How do I select an object rather than an area in Snagit 13 Editor?

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I am an new SnagIt 12 user (a new to SnagIt user period). I want to select an object to edit the properties. When I use the Selection Tool, I get an area and my only options seem to be to delete, fill or otherwise work on that area. This should be very basic and easy. How do I select an object - not an area?
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  • like an idiot.

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The selection tool, as you found out, is designed to select areas of a capture.  To select object you click on the object. Use the Shift key to select multiple objects while clicking on them.  However, keep in mind that if you save a capture in anything other that the .SNAG format this will flatten objects and will make them no longer able to be selected.
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I just want to select a shape and move it elsewhere on the image. I added text and a shape. When I try to move them, the selection tool shows up with lines that follow my arrow. I do not want that. I want to simply move an object. I have used Snagit for years and the v13 is so incredibly frustrating to use that I end up going back to my Snagit 11 version. Why is the select and move option - and I hope there is one - so user unfriendly?
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As to why it's unfriendly, I have to say I do agree with that assessment. I generally have much better luck selecting whatever object I am trying to select if I first select it among the tools. For example, if I want to select a step to move it, it helps if I first click and select the Step tool in my little toolbar.

Cheers... Rick :)
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maarten.labeeuw

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Quick tip: if you want to select multiple SnagIt objects, as opposed to an area of the image, use the "Move" tool. You can also use it in conjunction with the shift-key to select multiple non-contiguous regions.
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Pro Tip: right click the Image to select all objects that you created with SnagIt (minus the canvas with the original screenshot). With that you can quickly move around all objects (instead of shift-selecting everything one by one)



just found via Kelly Mullins in Align Snagit objects
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aaah and I had another revelation: using the Move tool, you can actually select a bunch of objects easily. Go to Move > then drag-click an area to select all objects within that area.

This is what I was intuitively looking for when using Select tool... Damnit SnagIt ;)

via Joe Morgan's reply in Simplify Tool Option Request

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As with most of the new UI features in Snagit, this has become convoluted and borderline none-functional because of their unnecessary new focus on objects. Try flattening out the image (right-click > Flatten All). Then you should be able to select and move a segment of the image. To move more segments, you will probably need to repeat the function again.  This is what happens when a product becomes too mature and the product managers don't know what to do with it any more.