adobe calls it the "cloud tool" and it is immensely useful. I can draw attention to a specific item within a screenshot using the cloud tool. You need to get a cloud tool...please. Call it a bubble tool or squiggly tool or CloudMaster3000 or something else if you do not want to blatantly copy Adobe, but please make this cloud tool available. It will be used...often and your customers will delight in the new and improved SnagIt! If you already have a cloud tool in a newer version than I currently have, please let me know and disregard all of the above :)
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Have you tried using one of the Callouts to do the same thing? I often use one (or more) callouts when I need someone to approve a change, review a new item, etc. 
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I was thinking the same thing as Steve. But just to be certain, it would be most helpful if you could share a screen capture of something where the "cloud tool" has been used so we can see what you are talking about.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for raising this and it made me think why not save the file to Dropbox and share that folder with whoever or have other folders for other people or to keep your ideas accessible across all your devices..
Seems to make more sense than generating another cloud that potentially incurs costs to the end user.
Cheers Bunter
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Thanks for raising this and it made me think why not save the file to Dropbox and share that folder with whoever or have other folders for other people or to keep your ideas accessible across all your devices..
Seems to make more sense than generating another cloud that potentially incurs costs to the end user.
Cheers Bunter
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In Adobe Acrobat, you can create sticky notes.

 You put very small Icons on an Image. Not huge callouts that Hog the Whole Page, See Image Below, Click to enlarge. I Dominated the page with my callouts and a few highlights for an example.

  You can attach a lot of text information to Sticky Notes. Multiple pages of text if you need it. You can also save these files to a cloud for others to view, add their own detailed notes.  You can edit these notes anytime as well. You can do anything Acrobat was designed for.

  To me,this is a great Adobe feature. I'm not even sure if this is what you were referring to @Shawn. Or if you are just referring to the cloud storage.

 But I really like the small Icons with Pop-Up text windows. Exchanging and adding editable comments in a cloud, and to a single image has a lot going for it also.

That's what I wanted to ADD to this thread. I realize this isn't something a JPEG, PNG etc. can do.   But a SnagIt Capture File (*snag) can do this and be shared to a cloud.  

 Callouts have their place and I like them a Lot.  But "Sticky Notes and Clouds" are pretty awesome too.

 

Thanks for your thoughts Shawn.

Regards, Joe


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See the screen capture shown below.  I created the red "cloud" shown below using Adobe Acrobat Pro.  I would like a similar tool in SnagIt.  The tool works by creating points defining the area to be clouded and closing the cloud.  The example shown below required 6 entry points with a simple click of the mouse an presto! instant cloud.  We NEED this in SnagIt please.  So useful.

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Does anyone see the value of adding a "cloud tool" similar to Adobe Acrobat which allows you to place a written cloud around important features of a screen capture.  I am NOT talking about cloud sharing.  See my screen capture above this reply.  See the cool looking RED cloud shaped bubble I placed using Adobe.  This should be easy for Techsmith to add to SnagIt.
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Hi Shawn, indeed it's an interesting effect. However, to be very honest, the purpose is simply to call attention to something, right? And SnagIt already has tools for that. Typically Rectangles or Circles or Ovals and such.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm a HUGE fan of having more options. But just speaking for myself here, I'm not sure I'd ever want to use an option as you depicted, It's simply too busy for me. But again, that's probably just me.

Here is an image using many of SnagIt's tools to emphasize things:



Cheers... Rick :)
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Thank you for your comments Rick.  No offense, but I am hoping to hear from people who work with drawings primarily in their profession such as Architects, Engineers, Designers/Draftsmen, etc...  Highlighting or emphasizing drawing details using a "cloud tool" similar to a drawing revision cloud is especially useful to those like myself working with engineered drawings/plans/sketches on a daily basis.  I have attached another example.

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Thanks for sharing that. Likely it will help the folks at TechSmith better grasp what you are looking for!
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Shawn,
This isn't a squiggly cloud, But now that I know what you were after.
This is a feature I think you will like. There was too much to cover without throwing together a demonstration video. So here's a link, Let me know if this works for you.
http://www.screencast.com/t/2um35NVli

Regards, Joe 
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Hey Joe, actually it is possible to achieve an "open ended" box by simply manipulating the lines. What you do is click and click to draw the open ended box, then simply double back on the line to where you clicked the first angle and double-click to end where you began, like below:



Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks for your reply Joe.  I appreciate the time taken to create and upload the video, very well presented.  I am aware of the polygon tool within SnagIt and use it often.  The idea of having a "cloud tool" similar to Adobe came to me because I often snag drawing details and then switch to Adobe Acrobat to use the cloud tool because it already exists, is very convenient and is a common method of marking drawings in the Architect/Engineering profession.  I can continue using the combo of SnagIt and Adobe which is just fine.  I was just thinking like minded folks from my industry would speak up and support the idea of a cloud tool within SnagIt.  I can't be the only engineer using SnagIt?  Have a great day.

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