What is an object's pivot point when rotating?

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What point does CS9 rotate on object around? 
When I e.g. want to rotate a square around it's center point, then how do I do this as CS always pick's a pivot point by itself. I don't understand the logic of what point CS is picking for the rotation?
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It pivots around its center, In the center of the object you will see two  connected circles

Hover over the one on the right till green, click, hold and rotate.




You can also rotate a object by inputting a degree value for the Z axis in the objects rotation properties panel

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Hi Dubie, thank you for your help.

I know the basics and this was all clear to me but I now realize that my question was far from specific enough ;-).

I had the problem that what you show does not work as the pivot point was not in the middle of the object with me. I made a copy of the full project background and did some cropping so only the square in the picture was left. But then the base point of the object will still be in the middle of the screen. Then when you are rotating it, it will  start rotating around the center point of the screen (the old center point) where the arrow is pointing to. 

This is all clear of course in the picture below but when I was editing there was still a white background and a lot of other objects. Now it's clear that the 'old' center point is the pivot point.

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Ok I see now what you are referring to.

Tested and I have the same results.

I am thinking that when you do a crop Camtasia is retaining the pixels and not deleting them so it maintains the original pivot point.

This I would say is not how it should behave.

Bug? or just not implemented right ??
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It's baked into the program.
Camtasia 8 behaves the same way.

Regards,Joe