would like a setting to layer images with no bleed from underneeth

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would like a setting to layer images with no bleed from underneeth layer. i dont need to work with layers, only that if i paste cutout on top of something, that it should delete or destry the darker images beneath,
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Hi Daniel

This would seem to imply that perhaps you are inserting an image with a transparent background? Either that, or for some reason opacity has been applied to the image.

Can you please expound on your workflow? Normally an image inserted behaves as you seem to be asking it to.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hi Rick,
thanks for the response, unfortunately I was told that 11 4.3 would fix this issue. but it did not.

here goes the explanations.


I am manipulating screen shots very regularly for work.  

so I grab an image, open in snagit, 

then within the image i copy a square of a the image with the selection tool. 

i paste that section on top of another section to cover up  and change portion of captured image and expect the copy portion and paste portion in another place on the image, should look the same

unfortunately, although faint, I can see through the image, even though all is flat.

what is the use case of having the bottom layer bleed over a flattened layer pasted above

seems there are inherent transparencies or something.

shouldn't the previous layer be destructive if i cannot access it.
why would there be a default layer attribute qualities,

I hope you have come across this before, 

now i have to manually delete the section previous to putting any image on top, which make placement accuracy really poor..


i hope there is a work around or something. thank you for considering this issue

much obliged


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Ahhh I think I know what you are referring to. And if memory serves, the way past it is to do as the video I recorded below demonstrates.

Click here to view

Cheers... Rick :)
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Hey Rick, I appreciate the time and sincere go....

if I am not mistaken, holding cntrl function, I am a big fan of and use constantly on both mac (option)and Win as its OS agnostic, works with text too. anyways...

this seems to prove the way the system works... so following a similar "cover-up text" use case of pasting a white cutout on top of words,

.... even if I put 100 layers. there is an inherent saving of the previous data.

it should be destructive,  If I cant access the data below, why is the system saving it?

and that means it is saving every layer, regardless of this being a product that is not about layers.... (V. 11)

which is ironically the response to all the forum requests to use layers. the response is that this is a clip tool....

I hate to rant, but losing hope and its my last desperate attempt for understanding here.  

at this point and from lack of user awareness based on searching the forums. not too optimistic.

unfortunately my next action is to find a proper tool for the basic destructive layering usage I need, and request it to my company.

I do appreciate the quick and continued feedback, very much so.

Much Obliged
Daniel J


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I've been following this thread . I fired up 11.4.3 this morning. I'm running an up to date widows 8 computer.

I cannot reproduce your problem. I even tried adding shadow effects, border with tweaks. There's not much you can change with a copy and pasted selection.

I know this is probably of little help to you.
However, unless your running another operating system then I. It would  tend to suggest that the problem is not  SnagIt related. 

See Image below, Click to enlarge

I wish I could have helped. Regards, Joe
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Hey Joe,

I appreciate your attempt at giving me hope.

here is a sample screen shot where I put layer upon layer of lighter image on darker,

sure, I can cleverly work extra hard to hide the artifacts by using greyed out colors.

but for clean light colors over txt. seems to prove that in fact their is some non-reason that the below layer is saved and has the same bleed regardless of overlaps copies I put on top ... see sample

pixel shadow regardless... not seeing how to upload my own image here.. let me post then try to drop the image 


    <img src="http://content.screencast.com/users/DanielJacob0/folders/Snagit/media/ed089f12-a293-4396-8c67-91cf72..."; alt="get icon" />



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link should work, not sure how to imbed
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It looks like the stacking order is getting rearranged somehow.

Are you copying and pasting. Then, rearranging these Images?
Because there is a stacking order for the images. They are layered in the same stacking order that they are created. Every new pasted image, is placed at the top of the stack.
I'd love to see a layer panel in SnagIt because all the images are a layer.

You can change the stacking order of any layer, but there's no way to tell where they actually reside in the stack.
You right click a selection, chose "Order". Then, You can bring it up one layer in the stack " Bring Forward".
Move it down one layer, " Move Backward".
Or send it to the bottom" Send to Back"
Move it to the top "Bring to Top" 

See Image
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sorry about linking the body, not skilled enough at html
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OK I'm with you now. The same thing happens to me. It's so discrete, I would be surprised  if anybody notices it.

 

Problem is. SnagIt 11 is no longer supported. Unfortunately, there will never be a patch created to fix it.

 I tried it in SnagIt 12 and the problem doesn't exist there. I know this won't help you.



In the future if you want to post a screen shot. You just select the Camera Icon at the bottom of the comment section.



Wish I had better news for you.

Regards, Joe
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I am at least happy to have partial confirmation that I am not crazy :)

yup, also certain work web browser limitations prevented me from seeing those icons, until your screen TY


umm, otherwise no worries. will find appropriate tool for these use cases... 


appreciate the time, effort, and patience both Rick and Joe. have a great weekend gentlemen

Daniel
(what it looks like to me ie11 lol)

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