Trying to do repeated panoramic captures with a fixed region

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I'm trying to do multiple panoramic captures, all using the same fixed region. When I select Image Capture and change the Selection to Panoramic, the gear icon that let you change between "Select Region at Capture" and "Fixed Region" goes away. If I save my capture settings as a preset, and then edit my preset, the gear icon comes back, and I can try to set a fixed region. But when I run it, it ignores that and prompts me for the region anyway.

Is there any way to repeatedly do panoramic captures with the same fixed region, and not get prompted to select a region each time?
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I don't do panoramic captures often and when I do I always select the region.

Out of curiosity I checked this and your right, Fixed Region doesn't work or stick.

I am using the latest version 2019.1.3.

Might just be broken or a bug or not even meant to be a option ??

Best thing to do would probably be to contact support and see what they say.


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One way you can achieve it is to consider opening an instance of Windows Notepad. Position the Notepad window where you want that region to be. Then use SnagIt to capture the all in one and select the Notepad window. When you click the capture button, the menu below the selected area will appear. At that point, you are free to switch to the application or whatever that you are attempting to capture and the area should be perfectly selected. Then choose Panoramic and off you go!

This should work as long as you keep the Notepad window open and don't move it.

If you want to configure things so you can easily size and place the Notepad window for different sessions, you might consider downloading and installing the Sizer utility from the link below.

http://www.brianapps.net/sizer/

Cheers... Rick :) 
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Thanks everyone! I'll see if I can make use of that interesting workaround, Rick. Funny, when I was doing it during the trial period, I think I somehow got it to work. But now that I bought Snagit, I don't remember exactly what I did except that it involved using presets. But that is not working now. I will try creating a support ticket.
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Keep us posted on if or how well it works for you!
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Sure will, thanks. And I opened a support ticket.

It's a strange thing. The support tech sent me a little movie of creating a panoramic capture preset and then editing the preset. You never get the gear icon that would let you select a fixed region. I tried it myself, creating a new preset. Sure enough, no gear icon, ever. However, I downloaded a trial version a week ago and created a panoramic preset. Then I bought the license. Now when I edit that preset, and only that preset, I get the gear. I cannot create any more pana presets that will show the gear, but that one does. It doesn't really matter, because even if you set up a fixed region, it ignores it. (I think it did work last week.)

Maybe this is a feature that only works in the trial version (ha ha)!
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Can you share the link to the video of creating a panoramic preset?
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Sure, here is the video Aaron made: https://www.screencast.com/t/svwOCYh2CnV

I see the same behavior when I create a panoramic preset now.

However, here is a preset I made last week.

There is a "gear" icon in the Selection choice, and you can use it to define a fixed region. But it will ignore it when you run the preset. And now I cannot create any more presets like this.

It's strange.
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Thanks for the video.

I have no doubt you are seeing the gear. Or did. The big question is why. Then again, perhaps your trial was an earlier version of 2019 and what  you have installed at this point is an update that changed the playing field. Who knows, perhaps that's something they noticed. That it appeared to allow you to define a region but it failed to work as advertised. So the update corrected that.

Cheers... Rick :)