Request to improve the CROP tool in SNAGIT

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Hello!,
I am tired to request this "basic" feature to the SNAGIT developers: to improve the CROP tool, today is not possible to set by user the area to crop the image.

EXAMPLE:
I have a picture open in SNAGIT with dimensions say 2560x1440 pixels and I want to CROP an area of say 1920x1080, then I select the command CROP and surprise!!, not possible to assign a size or ratio to CROP the picture!!. Then, how to do it?. I do not see any alternative, please try yourself.

I am really *unhappy* because this *basic* feature is not available yet in modern SNAGIT 2020, I don't understand why something that is the minimum feature that a software like Snagit should have is not available yet, I have requested already a few versions ago and not implemented yet.

To do the job I have to exit SNAGIT, paste the image in another software, CROP the image, copy the result in clipboard, paste back in SNAGIT .... not comment!.

I understand the only way is to put pressure to TechSmith developers to hear our needs, please!.
Best regards,
Blas.
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Sounds like you are unaware of the ability to click Image > Resize Canvas. And once there, choose how the crop occurs.


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Dear Rick,
Thanks for commenting!.
Yes, I am aware of this command,  but try yourself, is not the solution, simply force the user to select the portion of the picture to CROP, useless!.  I want to move the croping rectangle freely over the picture, and crop the area I like, not only the CENTER, or the TOP LEFT, etc.. the option PLACEMENT has non sense, setting OFF is the solution.
Best regards,
Blas.
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If you use the crop feature, you can move the crop area around.
Its a shame there isn't a more robust feature set for choosing aspect ratios and the like.

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Dear Joe,
Thanks for commenting!.
The CROP tool do not allow the  user to enter by advanced the cropping area. Yes, you can play in the screen, but not possible to cut at exact dimensions, is really a shame.
Best regards,
Blas.
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I must confess, I forgot you couldn't input dimensions into the crop tool. Thats the first tiim I hit crop in SnagIt in ages. Sorry about that.
I send the bulk of my captures to Photoshop.
There was a time I thought SnagIt was much faster. The problem was me, I was inefficient at using Photoshop.
SnagIt can do some things faster, not many.
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Dear Joe,
Not problem, thanks for commenting!.
I must confess as well that to solve the croping problem I have to copy the picture in the clipboard, open  PhotoScape (a freeware software), paste the image, perform the CROP task cutting the image at my preferred dimensions and free location (PhotoScape include as well the option RATIO), copy the resulting image in clipboard, return to SNAGIT, paste, etc.. incredible!!

Best regards,
Blas.
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You can't "input" dimensions but it shows the dimensions to crop as below if that is what you mean:



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There is a way (workaround) that can be a bit faster than taking your image into another program to do a crop.

Re-capture your capture in Snagit.

This only works with the All-in-One (the big red button).

With your image on the Snagit canvas, start a all-in-one capture BUT do not click anywhere.

Hover your mouse to a starting point and then hit the Spacebar.
That gives you a starting point.

Next hold the Shift key for a 1:1
CTRL key for 16:9
Shift + CTRL keys for 4:3

Drag the mouse (WITH OUT CLICKING)  to the approximate size you want your crop


Click Images to Enlarge:



Hit the Enter key to set the end point.

Move your mouse over the selected area and click ( you will get the four headed arrow) and drag the selection where ever you want it.

Fine tune with the handles if you wish.  Using the keys above with the handles will keep the aspect ratios.



Finish the new capture.



Not perfect but it is a way to crop to a aspect ration of 1:1  16:9 or 4:3
and I think a bit faster than going to another program.


Dubie:)


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Even quicker.

Drag out a small All-in-One capture on your image on the Snagit canvas but before hitting the camera button to make the capture.

Hold the
Shift key for 1:1 ration
Ctrl key for 16:9 ration
Shift + Ctrl for 4:3 ratio

and drag one of the corner handles to the size you want.

Drag the selection to where you want it.

Click the camera button to finish the capture.

Dubie:)
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The resize tool will crop as well:




then click apply.
VOILA!
or
TADA!

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Dear Joe,
Thanks for commenting!.
But please note CROP & RESIZE are different commands, RESIZE do not crop the image, simply resizes, setting ON/OFF the RATIO, but you are not allowed to CUT (ie, CROP) an area of the image to say at dimensions 800x600 pixels.
Best regards,
Blas.
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My apologies - I included the wrong 1st image in my last post.

1. CROP your image to what you want to see not worrying with dimensions:


2. Then RESIZE to your final dimensions:



3. TADA!

4. Cropped image to your designated dimensions.   YAAAAAaaaaaaa .......

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