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When I create an image, then cut and paste another image (from snag it) into the original image the quality is really bad.  I used to be able to do this with no problem but now I find this a real problem with how I like to use snag it.  What's changed, is there a setting I can use to fix it. 
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Michelle Colbran

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I find that if I undo and try again it sometimes works.  Or, reversing the direction of the merge works too. 
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hi Michelle;

Are you pasting the content into a new image that is smaller, resolution-wise (thus forcing the pasted content to be downscaled, potentially losing quality)?

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If Michelle is having the same problem as me, then I have auto resize turned on so the base image increases in the situation you describe, Robert. For me the work flow goes something like this.

1. Take several screenshots
2. Choose one from the tray as the base image
3. Now drag other items from the tray onto the base image.
4. Randomly the image dragged into the base image is degraded, even though the original in the tray is perfect.
5. In fact, I can start over and reverse the order of the images, and drag the previous base image into the previous dragged image and it works.
6. So, it seems to be erratic
7. BTW, I wish that when I carefully place the dragged item where I want it, SnagIt would obey that selection, instead of saying, "Nah. I think it would look much better way!". Grrrrrr

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I have noticed a degrading of the image being added, but when Flattened, it is fine.   Barry C.