When using Erase and Fill, an edge will stay around the filled object

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This didn't happen in Snagit 12 but since 13 and now 2018, whenever I erase an area and then fill it with a color, an edge will stay around the filled area, which won't adapt the color. I then have to manually fill each pixel.
I am sure there is something easy that I am missing.
Can you help?
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Rick Stone

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When you fill, have you tried increasing the tolerance before filling?
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I agree with Rick here.

If you leave the "Antialias" setting on, the edges of the erased area are blended with the canvas color in order to smooth the result. When you use the fill tool in that area with a low tolerance, it won't fill some of those edge pixels since the color does not match exactly.

To better address this, you can try:
(a) Turning off Antialias on the erase tool (the results will be more "jagged", but the fill in that area will get everything)
(b) Increase the tolerance, as was suggested. This will fill more of those blended colors along the edge (making it as jagged as just turning off anti-alias in the first place).

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Turning up tolerance worked.
I had ti turn it up to 95% for the edges to get filled as well.

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Kyle Ortman

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95% Tolerance on any of my projects would fill in the whole area!
I think I max out usually at 45%