Camtasia (Windows): TechSmith Asset Compatibility

TechSmith sources content from multiple partners in order to bring you a wide selection of choices. However, there is an asset that is not ideal for use in Camtasia. 

Icons

In some cases, icons are all shown in a page as shown below:

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There are a few options to modify the icons.

  1. Add image to the timeline.
  2. Click Crop at the top of the Editor.
  3. Drag the corners of the image until only one icon is shown.

Open image in an image editor to modify the image before importing it to Camtasia.

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Videos/Images Do Not Show Transparency

Some videos or images are meant to be semi-transparent, but the format Camtasia provides and supports, the transparency does not show. In the icon shown above, the gray background needs to be removed. There are a few options to modify these changes.

  1. Add video/image to the timeline.
  2. Click Visual Effects.

    If Visual Effects does not appear in the options column, click More.

  3. Drag Remove a Color to the video/image.
  4. Use the color picker in the Properties panel to select another background color.
  5. Adjust the tolerance and other settings to get the right look.
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Open media in another image/video editor to modify the content and then import content to Camtasia.

Unable to Edit Text on Some Images

  1. Sometimes an image with an example text (eg. "Your text here") that has been download cannot be editable. The best workaround would be to cover the old text with a callout in Camtasia.
  2. Edit in Snagit, which has features for detecting, removing, or editing text even when it’s “burned” into the image. Check the Smart Move feature in Move.
  3. Remove the text in another image editor, but add new text in Camtasia, which will be simple to change later.

Snagit Text Changes

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After
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