Would love to request a way to limit the SnagIt capture tool to a 4:3 ratio

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I need to capture content that fits in predefined size locations. We have 1:1 ratio support in SnagIt but I would like to have 4:3 as well.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Hi Thomas,

You can actually do this in Snagit Mac (and I think windows as well). Once you hit the capture button, press 'G' to toggle guides on (if they're off) and then drag a roughly 4:3 region. A guide will appear that you can snap to. Once snapped, hold down shift to maintain that aspect ratio.

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Hi Luke, thanks for the fast response. I was just trying this on Mac and I can't get the guides to display for snapping to 4:3. I tried pressing "G" but didn't see any visual changes in the UI. Is there another location to verify if the guides are turned on in SnagIt?
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Oh, looks like the guides only appear for video capture, but if you do all-in-one they will appear because you might pick video, so you can get your guides and then select image.
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Thanks that works for me now. I would still like to request to have that available for regular screen capture. I use keyboard shortcuts and try to automate my process as much as possible. Having to select between image/video is an extra step in workflow. For now this is great solution though, thank you for letting me know about it.
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Luke Griffioen, Employee

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Makes sense, I'll pass that feedback along. Glad I was able to help!
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Maybe this might work for you and save a few steps.

You say you need to capture content that fits in predefined size locations
and use hotkeys.

You could make new presets with defined capture sizes.

Go to "Manage Presets" or open the Capture window and "New Preset...


Click on image to enlarge:



In the Edit Preset: , Click the Image tab then in the "Selection" field,  chose "Fixed Region" then
click the options cog.

Chose "Fixed region" and input your size. Click the cog again to close the options window.

Of course set any other options you want or don't want for this preset.



Click the big green "Save Preset" button.

Name the preset and create a hotkey if you wish to.



Now use that preset or hotkey and a capture selection area of that size will appear.

Drag it to the area you want to capture and click.


Another method that MAY work for you.

Leave the "Selection" field to "Region" and add the "Scale Image" effect.

Click options cog and chose your preference


 
With this method though, you have to make sure the region you capture is very close in size
to what your Scale settings are. The scaling does not maintain aspect ratio so your capture
could look really squished and weird.

Just some ideas:)
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