When will the plain and 3D borders be returned to Snagit?

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When will the plain and 3D borders be returned to Snagit? They disappeared after Snagit 10. I need a simple border with the 3D capability to make screen captures look professional. This is especially important when the image is mostly white. The current border choices cannot be used for professional documentation.

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TechSmith has phased out a lot of aesthetically pleasing effects starting with SnagIt 13.

Its my opinion, this shift is designed to cater to the corporate environment. Where visual impairment and usability factors trump aesthetics.

I don't support the phasing out of features. I loved the Glassy Look.
For all practical purposes, it seems to be gone for good.

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Just curious as I'm new to SnagIt - what authoring tool are you using for your documentation? Does it have any graphics handling tools you can use after importing your images?
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I'm using Word and sometimes WordPress. The doc tool is unimportant. I need to paste portions of screenshots with white around the area (see below). Without a frame, the image just dangles. Not a good layout for corporate environments.

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BTW: Using graphics tools to do the above one-step feature from Snagit 10 would be an enormous time-sink. This is the Snagit10 dialog that was deleted on current versions:



I can capture dozens of images and just paste each one with no additional work.
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I understand your pain. Personally, I really miss that feature where a small dialog popped up allowing you to trim bits away from the edges in one pixel increments. I used that little thing all the time. :(
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Do you realize a Plain Border Effect is available?

You can chose a color and width. 
Just create a custom preset.
 


What you cannot do is create edges that are as nice as the older versions provided.
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I remember that border. 

There is likely a way to achieve it if you still want to.

Basically it would involve creating a frame with a transparent middle that you could wrap around your image.

To make things more efficient, you could probably modify an existing SnagIt 2020 template that would include the border and that you could just drop your capture into.

Cheers... Rick :)
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OK, I was thrown off with the interface. It looked like a bright orange frame would be created. I couldn't see how to get rid of the orange junk. Turns out that it isn't part of the final frame. So I see I can create a plain gray border which is a useable solution.


So I would recommend dumping the orange preview...it just obfuscates the selection process. Just show the actual border.
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I see your point.
I add my edges in the editor. I knew it was available  as a preset.
That orange background doesn't make much sense looking at it.

Glad its good enough for you, I'm a Photoshop junkie. If I want a nice border I add one with it. {:>)
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Hi billh,

Overall, there are at least 3 ways to add a border to your image.

1. During the capture process. You can choose the width and color and save it. Then, each time you capture, that border is applied automatically.

2. You can add a border in the Editor, again choosing the color and width you like. Then save as a QUICK EFFECT so you can easily apply it to all you captures.

3. You can make a 3D like border using the BEVEL EDGE effect. Again, you can make the effect like you want, then save it as a QUICK EFFECT to use over and over.

Here is a comparison of how the border and bevel edge looks:


Here is how you can make the BEVEL EDGE:




Kelly