Saving a Scroll, the image is too small to read (any format)

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After I capture a scrolling window, the image that appears in the edit window is micro small (narrow and long), unreadable.  I am unable to save it to any format where I can actually increase its size to use it.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

If you look at the bottom of the editor, what is the zoom setting? Perhaps it's configured to Always Shrink to Fit?


If so, try clearing the option so there is no check mark.

Cheers... Rick :)
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You're right, thanks.  That displayed the entire scrolled image in the edit window but copying (Copy All then using CTRL V) or saving (Save As) it to anything still pastes it as a very long and very narrow image with can not be expanded.  Its as though Snagit can't tell Words to paste this image over multiple pages - same with PDFs.

I have saved the pasted image to Screencast https://www.screencast.com/t/oVfaIv6CQGs7
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Does Snagit not have a solution for this primary feature of their capture product?!?
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Hello again

I'm not sure I understand what you are asking for when you say "have a solution". Seemed to me that the issue was the scaling to fit. On a really long capture, the image looks super tiny because SnagIt is scaling it to fit inside the editor. And if you turn it off, you see the image at full size, but you have to scroll a lot to bring the hidden bits into view.

So I'm not sure what you are hoping to see.

Cheers... Rick ;)
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I would have to ask,  How are you using this capture?

To view it as the image you have posted you could do as you have and upload it some where and send someone a link. They can then usually click on it in the webpage you send them to to enlarge it and view it.

You can also (locally) just drag and drop the image on to a browser page and click the image to enlarge and view it.
So you could send someone the image with instructions to use the browser this way.

If you need it as a PDF that will be a bit of work in Word.

Word can not span a long image across multiple pages.

You would have to paste you image in to a page and crop it for each page.
So paste your image>>crop    New page>>paste your image>>crop etc.

Lot of work.

If these type of captures are from a online webpage you might want to check out a free browser extension call PrintFriendly There is also a bookmarklet if you prefer that.

It makes great PDF's from a webpage and retains the clickable links.

I use it multiple times a day.

Options kind of depend on how you need to use these type of long captures.

:)
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Thank you, you understood and addressed the difficulty.  The PrintFriendly option did what I needed.