When I copy and paste in snagit 2018 the image quality is reduced. How can I prevent this?

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Paul

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Could you be a bit more specific please?  Describe what you are doing?  Because there are several things this might be...
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I captured an image with Snagit. I needed to copy one part of the image and paste it to another area in the same image. The quality of the portion when pasted is reduced.

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I had a very similar issue and after long discussions via email it was finally fixed, but I'm damned if I can remember what the fix was now, hang on.......

.... OK, do you have the option "Always Shrink to fit" turned OFF.  If so try turning it on.

As I recall, I had to involve support eventually, so if that fix doesn't work, you need to open a ticket
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Thanks Paul. I'll find the option "Always Shrink to Fit" first.
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Paul

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Bottom, middle, above recents tray
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Got it! Thank you. It's one of those things you always see but not sure where you saw it.
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But does it work? :)
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Nope. It didn't work.
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Paul

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When you save the degraded image out to PNG does the saved version carry the degradation? (Please do this on a test file)
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Good question. I'll get right back to you.
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Interesting. It's slightly pixelated but no where near what I was seeing on the original paste.
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It's been my experience that the SnagIt editor is terrible at scaling images.

 If you want a clear copy and pasted image. Change the scaling to 100%.
Then, both the original image, and the copy and pasted one. Should be sharp and clear.

Regards,Joe
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Thanks Joe. I'll try that in the morning.
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Just writing to let anyone coming here now that the solution for me was to make sure that the picture in snagit i was copying from AND the picture in Snagit I was copying to were both set to 100 % zoom before i before the copy and paste.
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Also, "flattening all" after copying in your additional picture seems to solve some issues of pixelated images within Snagit Editor