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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wilzons

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Paul

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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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Paul

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Pardon?
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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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colleen

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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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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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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.
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Janet Casias Eaton

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I used the eraser and selected Opacity and that worked.
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Monte Shalett

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is there transparency with SnagIt 2019 for MacOS?

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Jeff Starr

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I'm on a Mac.  I believe you are showing Windows, right?  I was reacting to Luke's message that they had just added to Mac.

But thank you for the good screenshots.
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Jeff Starr

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For those on a Mac who need a workaround, you can drag images to Google Slides and adjust opacity there.  
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Rick Stone

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Yep - sorry, I made the assumption based on the classification of the thread.



But I'm glad you found a workaround! Darn lack of total feature parity!
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Hi,

If you're on Snagit 2020.1.0 or later, you can find the opacity effect here, in the effects panel

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Jeff Starr

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Thanks, Luke!  Found it!  Thanks for getting this feature in!

Rick - oops...didn't see "(windows)" in thread classification.  My bad.  Thank you for the help.