SnagIt ZOOM Incrementally

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SnagIt ZOOM Incrementally - to zoom to a precise size, adding the option to zoom by either clicking up/down arrow on screen with your mouse, or by using the arrow keys on the keyboard, sould speed up precise zooming.
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Ctrl and + or - do it in steps if that's any help?
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This is actually a great idea - zooming in and out is a common task and there are times when it's beneficial to zoom in and out to predictable levels. There are also rare times when not only do you want the video zoomed but any annotations, blur ranges, etc that are placed over the video, and having predictable zoom levels would make that slightly less painful.
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The "Ctrl + -" does help; so Thank you very much, Paul!.  Call me fussy, but it changes by what seems to be increments of 5%.  I am hoping for 1% or even smaller.  However, I don't want to be TOO fussy.  JAck's comments take it to a level a bit over my head, but I like his ideas too.
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Doh! I answered this one in a hurry and thought it was for Camtasia, For snagit, as I see in the comments below, there are conversations about changing the resolution of the image vs changing how big the image appears in the editor.  

For me [snagit]'s on screen zoom has always been ok to me - zoom to fit, zoom to 100, the slider and the box where I can type in a zoom percent, those have always been enough.

Also I am with Paul and Joe and wondering if what you're really after is to resize the image canvas, so that when you export, it exports at that size.
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You can change zoom level of a image by percentage. I believe that's what he's after. He scans and crops stock market forecast charts for clients. I would think blowing them up is logical. Oh well, I suspect he'll be back. Typing "X" percent is much easier than calculating XXXX x XXX
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Yes the +/- step is 5% and there's no other option that gives you finer grain control.  The slider and the Ctrl + zoom  wheel also seem to go in 5% increments.  I have tried several other key combos (Alt, Shift, Ctrl in various permutations) and they either do nothing or, you guessed it, 5%.

As a last chance saloon, I tried tilting the scroll wheel left or right.  Nothing.

But that last option did make me wonder whether that might be a good way of adding a +/- 1% shift.

However can I just check something?  This may be a silly question, but this zoom is only the visible area for editing.  You are not actually changing the canvas size of the image.  You'll notice the height and width in px do not change as you zoom out or in.  I know it sounds daft to ask, but what are you doing from a visible editing window size point of view that needs a greater level of granularity than 5% increments / actual size / fit to page don't give?  I just want to make sure we're not talking apples and pears
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Hi Paul,
I wasn't doing anything spectacular.  I scanned one of my stock market forecast charts to send to a client.  I cropped it to get rid of excess margin.  Then I clicked the "Fit to Screen" feature in zoom mode, but it remained unchanged.  So, I tried the scroll zoom and then the numerical input zoom box and learned neither would give me exactly the fit I wanted, nor did it work, for example, when I typed in "47%" - it just stayed at 45%  After all that, I thought, "Why not send a feedback" and here we are.
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Are you wanting to actually scale the image so that what your client receives is smaller? Or are you wanting to change what you see in SnagIt so it's easier to work with?

I'm not sure we have established that fact.
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You need to actually Apply a percentage value to an image one time to get percentages to stick by default.

 
Once you've done that they will change on the fly.Hitting Apply will no longer be necessary.

Regards, Joe
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I generally use the Ctrl key along with rolling the mouse wheel forward or backward to zoom in or out.

And to easily snap to 100% press Ctrl + 0 (zero)

Cheers... Rick :)
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 I scanned one of my stock market forecast charts to send to a client.  I cropped it to get rid of excess margin.  Then I clicked the "Fit to Screen" feature in zoom mode, but it remained unchanged. 
That's the bit where I am confused.  Changing the zoom won't make any difference to what you send to your client, only what you see.  To change the physical size you need to use the resize tool at the bottom of the edit screen, here:



My apologies if i am still misunderstanding what you arte trying to do
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Updated post, So gc,

 I think I see what you want now. Percentage values can be applied once you switch over to % in the drop down menu.
 

Regards,Joe



 You need to hit Apply before the change will occur.

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Yes but that will jump to the nearest 5% increment
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Not when your re-scaling by Percent.

 In the example below I created a 10,000 x 10,000 image and re-scaled to 47% of it's original size. That's 4,700 pixels.

Before



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Scaling by percent.  I am a klutz. :)  The 5% jump is when you zoom  by percent
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Nah, don't be so hard on yourself. I walked into a long conversation with a lot of clues  and a fresh perspective.
It was a walk in the park.
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I think it's time to wait for the OP to reply.
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WOW! Paul, Joe and Rick: You gentlemen have educated me about several nuances I haven't begun to dig into.  I am really just the simple guy, however, who was wondering why the ZOOM didn't quite allow 1% incremental changes (nor was the Fit to Screen precisely fitting to screen).  I sincerely thank you all for the mindful attention, and I suppose we wait and see if TechSmith adds this smaller increments to the zoom feature. Be well! thanks again - Greg
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OK. glad we've help.  The reason why fit to screen doesn't precisely fit to screen is that if it did, getting hold of the top or bottom edges to resize and crop would be me hindered.