SOLVED - blurry screen captures - Snagit for Mac (4.1.2)

Subject: SOLVED - blurry screen captures - Snagit for Mac (4.1.2)
From: "Monique Semp" <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TechWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 16:17:01 -0700

Well, I bit the bullet and spent quite a few hours today learning Snagit for Mac. It's *very* different from my Snagit for Windows version 10 (maybe the newest Windows version is similar to the Mac version, but I don't know).

The interface, for me, is the opposite of intuitive. It seemed like I was learning a totally new program. And TechSmith hasn't made it easy with their emphasis on videos instead of a well-written Help doc.

But now I've drastically simplified the workflow: take a capture, save it as <name>_capture.snagproj, save the version I'll edit as <name>.snagproj; edit to increase the canvas size (otherwise the resultant PNG doesn't include anything outside the original capture size even though you can see it all in the editor!), add a border, callout lines, and text -- I saved my styles, which are minimalistic instead of the cartoonish defaults, in a theme, which is a nice feature I hadn't used -- save the <name>.snagproj file, and Save As the PNG.

When I import the PNG into Google Docs, everything is now perfectly clear. The only oddity is that the font really seems much smaller than it should. Snagit says it's Arial 10 pt, but it's very small in the actual PNG. So something odd there, I'm just letting that go so I can return to creating content.

I continue to be frustrated by the inability to specify a capture resolution or specific size in Snagit for Mac, the inability to resize an image to a specific physical size (in both Google Docs and Snagit for Mac), and the lack of info about what resolution the final PNG ended up (the Finder > Get Info shows the image's *dimensions*, not resolution info, which I don't think are the same thing?). But I do have crisp images and good text/callouts with a minimum of back-and-forth between tools. So that's a giant improvement.

Hope this info helps someone,
-Monique
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