Want to set opacity / transparency of an image on Snagit 2018

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I want to change the opacity or translucence of an image so that it has a see-through effect. I just upgraded to Snag-It 2018 an that feature no longer seems to be available -- I am almost certain I used it in earlier versions. In checking help and doing searches, this feature seems to have fallen by the wayside; is it just in a hard-to-find place or has it been dropped from the product?
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Just draw a white box over all or part and adjust the opacity on that
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Rick Stone

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Try clicking Effects in the lower right corner of the editor, then Filters, then choose Opacity.

Don't forget to click Apply once you have it as you want! (I often miss that step myself)

Cheers... Rick :)
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If my mobile phone does not work .. Can do it .. If you can do it .. I also want to see what the change
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Ross Adams

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what a joke , nobody can even help with this basic question , not even techsmith
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There are no filters on my Snagit?  Any ideas as to why... I'm on a MAC
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Hi Colleen, the Mac version of Snagit has a small number of color filters (grayscale, sepia, invert) under the Effects panel. They are chosen based on utility for working with screen-based (as opposed to photographic) content.