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Layer Tools Palette
Could you guys make a basic layer by tools palette (show layers ⌘4 in the view menu (Mac)),
This would be so helpful in the next update! I have been using SnagIt for about 5 years now on and off both on Windows and Mac
I use both Photoshop and Snagit. Using Snagit has been very helpful to annotate very quickly, whereas having to do it all in Photoshop would take a long time.
For example here are two annotations I did for an example to help me describe to a webmaster the difference of what happens when logged into one's account versus not being logged into one's account on this website.
Here is where one is not logged in and the annotations I did for a screenshot of their website:
And the other where one is logged in and the annotations I did for the same website:
I had to switch out the background images and things got a little messy while trying to sort out managing which layer was which.
Having a layers palette would really improve the functionality of Snagit because it would allow the user to definitively put some objects on one layer, and others on another, and do whatever effects one desires to those layers.
In Photoshop, Layers is the main source of where all the action happens.
Creating Templates from Selection OR from a .snagproj
Especially if one has many layers. Such like this image of https://www.robotpencil.net/ screenshot. I am a club member of this artist community, and I want to save my work as a template for next time with the resolution I saved as a screenshot with Snagit, and Grab on the Mac. If I could use a lot of stuff over from a previous project, it would help me be more efficient in the next project; which would make Snagit even better!
It would also be cool to be able to create a template from select (such as the examples above in Layer Tools Palette and below in Exporting Stamp from Selection) or creating a template based on a .snagproj project file. Allowing a user to create a template from a selection or based on a Snagit project file could help projects gain more momentum as base templates could be used to create items in a desired arrangement and be reused with other projects or other items and effects.
Exporting Stamp from Selection
Here I have selected items within this project and it would be cool to be able to "export stamp" from selected items in a Snagit project.
Overall I feel like Snagit is a great tool that could be utilized more effectively if these considerations were implemented within the software.