SnagItEditor v2018 - Rotate - allow use keyboard

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SnagItEditor v2018 - when I need to do a "Custom Rotate" I need to use the slider, which is quite inconvenient. At least, that is my experience. Trying to do a customer rotate of 1 or 2 degr is troublesome - usually it is too much, so you have to slide back and fourth a couple of times.

AFAIK keyboard arrow keys don't work there.
Neither the "+ / -" nor PgDn/PgUp, nor "<  >" in combination with the CTRL key.

Suggest this option be added.

Thanks.

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I never used that feature before before. 1 degree of rotation is a ridiculous place to start.

You need to be able to input decimal points to make that tool useful from my perspective.

Here's that dreaded word.Workaround.

Create a new image, a lot taller than the original and a little wider. My example is a lot wider.What can I say it's an example.
Copy and paste the image to be rotated into the new image. "Transparent Image"

Use the move tool."Cursor" to grab the rotation handle and rotate it that way. Once you grab that handle and click, move the cursor all the way to the top of the canvas.
It will still have a grip on that handle as long as you keep that mouse button down.
 Rotational control is superior the further away you are from the image.That applies to callouts, shapes,you name it. A think a lot of people don't know that.

In the example below I could have rotated the image less. But if I had it would hard to tell I rotated it all.

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Good tip Joe. Does make it a little less jarring.

Something else one can do is type in the value

Click in the value box and type the degree of rotation you want ie; 15

You can also use the rotation handle to get close and then adjust the rotation by changing the degree value by typing it in.

Agree that have a keyboard function and allowing to use fractional degrees 3.5 would be useful.

Also a downside of typing the value is you can't type in negative values to rotate counterclockwise.
You have to work with a positive 360 formula.

-45 would 315

:)
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??
Not sure where your coming from with that question
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You said allowing to use fractional degrees 3.5 would be useful. I don't know where 3.5 came from or where you were going with that.

 Using Full degrees of rotation "Current Functionality" is pretty much unacceptable behavior.
Allowing fractions"would be useful" is an understatement to me.
My question was this.Are you aware how much one degree really is?

I was not, I don't use that feature.I looked at this tread and responded.

If I straighten an image. I'm going to do it in Photoshop. You may use PS or a similar straightening tool.
There, I just drag a straight line across the image where I know a horizontal or vertical  level plane exists.

There are no restrictions of degrees of rotation. I can't figure out what anybody was thinking when they designed SnagIt's rotation tool. If you could capture crooked text you probably couldn't ever level it using degrees.lol
 
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Ok. Don't understand why you directed the question to me but,

Your question first. Are you aware how much one degree really is?
As the question stands,  No.
That's a question that can't be answered without some variables such as  A. B. and C
or degree of what.

Even in Photoshop you have to put in the variables of point A and B then Photoshop's algorithm calculates the rest which is cool.

For the me saying...   allowing to use fractional degrees 3.5 would be useful. I probably should have written that a little better to avoid confusion.

I was referring to being able to type in 3.5 or 2.3 or what ever for the rotation like you can in Camtasia.
No precise  rotation correction was trying to be implied.

Along the same line as you posted...
You need to be able to input decimal points to make that tool useful from my perspective.

Just would be helpful if you needed to nudge the rotation a tad bit more since the slider is a fight and there is no keyboard key options to nudge the rotation. Of of course there is the rotation grab handle to use  which is IMO the best way to do a rotation.

Your tip of moving the grab hand away from the image does make for a much less erratic rotation movement. Thanks

In all honesty though how much fine tuning do you need for what Snagit is for.
Capture and annotation. Rotating a callout. Close is usually good enough where as in Photoshop more accurate rotation is a must when working on Hi-Res images.

My post was not intended to suggest anything about a precise rotation but to be more straight to the point of the OP's post.

Trying to do a custom rotate of 1 or 2 degree
The slider sucks
There is no keyboard key option

I was just adding that you can also type in the degree if that helps.   in so many words.

:)
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 You started the above comment with this..................
Ok. Don't understand why you directed the question to me but,...............................

I was responding to this post placed directly above mine...............

Who was I supposed to direct it to?

Or maybe I'm asking the wrong person?LOL
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I was referring to your comment on my original post.

Have you looked at the effect of 1 degree of rotation applied to an image?

Don't see where that came from with anything I posted but doesn't matter,
If the OP got any  info that helped them from this thread than thats what really matters.

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Thank you both!

Joe, it is indeed quite a nice workaround. Compliments!

I guess SnagItEditor should natively include this feature, without users having to do the copy paste thing.

Once Rotate option is activated, then users should get this kind of 'anchor' so they can easily rotate

Then apply: image is flattened, anchor (or how this 'grab' thing is named) disappears.

Anyway, thanks for the idea!

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It would really be nice to have a rotation control for both the page and objects where you can precisely rotate as needed and as Dubie said, do the math
As the self appointed Apostle against bloat, this would be a great tool that would fit right into basic layout. There may come a time when one needs to rotate several object 13.125°. You should be able to do that both to the document and to objects in the ducument
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Rick - that graphic is rotated more than six degrees
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LOL, nope. Oddly that's exactly what I got when I typed 6 into that rotation dialog!

I think that's what Joe was alluding to with the image he posted using the value of 1. ;)