SnagIt : Gradient fills for shapes needed please

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In a future version of SnagIt, please can we be able to apply a gradient fill to a shape? I'm currently using v11.1 and I find it frustrating that I'm unable to do this.
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Barbara Snyder

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Apparently you can only apply gradients to callouts. I used that technique and just made the arrow disappear by moving the point, but obviously that only works if the shape of the callout works for my graphic. This is indeed frustrating.
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Stacy, Employee

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Wow! I have been on the Snagit team since 2006 and just now realized that we do not have gradient fills for shapes. I will definitely keep this in mind as we are looking over some of the editor tools. Thank you for the great feedback. Please keep it coming :)
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I've been using SnagIt since you've been on the team and have wished for gradients for... ever. This would be enormously helpful, hope you can add it soon. (p.s. No, I'm not still on that version, I'm on 11.4.2 plus have the Mac version.)
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Margaret Becker

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Please.... If you add gradient fills, I will never have to open PaintShop again.
For starters and simplicity, give us two color choices and directions: Top to bottom, side to side, and outside to inside. I will be happy.
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Joel Sanders

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Yes! Gradients, please. 

lol, just noticed this thread is 5 years old. Not a priority, I guess...
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I know this is an old thread, but I've been using SnagIt for about 5 years now and definitely would find gradients useful. Especially modifying legacy images (that are older and more pixelated) for our engineering documents. Gradients would help blend new geometry. Everything Margaret said above would be great.
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It should be the feature available in recent version of snagit
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Rick Stone

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I dearly love SnagIt and recently have found I can do many of my image editing tasks using it. I'd love to be able to abandon PhotoShop for some things but alas I do still occasionally find myself being forced to navigate the Millennium Falcon of applications for a few simple tasks.

Just yesterday I found myself needing to create a gradient background. I inserted a callout with no text, clicked Fill and saw Gradient was available. I figured this was going to be a snap! Unfortunately, it failed to meet expectations. Sigh... Looks like all it does is create a smooth edge to the outline color. Boo...
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Kind of unbelievable that an employee working at SnagIt since 2006 took 9 years to notice that there was no gradient on shapes. And now, three years later, even more unbelievable that it hasn't been implemented...