What happened to the magnify tool from previous versions?

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The magnify tool does not work at all like it used to. You cannot dim the image around the are you want to highlight. You only get a circle? 

Perhaps I do not know how to use the newer version of this feature. I need an entire line to magnified. How do I do this with the latest version I am using which is 2018. I do not know when the feature changed, as I have used SnagIt for a long time but not this particular feature between 2015 and now.

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Sandy Kotes

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Rick Stone

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Are you using the Spotlight and Magnify effect?

Pretty straightforward. Just select an area. Selection can be any shape (Circle, Rectangle, Multiple Circles or Rectangles, Etc.) Then head to Effects and choose the Spotlight and Magnify.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Kelly Mullins, TechSmith Employee & Helper

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Hi Sandy,

I think you might be using the Magnify TOOL instead of the SPOTLIGHT & MAGNIFY effect.

Here is where you find the effect you need:

Let me know if this is NOT what you are looking for.