Provide an option for AUTOMATIC auto-trim

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My workflow requires auto-trimming every image that I capture. It's nice that the big red Capture button automatically puts the capture on the clipboard, but that doesn't help me if I must always auto-trim using a button on the toolbar.

Please give me an option to *automatically* auto-trim the image before putting it on the clipboard. (Also allow an automatic auto-trim for the normal capture button too.)

It's easy to imagine that many people use the auto-trim function. Why make us add another click or two to our workflows? :-) Thank you


While searching the forum for another issue (automatic borders around captured images), I found a little video on how to create a capture preset that applies effects. One of the effects was auto-trim, so I made a preset for myself to solve the issue.
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Thanks. I frequently use auto-trim and did not know (had not explored) the effects options to discover the auto-trim one. This is a time saver. You can teach an old dog new tricks.
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For those that may be unaware:

I use auto trim often. Not while capturing, but after the capture. And often I observe it failing. I presume it typically fails because there are too many variations of color and it's too subtle for my aging eyes to pick up.

One way I work past this is to use an odd color to "flood fill" the area I want to auto trim. I think the tolerance setting helps with this. 

But after doing a flood fill, typically the auto trim behaves exactly as I had hoped to remove what I didn't want.