Would like to be able to change the canvas colour... please

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I would like to be able to change the canvas colour from black to white (or something lighter) in SnagIt for Mac. Ironically a lot of what I capture also has a black background which is making cropping a challenge. I've just moved from an old SnagIt for Windows to the new SnagIt and the white canvas is one thing I miss.
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Tiffany Wood

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Thank you for your feedback, sorry about the delay in our response. I know it's not the same, but as a possible workaround, can you fill the are with black? I also want to make sure I understand your request, would you like to option to change canvas color after you capture something as opposed to creating a new blank canvas in Editor?
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Hey Tiffany,
I don't mind at which point I can change the canvas colour but I would like to be able to change it from black. It's made it very difficult to accurately crop images as they also have black borders/backgrounds.
Hope this helps.
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Official Response
I have good news for you! The feature you requested was added to our new release, Snagit on Mac 2.0!

How do I use the new canvas color feature?
First, you need to upgrade to Snagit 2.0 and either purchase it or give it a go in trial mode. Once you're working with the latest version of Snagit, you can use the canvas color feature two different ways:

1. Change the canvas color of an existing image by selecting "Change canvas color" from the Edit menu within Snagit.

2. Set the canvas color of a new canvas right when you create it:

How do I upgrade to Snagit on Mac 2.0?
It's easy! If you already own a copy of Snagit on your computer, simply start it up and select "Check for updates" from the Snagit menu. Snagit will automatically find and install the latest version of Snagit for you after you click through the prompts.

You can also download the app directly from our website here: http://www.techsmith.com/download/sna...

Is this a free upgrade?
No. Each major release of Snagit may have free minor updates that offer bug fixes and other new features, but major releases of our software require a new license. Snagit on Mac 2.0 is a major release. However, if you purchased Snagit on Mac 1.0 or Snagit 10 for Windows, you're eligible to recieve a nice discount on the latest version. You can find details here: http://www.techsmith.com/upgrade/snagit/

What other new features does Snagit on Mac 2.0 offer?
Lots! Get more details on our website here:

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