Where is text anti-alias on/off located in Snag-It 13?

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Is the the option to turn "anti-alias" on/off (for a text object) available in SnagIt 13, as it was in previous versions?  If so, where is it hiding?
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Mark Thompson

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

I just looked at my version 12 and I don't see this option. Perhaps it performed a disappearing act before version 12.4.1?

Where did you formerly find this setting?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Mark Thompson

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In Release 11, when working with the Text drawing tool, it was in the Styles ribbon, under the Effects dropdown list.  That dropdown list showed 5 options: Shadow, Create as Vector, Antialias, Opacity, and Padding.
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Rick, it looks like you had previously spotted it in 11 here:
https://feedback.techsmith.com/techsmith/topics/turning_off_anti_aliasing_on_text_in_callout

I fear that you may be correct about the disappearing act.  When I save a copy of my image with the Antialias turned OFF for a particular piece of text, if remains Antialiased when I reopen the .snag file in Snagit 11, but it is automatically displayed in regular shaded mode when I open it in Snagit 13.  I'm beginning to agree that it was omitted from the latest versions of the product.  Glad I kept my old version installed.
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LOL, indeed it was! Nice catch

So many versions. So little space to remember the niggly details. ;)

Yeah, I've poked at SnagIt 13 and I'm not seeing any corresponding feature. My guess is that it was dropped. Only TechSmith knows why.

Cheers... Rick :)
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I second Mark's request for the return of this feature.  It's very valuable when creating small images (icons) to be able to turn on/off anti-aliasing for text.  It can mean the difference between readable and unreadable text.
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Randy W

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+1 to return this highly valuable feature
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barelyuseful

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grrr I've been hunting for this option in 13 and can't find it anywhere. Really need it back ASAP
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eroebuck

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Please please add this back...my screen mock ups now look horrible with our font I use (didn't before in SnagIt 10)
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jjw

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Darn, I hoped they would put this back in for 2018 but I can't find it. I'm sorry I upgraded now. 
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greg.ostrowsky

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My unsuccessful search for the anti-alias on/off switch drove me here. Please, TechSmith, bring back that valuable feature!!
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credence

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Yes bring this option back, my text decals like like crap now.
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Debbie

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Yes i need this too, desperately!
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greg.ostrowsky

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I agree! We need this feature!
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burton.stephen.a

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Snagit is one of our favorite tools for creating and editing images in our work methods and other technical publications.  Being able to turn on/off anti-aliasing is a critically important feature in the version we currently use.   I'll have to advise our IT department not to upgrade our current installations (numbering many hundreds of seats) if this feature is not present.
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Derek Braddon

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please please bring back this feature.
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spyderman466

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Definitely miss that crucial feature. (SnagIt 2018)