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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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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Can not..
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Rick Stone

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Are you saying it doesn't work for you?

Assuming so, are you maybe on the Mac version? I'm  not a Mac fanboy so I have no idea if this feature is available on the Mac version.
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grend.asoka10

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Yes it does not happen on my mobile phone .. I try to klick many times where you mean ... But there is no function ...
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Rick Stone

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This thread is about using SnagIt on a Windows Desktop. I had no clue it would even run on a mobile phone!
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grend.asoka10

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Mr Rick .. do you stoncol steve austin wwf resling .. You have the same face with him .. My idol .. Hehehehe..
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I didn't know it ran on a mobile phone either.  Best I can suggest is to slap a couple of screen protectors on there.  That should do it. :)
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grend.asoka10

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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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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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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.
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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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Daniel Foster, Snagit strategy lead

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Yes, it supports transparent canvas (background) and annotations have an opacity setting.
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Daniel, thanks for popping in on this one!

Does the Mac version also offer the feature in the Windows version where you are able to click and open Effects and apply the Opacity filter to "ghost" the entire image?

For some reason I was thinking this was maybe what was desired.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Ah, if that is what was meant then no, Snagit 2019 on Mac does not have that yet. We added Sharpen in 2019.1.3 but not opacity yet. 
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This feature has been promised for the last 7 years, are you any closer to delivering Opacity for the Mac?