Snagit: Space around clipping

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I love the way the "Drop Shadow" preset leaves a transparent area on the right and bottom of my clipping. But, each time I manually add some space on the other two sides. (see video) Is there a way I can add this to my default preset?
https://www.screencast.com/t/mD1s8h6GE
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You can't auto expand the canvas with any preset.
At least not any way I know of.

In your video you are just expanding the canvas which is transparent.

Are you adding a color to the canvas after expanding it?

If you are leaving it transparent than what purpose would expanding the canvas be for?


Dubie:)
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Heya Dubie, I can see where the desire would be to have the image with extra "transparent" space so as to provide a wider gap if inserting into a blog post or whatever. Because if that space weren't part of the image, one might end up having to fiddle with a margin or whatever in order for the image not to simply appear "shoved up against the text". ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Oh I can imagine where there might be a need to add some margin to a image.
A bumper if you will.

Was just curios to what the OP's use case might be.

I can't speak for most blog platforms but with Wordpress spacing around elements is done in most themes in it's CSS and a need to bumper images usually isn't necessary.

At least with the themes I have used :)

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Exactly, Rick. I also have a stroke around the clip, so putting the transparent border all the way around balances and sets-off the image nicely.
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Hi there

One thought that comes to mind is that you could configure a preset that adds a white border to your image. Unfortunately, there is no way I'm aware of to configure the border itself to be transparent. But if you initially omitted the drop shadow, it would maybe be easier to add just the border. Then in the editor, just flood fill the white border with transparency. Then apply the drop shadow.

This is likely more steps than you were hoping to achieve, but maybe it helps.

Cheers... Rick :)