When I past screenshot2 onto screenshot1 in Snagit - screenshot2 appears pixelated. What is the setting to change this?

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When I past screenshot2 onto screenshot1 in Snagit - screenshot2 appears pixelated.  What is the setting to change this?

This didn't use to happen with prior versions of Snagit.  So I assume it's a setting?
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Robert R., Online Community Admin

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Hello Jenny and thanks for stopping by!

What resolution is screenshot2? What resolution is screenshot3?

You can find the resolutions beneath the image, above the open capture tray, in the Editor. See:



If screenshot2 is much different than screenshot1 in size, some pixelation might happen if there is excessive resizing happening.

-Robert
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Hi Robert,
Thanks for your reply.
I'll have to check at work tmr for the size.
How do I set the default size of screenshots?
Jenny
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Hi Jenny;

There is no real way set a "default capture size" since a screen capture generally indicates you are attempting to capture content on the screen (and there is no easy way to define what size your content will always be). You can use Snagit to resize content, but you generally want to make sure you're not resizing much, if at all. If possible, capture as close to the size you need to distribute your content out to, to reduce any quality issues.

-Robert
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The View Zoom probably has the Shrink to Fit box checked. See first image above. If you deselect that, all new images will appear at 100%.

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Hi there,

Robert's answer is dead on, but I thought I'd provide some additional assistance since I run into this all the time in SnagIt 13.


In this image, (where I had to do Print Screen because you can't capture a screen in SnagIt Editor using SnagIt Capture) you see that Image 1 is 80%. The callout shows you where the resolution size is.


Then in this image, you see what happens if you paste another image into Image 1 - you get pixilation.

When Image 1 is set to Actual Size (100%), pasting in Image 2 should prevent pixelating. By the way, there's a misprint in the second callout box below. It should read, Image 2 is pasted into Image 1, and is not pixelated.


Good luck!. Like I said, Robert's comments above totally jive with what I've shown here. Just thought walking through the steps might be more useful.

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The View Zoom probably has the Shrink to Fit box checked. See first image above. If you deselect that, all new images will appear at 100%.
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jenny

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Yup changing the image size to 100% and the image is no longer pixelated.  Thanks for everyone who helped.
J