SnagIt: Torn edge on top only (or in middle of screenshot)

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SnagIt 13.1.1 (Build 7662) for Windows:

Hi,

For the SnagIt "Torn Edge" feature: I know I can alter a screenshot to have a torn edge at the bottom. 

Or, a torn edge at bottom and top. 

But, is there a way to either:
1) Have a torn edge at the top only.
2) Have a torn edge in the middle (vertically) of a screenshot. This option would be ideal. I'm trying to show a screen with, say, 50 rows of data and page navigation commands at the bottom. It would be great to (e.g.) show:
- First 10 rows
- Double torn edge.
- Last 5 rows and page navigation commands.

Can SnagIt do the above?
Thanks,
Steve
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Rick Stone

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I think you want the cut out tool. 



Cheers... Rick :)
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Thanks. How do I navigate to this Cut Out tool?
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If you are using the most recent version of SnagIt, try clicking the More button.

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Note that when you have finished with the cutout tool you will need to click on another tool before you will be able to do anything else.  Known issue.

You asked about being able to apply a torn edge just to the top.  I uspsect, as Rick did, that was because of your other request but, just in case, you can do that too by clicking the edges you want here:

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@Rick-  I tried the Cutout tool. But, it seems that the jagged edge appears only at the end of the upper border of the cut, not the lower. (it looks better on some screenshots than others, but here's one where it does not appear at all at the bottom.) Thanks.
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Unfortunately the cut out tool doesn't allow us to manipulate its properties. If it did, you might be able to add an outline for emphasis.

In this case, you might want to consider changing the Canvas color to something like gray so it really stands out.



Cheers... Rick :)
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@Rick - Yeah, changing the canvas color to gray helped. Doesn't look great, but good enough for our purposes. 

This exercise was a good learning experience for SnagIt. Thanks again.
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@Paul - final question. For future reference, how do I get to the screen where I can customize my jagged edges?

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I'm not Paul, of course, but in that dialog you are showing, click the triangles to expose options.

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Ha Ha, I am not Rick and I may have misunderstood your question.
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:) I'll try later. On another document now... Thanks.
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Well skairys,

If you got the stomach for it. You can do what you want the Hard Way in SnagIt.
It's just not as quick and easy as it could be.

You would start by using the rectangular selection tool to select an area of your capture. Then delete it.


Then you would select one of the remaining sections. Moving it closer to the other one. If you use the arrow keys it will keep it in line with the edge of the screen perfectly.
Once in position with a gap.
You need to grab the  "Top or Bottom"of the image to crop it. So there's no free space above or below.
Then, you need to Flatten the image. That's a important step.


Then you can select either section.
Here I selected the top and applied an edge just to the bottom.
If you apply to much shadow, you get a hard edge at the selection line so to much shadow isn't good.
You want "0" Border. Or all the edges get a border added to them.
You can chose any edge style and size of teeth.

You can even save your preferences as a "Quick Style" If you want to do this down the road. It's a lot of extra steps to do this. But applying the effects with one click might make it doable? 



Rinse and repeat.



Regards,Joe



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