I would like to see a preview counter when selecting the cutout area that indicates what the revised image height / width will be when the cutout is confirmed
This is not a proper comparison. Photoshop doesn’t possess functionality like the cut out tool. If it did. It would probably do exactly as you request. At the very least, it would tell you how many pixels you selected. Just like the other selection tools, crop, etc.
If SnagIt let you know how many pixels you were selecting. And, you were working with captures of the same size. You could make a chart with cutout values to choose from.
As is, the cut out tool is a minimum functionality tool. You can’t refine a selection. You make a cut, hope it’s correct. If not, Undo and start over.
Not trying to come off as negative here. By comparison, what
you’ve requested. Is a newer & world class cut out tool.
Yet, there’s 100’s of people requesting much simpler things.
Like the return of SnagIt notes. 114 votes. Official Response. Forget It, “Not Planned”.
SnagIt notes is a feature that works in previous versions of SnagIt on Windows 10 machines. So it’s not like the feature needs a lot of work to function. https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/bring-back-the-snagit-notes-output
Easy way to draw curved lines and arrows. 467 votes “Under Consideration”
I could post more examples. But here’s the real obstacle.
Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead
Hi Rick - Our primary focus is on technical
communication and technology training use cases. We've been sharing that focus
as we have the opportunity. See, for example, my intro to the
Snagit 2018 reveal. That's why we're intent on solving problems germane to
technical communication, such as the difficulty in keeping screenshots up to
date as the tech is constantly changing (hence Smart Move / Text Replace).
We want Snagit to be the tool that makes it easy for people who understand a technology or interface to visually explain and document it for people who don’t. Capabilities that further that goal are higher up the priority list than those that would take us in a different direction.
Now, if you can demonstrate
how the current cut out tool is hampering the workflow for this demographic of
people, you might have a shot at improving it. If not, well, I think you know what that means.
I’ll vote yes to show my support.
You're right that the cutout tool is minimalist and a means of adjusting the cutout would be great and I'd vote for that.
The thing is though, i am so accustomed to undoing and starting over that it's become second nature. A pixel counter would be invaluable though, and would save me doing many repeat operations to get to the size I need
As for the demographic, that's me. That's exactly what I use SnagIt for.
I am currently writing an article on the poor compliance of many websites with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) for which I need to create galleries of best and worst practice. I am placing these into a slider and they all need to be the exact same height but display their content in 1:1. That's why I need to be able to see the size of the final image with cutout before I release the mouse button.