We need more Callouts in Snagit

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Is there any way to make your own callouts? I would love to see a greater selection. Some of the shapes I like are in the STAMPS, but that isn't the same of course. (I can do basic things in a vector program)
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Rick Grunwald

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Peter Gillberg

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Hi Rick,

It's not exactly the same but you can use the stamps as callouts with one extra step, to add the text on top of the stamp.

If you want a wide selection of additional stamps you should check out SuperStamps and Callouts.com.

Full disclosure, these are resources you have to pay for that I made as accompanying products to Snagit and Camtasia Studio.

Check out SuperStamps for Snagit

Callouts Premium Videos/Graphics/Music for Camtasia Studio and Snagit
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Logan S.

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Hey Rick,

Peter's website is a great resource for additional materials. We'd love to hear more details about what sort of stamps you are looking for, what you plan on doing with them, etc. Thanks for the feedback!
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Rick Grunwald

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I am not a power user of snagit by any means :)) I mark up faxes and some other documents and really don't NEED Superstamps or a subscription service.

I would like to see more callouts that have the pull out arrows such as in the circular thought bubble. I was looking for the cloud one with that feature in particular, You might consider adding some new ones. The multipointed star one could use a pull out for instance

Not a deal breaker by any means :))
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I fully agree with Rick Grunwald. I make my living as a professor in a major university and much of my time is given to editing doctoral dissertations. I don't need stamps or anything fancy, just a variety of call outs that I can type a message in and direct the pointer to a specific place in a manuscript. I need more and greater variety/colors/shapes.
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Peter Gillberg

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I wouldn't really call SuperStamps fancy. The intention of SuperStamps is really to be useful, and I am working close with the community to find out what they really need for their work. If you are looking for greater variety, you should really check out SuperStamps as they will probably include all the Callouts that you are looking for. And if not I would be happy to extend the catalog even further to cover exactly what you need. Yes, with the stamps you will need to add the text on top, but that's really only the difference between stamps and callouts in Snagit and the stamps bring a lot of variety.

Sneek a peak at what SuperStamps has to offer here

SuperStamps is now also offered in the TechSmith (look at the bottom of the page):
http://shop.techsmith.com/store/techsm/DisplayHomePage
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi dumdum dumdum2,

Are you perhaps not seeing all the callouts available from the menu?
Or, are the ones I have used below not sufficient for you?
As you can see, you can change the look of the callouts, text, fill, width, etc. then save them to use later on.

I would like to know more about your needs if these are not sufficient for your work.

Thanks,
Kelly
 
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I'm looking for a specific set of stamps that I can't believe aren't already there and I've just missed them. Most all of my use of Snag-It is the following scenario:

1. Capping an image

2. Pointing/highlighting something in the image

3. Adding text to describe or comment on the highlighted portion

Right now I usually use the default red circle swirl but then I have to add a separate text box, change the font and style from that weird Lucinda and italic script that is default, set the justification to left, etc. It's incredible time-consuming for a scenario that I think would be extremely common.

Is there an easy way to do this? Will super-stamps provide a callout/graphic/stamp that I'm looking for?

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Peter Gillberg

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Hi Wendy, 

Stamps offer more flexibility as far as how they are designed, but listening to how you work it seems that the callouts would do a better job for you. Try to design a callout exactly like you want it inside Snagit Editor. Set the thickness of frame, color, fill color and the font that you want to use over and over again. Also adjust font size and everything else. Then right-click it and chose "add to quick styles". You will now have it readily accessible in your Callouts section in the Snagit Editor at the bottom.

If you want to work with the Stamps when adding annotations you will have to add a text block on top of the Stamp as there is no other way to add text to them. Alternatively you can use Stamps with the text already incorporated in the image, but that doesn't work if all comments are different.

That said you should definitely take a look at SuperStamps (http://www.softwarecasa.com/superstamps.html) and Callouts for even more resources (http://www.callouts.com/camtasia-intros-backgrounds/)

Peter
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Thanks, Peter!! I don't think I used the right terminology in my question. I am/want to use callouts but most of them inply that the text in them is a quote or a thought bubble. My scenario is writing technical documentation/steps and I like to call out each step.

For example, a screen cap of a website with a callout that points to a field and then says "Step1: Enter your domain credentials. Please be sure and use your fully-qualified username and not your shortened alias" and then goes on with callouts for every step.

Using the quotes or though bubbles isn't the right concept and the other callouts don't have arrows or pointers to 'attach' them to a specific portion of the image.

Does that better explain the type of callouts I'm looking to either download for free, buy, or create myself?

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I think I understand what you mean, but if you have a chance, please send me one or several examples of something similar to what you need and I will see if I can't make some for you. You can email them to peter at callouts dot com.
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Rick Grunwald

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I would like to be notified of any new callouts where you can type into them and adjust the pointer
Wendy: You can take the ones in Snagit that already work that way, change the color and thickness and safe them as a quick style

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