Snagit 2018 lost features from older versions

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I upgraded to SnagIt 2018 but found that it has lost several features that made editing images easier. For example, when I now place an object (text, arrow,...) it is no longer selected so if I immediately try to edit it's properties the changes don't apply to it.

Also, several of the property fields, like font size or line width, used to have up/down arrows making for easy and quick adjustments. Now I either need to use the slider (awkward and imprecise) or type in the field and hit Enter (awkward and slow).

And the default color palette no longer includes the larger selection of standard colors that used to be there. Finding bright red is no longer easy - the default red appears to be an off-standard color.

All in all I really like the product, but some of the recent changes have made it less productive to use.

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Posted 9 months ago

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For your first statement,  you have to make sure the object is selected to edit it.
This may sometimes require moving a object to the back to get to another underlying object.

As for your other statements,  both are requests the have been made many times here.
If they ever happen is anyone's guess.

:)
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Thanks for the reply. On the first one, that was my point though - in previous versions it was auto-selected. I can't tell you how many times I add an object now and edit it settings only to realize it wasn't applied to the object I just added. To make this worse is the fact that the object does look like it is selected when you first add it (the selection bars are there).
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I get it. What can I say.

To know a object is selected it will usually have the transform bounding box and the rotate handle showing.



:)
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Forgive me if I'm repeating myself but the issue isn't knowing when an object is selected (that's easy). The issue is that previously when you added a new object it "WAS" selected. Now it is not, even though it looks like it is, and this leads to the wasted time editing.
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Yes but I am an experienced user and it still catches me out that I can't draw an object, go to the properties panel and change some for the object I just drew, without first selecting it.  How hard can it be to keep a newly drawn object selected?  And make it a system parameter if there are those that prefer it the way it is.
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I can't figure out why they did that, it's as if they thought you can draw a shape perfectly without the need for any adjustments.
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@bradm

I got what you are saying. Sadly it is what it is for now anyways and can only deal with it.

It's just something else they botched up

:)
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+ 1 to all of this, including point 1
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One shortcut, you can save custom colors.

Switch to the RGB Mode so you know you have 100% Red, Green, Blue, etc. selected.
I say switch to RGB because the sliding dot doesn't work very well, it doesn't get up in the corner tightly and select pure colors.
 You will probably need to type in values manually.

Than use the add to my colors button.

Regards,Joe
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Sure, you can.  I think the OP's point, with which I agree, is that a standard palette of just 10 or 12 colours (depending where you stand on the "black and white are not colours" debate) is just a little bit on the miserly side, especially since subtle isn't the 12's strong suit.
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