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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Mike62

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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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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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