Snagit - Scale Image with Mouse

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Surely exposing my ignorance here - Is there a way to Scale a capture image with the mouse as you would with inserted images in Word or Excel?  And with no lock on Aspect.

I want to size the image somewhat skewed from the original aspect before applying Callouts and other features.

Thanks in advance,
Delain
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Have you tried 'Ctrl +' mouse wheel? I don't know about removing the 'Aspect' lock though.
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Theres no way to unlock the aspect ratio of an image, then click and drag to resize it that I'm aware of.
"Through a keyboard shortcut " For example.

However, if you click the image dimensions just above the recent captures tray.
Unlock the aspect ratio Padlock. You can type in dimensions that will allow you to Skew the image.

Regards,Joe

 

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... and you can, of course, apply that same unlock principle to any of the other forms of measure.  I sometimes use percentages
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I don’t have an aspect lock on my 2019 resize?



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You should have a lock image.

Click on that to lock/unlock the aspect ratio

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NVM - you have to have resampling ticked on for the box to appear.

Without it there is no box.

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Dubie

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This is good to know.

i have always had resampling on so I never caught that.
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You could create a new image (Ctrl+N) and copy/paste your image into it.  Then you can adjust aspect by moving side handles or top/bottom handles.  To adjust with corner handles, you need to hold Shift while dragging.  Then you can flatten when you're satisfied with the adjustment.
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You beat me to it.
It took time to  create the Gif.

Oh well I leave my post for a visual.
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You can put the capture/image on a new canvas (create a new image) and then you can manipulate the capture image or a imported image.

With the image on a new canvas if you grab one of the corner handle you can resize the image. The aspect ratio Will be locked.

If you use one of the side grab handles you can stretch the image with no aspect ratio lock.

And if you hold the Shift key and use a corner handle you can resize the image without the ratio locked.



When done just trim off the excess canvas.

Dubie
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Thank you for the attention to this. Apparently I wasn't clear enough. I wasn't looking for a way to zoom (Ctrl+wheel) nor a keyboard shortcut to unlock the Aspect prior to manipulation, necessarily.

However, Quark Flux was on target and gets the cookie!
Or at least, his response led me to my new-found method.
What I learned:
  1. create a new image canvas (I typically let Snagit use whatever size is already in the New Image size parameters)
  2. Paste the image/capture from the Clipboard onto the blank canvas (Snagit will expand to fit),
  3. drag the corner handles of the canvas to enlarge the working area,
  4. Now, I can drag the sizing handles of the image/graphic to resize it . . . AND
  5. Using the Shift while dragging the corner handles will override the Aspect lock and let me size it however I need.
Beautiful!
And everyone else here says, "Oh yeah, that's what you wanted to do? We already knew that!"

Now - What is the quick 'n easy way to get the enlarged canvas area to auto-fit to my new image area without me having to drag and eyeball getting close enough to the edges?

Thank you,
Delain
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Yep, Dubie gets a cookie also; posted while I was typing I suppose.
Thanks.
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You can use the Trim or Auto-Trim.

Image>>Trim or from the Tools use Auto-Trim

That should remove the canvas around your image.

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Great! Thanks to everyone.

Delain