zoom to selected

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I make screen mock ups to go with change requests for our database. Suppose I want to add a new dropdown menu to the existing screen display. Often I can take an element from a different screen in our system that is similar to what I want. I copy that piece from an existing image and paste it into the area I am working on. I move the pasted piece to the side and force the background image to enlarge. All good so far. 
 
What I want to do next is zoom in on the copied in piece because I am editing some fine detail. For example I might add a new item to a drop down list. (After changes I would select the item and move it into the larger screen.) 

My suggestion to improve the process is either a zoom to object or zoom to selected area feature. The piece I copied in may represent only 1 or 2 percent of the entire screen. When I go to work on it I may go from 125% to 1000% scale. Without the ability to zoom to object (or selected) the default I believe is the center of the image. Finding the object I want when the image is scaled 10 x larger than the original is challenging. Zoom to object or selected before changing the scale would be very helpful.
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Mike

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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Yeah, that would be a nice feature to have.

Apologies if you were already aware of this, but if you have a mouse with a scroll wheel, it's pretty easy to zoom and obtain a similar result. Just press and hold the Ctrl key as you roll the mouse wheel. It's not perfect, but I have pretty good results with keeping the desired area in focus as I zoom in.

Perhaps that helps?

Cheers... Rick :)
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Mike

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Yes, Rick, you are correct. I tend to forget that as an option and try to slide the scale bar or enter a value in the scale box in SnagIt. The mouse wheel option beats that.

I would still like the additional centering that "zoom to selected" would achieve.
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Rick Stone

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Same here and I totally agree!