.jpg/.png quality poor in Camtasia 2019

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  • William E Raymond
    I don’t know why that is happening, but could you try a copy/paste instead of import? I’ve had better luck with that on occasion.
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  • david
    I haven't run across that either, but I wonder if Camtasia is, for some unknown reason, using the preview inside the JPG or PNG image. You could try resizing the image, outside of Camtasia, to 25%, and then replacing the original image in Camtasia with the smaller version, and see if that fixes the problem.

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  • elva
    Thank you David.  But what do you mean by "resizing the image... to 25%"?
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  • elva
    Great. Thank you Brenda!
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  • Brenda Bettac
    If you have photoshop or other photo editors, you can usually open the image and use a 'resize' command to save the file down to a smaller file size, which would also reduce either the resolution or image size.  Sometimes, if the image file size is too large, the image quality doesn't import well.
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  • elva
    Unfortunately, reducing the resolution/size did not work.  No difference whatsoever.
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  • david
    Probably best to open a support ticket and send them a Zipped export of the project. They should be able to identify the cause.
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  • Fuad Muslic

    Using Camtasia 2020. Same situations!! Bad, bad PNG look. Big unsolved problem for a years!

    Disappointed

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  • douglas

    I am using Camtasia 2020 and I used Snagit to capture a panoramic image of a website that I wanted to pan down in Camtasia.  Unfortunately, I am experiencing the same thing, it looks terrible.  Snagit saved it as a PNG and it looks great outside of Camtasia.

     
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  • Robert R.

    Hi Douglas;

    What are the dimensions of the Panoramic Capture? What resolution is your Camtasia project set at? What resolution are you producing the video to? When you select the panoramic capture on the timeline then look at its Properties in Camtasia, does it show 100% scale?

    -Robert

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  • douglas

    My capture was a .PNG file (1013x8010).  In Camtasia my project is (1272x916) and I was just outputting the video as the same resolution (1272x916).  It is an image of a document, so a lot of text.  It is hardly readable in my editing.  When I drag the image onto the timeline, it is a scale of 11.4%, so I set it to 100% and you can see the image of how it looks.

    if I open it in the picture viewer and zoom in it looks like this:

     
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  • Leif Alton

    This is due to the dimensions of your pdf.  The maximum texture size in Camtasia 2020 is 6720 pixels. Since your pdf dimension is 8010, it gets scaled down to 6720, uploaded to the GPU and then scaled back up on the GPU during rendering. If you want better quality, you would have to limit your captures in SnagIt (for media you want to use in Camtasia) to 6720.  There would then be no loss in quality though.  You could also duplicate your capture in Snagit and then crop each of the two copies so that one is the first part of the capture and the other is the second part.  Then you would have two images, both less than or equal to 6720 pixels which could be used in Camtasia with no loss of quality.

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  • douglas

    Leif Alton - Thank you, I did not know that.  That is some very important information to know about.

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