Hi I have just been working on a set of scans using the SnagIt editor to touch-up, clean-up and repair these scanned images. I appreciate having professional, easy to use pixel level editing tools for this project. The scans were B&W scans saved in the TIFF file format. Through this process I would like to make a couple suggestions for the SnagIt editor.
These TIFF files were huge files. Each scan was from 30 to 150 MB files. The images were from large format scans of pages up to 24x36 sheets at 300 DPI. Due to the original media I had TIFF images that were averaging 1090 x 7349 pixels in size.
Suggestion #1. While cleaning up edge noise I sure could have used an eraser tool WAY bigger than 50 pixels. Is there a reason why 50 pixels is the maximum size? I will try to attach a sample image to show you the scanned garbage around the perimeter I was trying to erase.
Suggestion #2. I didn’t really like the fact that I couldn’t deactivate the current editing tool. Because of the huge image file I was doing a lot of zooming and panning (very slowly in that image size I might add). I didn’t like navigating around with the “pen” or the “eraser” tool active. One time I accidently erased a stripe all the way across the image without knowing it. I would like to see a way to just return to the “mouse” tool, to know that no editing mode was active. I tried “escape” and kept looking for an OFF option.
Suggestion #3. During long periods of erasing It would have been cool to be able to lock the eraser too ON. My mouse finger got so tired of keeping that LMB held down tight for LONG periods of time.
The only problem I had (probably due to the file size/image size, was that the “Replace Color” tool would activate the current settings as soon as I selected the tool. But in order to use the color picker, I needed to see the “original colors” not the “previewed changes” colors. No matter how long I waited, the image would never revert back to the current colors as long as the tool was active, even without me pressing “apply”. That made it very difficult to “pick” the color I actually wanted to replace.
Suggestion #4. Maybe the replace color tool needs to have a “preview” button added, and not show the “previewed changes” until the user selects “preview”.Thanks for considering!