SNAGIT TOOLS REQUIRED!

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Do you have a possibility to upgrade some very very annoying behavior with SnagIt as:

- when you are working on a part of an image, and needs to change the zoom it moves the image to a random area, where you were not working before, when you felt more zoom was needed. It shold increase or decrease the zoom AT THE AREA you were working.

- You cannot move/drag a zoomed image by pressing the spacebar and dragging it with the mouse.

- You don't have minor adjustments, proportional to the zoom you are using, to move a pasted image with the keyboard arrows. You have to keep trying to adjust the over image using the mouse and this is often a painfull process

- Add numbers to increase and decrease field to the slide bars. Some times it's very very hard to adjust the slide bar or to guess which will be the correct number to put in the blank field. As in some slide rulers there are pre-dfined values, it can use also this values ou you can increase the velue bu units or steps.

This would help us a LOT!!!!!

Thanks

mario



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Paul

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Hi Mario - welcome to the forum

You have a number of issues, let's deal with the easy one first - the ability to have fine control over the font size.

I totally agree.  Would you mind raising this as a separate issue so that we can all vote on it, without it becoming confused in the other issues?

If I understand you correctly, the zoom too is working as intended, but you can control the placement of the zoomed section using the controls:



You will be pleased to see that, here, you have a slider AND a number you can enter. :)

I hope I have understood your requirement correctly

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If you hold down the control button and zoom in using your mouse scroll wheel. While holding the cursor over your work area. The zoom will keep you in the general vicinity of your work area. But it will not hold you precisely in your work area as it will go wildly off target.
This is an inconsistency that they need to fix as well. In Photoshop, when you do this. The zoom holds right to the pixel that you have the cursor placed over and it works fantastic.

The only thing about Photoshop and SnagIt is that the image has to fill the canvas area either horizontally or vertically before the cursor locks onto any given cursor location of the image.

I do find it annoying you can't hold down the space bar to drag around the main image.

If you want to use the arrows to move something. Holding the shift key moves things one pixel at a time. And simply using the arrow keys moves things five pixels at a time.

As far as the slide bars go. Yeah there kinda clunky and not very easy to use I don't like him. You can click inside the numbered boxes. And use the arrow keys to adjust the numerical value up and down.

Regards, Joe
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+1 on the spin boxes for all items and to add a stroke to the circle of the slide bar control so it is better visible.. That is one of the things that should be fairly easy to implement
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I would agree that it would be great if there were some central focal point that would be zoomed in on. But generally speaking, the Ctrl+mouse wheel isn't really all that bad. Unless you are just flipping the wheel madly and paying zero attention to what you are hoping to zoom in on, I've never really seen it go wildly off course. You just have to pay a bit of attention and move the mouse slightly around to get it zoomed where you want.

One thing that could be helpful in this process is to do what Microsoft Paint used to do. Offer a thumbnail view of the entire image with an outline depicting the zoomed in area. Then allow dragging the outline to reveal different areas. But I'm also probably more fond of the Space bar click and drag as Joe mentioned.

Another thought occurs from something I've seen with Adobe Captivate. Captivate offers a grid that can be made visible. Also, there is another option for snapping to the grid. But what's really super helpful is that you may configure the grid size. And whatever measurement has been configured for the grid size is also the larger measurement used when moving an object. A press of any arrow key results in one pixel movements. But if you press and hold Ctrl as you also press any arrow key causes the movement to occur by whatever has been configured for the grid size. So if you do this a lot, you can configure a grid size of perhaps 50 pixels to allow moving objects pretty quickly.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Some mice have a click wheel that moves in a set number of px to give more control.  Some mice like the Logitech G502 even have a select button that lets you flip between click and smooth roll
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He He! those side thumb keys are the ones that drive me nuts.  I like to use the wheel tilt to scroll horizontally, and the small amount of thumb pressure required to counter the left tilt causes the side buttons to get selected.  Other than that it like it.
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Don't know if you know but if you have or get the Logitech Gaming Software you can
un-assign those buttons. Then they won't do anything.

The software is for configuring your keyboard or mouse.




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Yup.  Thing is, i bought this puppy just so I COULD assign functions to buttons. Hey ho!
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So Paul, are you satisfied with the new mouse?

Dubie, that's a Logitech G500 software you have installed.The 502 looks like this.

You may want to upgrade you're software.Unless you actually have a 500?Or an old image of you're software?


 
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On the whole?  Not really.

1. I just can't develop the muscle memory for what all the buttons do
2. As I have a little arthritis in that hand, I don't have the dexterity to operate them as well as I could.  

I find myself reverting to my plain old Logitech M-UAS 144.

But it was worth the experiment - you don't know until you try.  I might sell it on
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Reading through I see mention of no spacebar grab hand dragging when zoomed in on a capture or image.

The spacebar is pretty much the norm in most programs to bring up the grab hand but as most of us know
Techsmith has to do it there way which is to use Shift+CTRL.

Works with most of what ever tool you are using when zoomed in on a image or capture.

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Rick Stone, you keep saying that SnagIt’s zoom is not that bad.

However, if you going to zoom in a lot. You have to zoom in a just few clicks of the mouse’s wheel. Wait for SnagIt to catch up to your inputs from the mouse. Because it’s not a smooth zoom, it zooms incrementally. If you scroll five or six clicks of the mouse wheel. It can take several seconds for all of those incremental/individual zooms to take place.

Then you have to reposition your cursor because the zoom is going off target. To the point that if you don’t reposition the cursor, the targeted area will go off canvas altogether. Then scroll some more.

Rinse and repeat while still not maintaining target accuracy. Even one scroll of the mouse wheel cannot maintain accurate zooming with pinpoint accuracy. The area you have placed your cursor around is always in a different location after the zoom has taken effect.

I can only assume that you have never used high quality software that can zoom properly. Because if you had, you shouldn’t be satisfied with the performance of SnagIt.

So I created this be Vimeo video so you can see how well Photoshop does it, and my complaints with SnagIt.

Regards, Joe