Shadow on all 4 sides of a capture

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I want to put a shadow on all 4 sides of a capture.  But the option to do so is greyed out.



You can get close by applying multiple effects but it's a PITA.  Please enable the option for all sides (wrapping nicely round the corners)
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Or allow pressing and holding the Ctrl key as you click the squares surrounding things.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi,
I would love this myself!!

However, there is a bit of a workaround... I know... I know... But, if you need a shadow for each side, this might help!

The Shapes allow you to put a shadow all the way around. So, if you are so inclined, you can add a transparent shape around the image, and add the shadow for all sides.

You have to have at least a one pixel for the outline to get the shadow. In this image, I made the 1 pixel outline the same color as the blue background. Or, you can put the shape behind the main capture and it will cover that 1 pixel line.


The settings for the shadow in the Shapes properties allow you to adjust the opacity and size of the shadow.


Kelly
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Can you perhaps create a video demonstrating this? I've tried it and so far am unsuccessful in seeing any shadow. So I think I'm missing something. The image supplied has no shadow I can see.
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Rick,
Here's a video:
https://www.screencast.com/t/0DYQTGgfhrpC

Kelly

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Even simpler than what I had understood. Still, mildly kludgy. But, works for me.
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Thanks Kelly, that helps.

I guess the problem is that the shadow is so subtle it's nearly impossible to detect unless you zoom way in.
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