SnagIt is not colormanaged. Losing color information from screenshots.

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I notice that when I screengrab from colorful websites and paste directly in to Facebook or other places then It will loose half of the color information.

If I save the screengrab as a file then send the file, the problem is fixed.

It would be nice that "Copy all" didnt lose color information within SnagIt editor. Maybe it is a Windows copy problem?

Try it yourself from this site. Screengrab and CTRL+V in to a document or a chat in Windows.. Compare that with "Save as" and sending a file... The difference is huuuuuuuge
https://www.jpegmini.com/capture-one

Aleksander


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Rick Grunwald

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You example in the link is a beautiful gradient
I copied and pasted into a word document with not real differences

The gradient pasted to s different color dpth can produce screwy results
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This is strange, I was going to reply like "no, you're not seeing my problem" because I see it a lot, but today right after turning on PC I notice the application behave like it should and I don't get same problem as yesterday - even when trying to force that result.

This lead me to think it can be other things than SnagIt.

I'll report back later today.

Aleksander
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Rick Grunwald

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You may have a virus. If you are on Windows 10, that is the virus. (Don't take my snark seriously) There are a lot of weird and strange problems that come with Windows 10 especially after the updates. They had to pull the last update (which has since been re-release) as it had the novel new feature of DELETING YOUR  PERSONAL DATA
However ... I am glad it resolved for you.
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Another thing that may be at play is your browser. I know that I personally experienced a similar issue several months back and it turned out to be Google Chrome. I noticed that suddenly the colors in Chrome were muted and not nearly as vibrant as they had been previously. After doing some research, I found that there was a setting in Google Chrome that caused that behavior. Once I adjusted Chrome, the issue was resolved.

I'm noticing it again with a different software product I've been beta testing for many months now. I've reported it to the development team. I am aware that the editor for this product is based on elements of HTML and an internal browser. I suspect the same issue there.

Cheers... A different Rick. ;)
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what's the Chrome setting you are mentioning?
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