Same color highlight tool.

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Does snagit editor have a tool like this one in gimp which allows you to select all of the same color at once so you may highlight it then select invert so you may copy everything else?
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Posted 11 months ago

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Rick Grunwald

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No. That is usually in the domain of programs like Affinity, photoshop and ... GIMP :))
Sorry
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Rick Stone

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Hmmm, would the color replacement tool work?
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Joe Morgan

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The only invert feature SnagIt has,  inverts the entire image.

You cannot select  Red, Green or Blue independently.

Regards,Joe
 
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The color replacement works a little but there is no transparent color unless I'm missing something.
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I understand what you are trying to do now johnzenaida,

 What you want is the "Magic Wand" Tool.


You may need to adjust the tolerance slider so that it selects all of the color and none of the surrounding color. Or it may need adjusting so it selects more of the color.

If you are selecting the same color in many areas of an image. Select "Global Color Selection".

If you only want to select the color in one area only. You want "Global Color Selection" to be turned off

In the image below I am selecting Red with a tolerance of 6.

You can see the selected area is contained to within the red colored shapes.
However,not all of the red is selected, in every shape.

In this exaggerated example I've upped the tolerance to 16 and is selecting several colors.It's still not selecting all the red.


So the level of 6 is a good place to start. With the selection made and the slider placed at the level you want it.
The  Background fill button has to be set to "Transparent". Then hit "Delete"


You would need to go through the same process to eliminate the remaining red.

Regards,Joe
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johnzenaida

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Thanks that is exactly what I was looking for. Works good.
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then select invert so you may copy everything else?

As for this part, you can invert your current selection by using Edit > Invert Selection or right-click for the context menu and select Invert Selection. (Note the Ctrl+Shift+I hotkey.)