Reset Step Shadow back to factory default / customreset

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The Step feature has a very rich Shadow capability. A good designer can make it look great. A non-designer, like me, can make it look awful.
It would be nice if you can "undo" your mistakes but resetting it back to how it comes out of the box. I needed to go to an other install of SnagIt to see what the original settings were.
Similarly, nice if after someone has made some nice design changes you could save it to use again. And maybe even share that style, with others on the team.
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  • humble that I'm not a graphic artist.

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Tony Coty

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What exactly is "step shadow"? Is it available in 2019 version?
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Tony Coty

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Thanks for the replies! Would have been helpful to get my answer!
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

Sorry about that! In my screenshot below you can see the shadow control for steps, which does exist in 2019.
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Tony Coty

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Thanks Luke! I see the screenshots, but never heard of drop shadow as a "step shadow". I'm guessing that is what everyone here is talking about, a drop shadow with another name.
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Think of it as a shadow effect, in this case a drop shadow, applied to a step. With the shadow control, which can be applied to many different tools in Snagit, it can also become an 'up' shadow, a 'side' shadow or a surround shadow. Explore your options and have some fun.
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Ha ha , I hear you Tony Coty

I read the title of this post when it was new. 

I thought, what the heck is a Step Shadow ???? I thought it must be a Mac feature and moved on. 
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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my guess is they were just referring to the drop shadow on the step tool.
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It was a good guess, I was only responding that I became confused by it as well. Had I read the entire post. I believe I would have drawn the same conclusion.

Then I responded below regarding what I feel is wrong with resetting all the quick styles simultaneously.
I think improving the current reset model is worth considering.

Regards,Joe
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

All of these things are possible!

If you right click on a step quick style, it gives you the option to restore your defaults. note that this does reset all tools, not just step.



when you make changes to the shadow, you get a ghost quick style, but if you click on the plus button, then it will stick around permanently



Sharing of quick styles is possible as well, just click the gear near the theme name and export the whole theme, or selected styles. these can be shared across mac and windows

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Joe Morgan

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We don't have reset Quick Styles in Windows. {:>(

Regards,Joe
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I have in my install. It's not named exactly the same.

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OK, I right clicked and found it. Thanks.
Mac seems to listed under a gear icon.

Truth be told, I deleted all the default styles. I don't use them {:>)

I've discovered creating and saving custom profiles. Makes for a virtually clutter free quick styles menu.
Plus, I do 90% of my work in Photoshop. I don't need many quick styles.

Regards,Joe
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I'm with davidjlean

I can see some merit in resetting  "ALL of Them" with one click. I'm not sure this would be needed under most circumstances. 

It would be much better if you could reset the current settings of the annotation in use, or the one currently appearing in the properties panel/the one you're about to apply.
I'll add Effects to the list as well.

Resetting SnagIt as a whole? Is far to destructive by default.

I'm glad SnagIt remembers the last settings used.Which get roasted through reset.

Regards,Joe
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi,

We've added this feature in 2020.1.4 for mac, which is now available!