Here’s How We Share Results With Our Teams at TechSmith (and It Doesn’t Involve Another Long Email)

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A recent TechSmith study found 67% of people absorb information faster when it’s presented visually. At TechSmith, we use a screencast — recording your screen as you present information — because it’s one of the best and easiest ways to share project information.

How to Remove the Background From a Picture

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You can make the background of an image transparent with an advanced photo editor like Photoshop , with TechSmith’s Snagit , or with a variety of other tools. How to remove make a picture background transparent. The post How to Remove the Background From a Picture appeared first on TechSmith Blog. The other day, I was working on a presentation. I was trying to come up with a way to add a logo and few icons into PowerPoint. But there was a problem.

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The Green Screen Effect – TechSmith Tips

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TechSmith Tips is a weekly series that will focus on tips in screencasting, video editing, and more. The technique has been used heavily in many fields to remove a background from the subject of a photo or video – particularly the newscasting, motion picture, and video game industries. Keep your eyes on the TechSmith blog, YouTube channel (subscribe to make it easy) , Twitter , Facebook , we’ll even be posting it on LinkedIn if that’s your thing.

Why is My Video Shaky? – TechSmith Tips

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However, even with optical stabilization, small movements make your picture fluctuate, and are exaggerated even more any time you zoom in. – TechSmith Tips appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To's camtasia techsmith tips Tips and Tricks Video video production video tipsDo your videos look kind of wobbly? Watch as Kyle shares how you can record footage that is more clear and stable from the start, for a better finished product.

What’s on the TechSmith roadmap? Watch the webcast replay.

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With so much going on at TechSmith, we thought it would be helpful to give a look at our roadmap and provide some more context for what we’re up to and where we’re headed next. Here’s what we covered… [01:40] The big picture: connecting products, platforms, and people Troy Stein | innovation strategist. [06:00] 28:25] What’s next for TechSmith Bill Hamilton | president. [33:25] The post What’s on the TechSmith roadmap?

Meet the TechSmith Channel Team

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When you think of the ways people buy Snagit or Camtasia you probably think of our online store…but in fact nearly half of TechSmith sales come through a reseller or distributor. Our partners maintain a lot of relationships with buyers at enterprises and institutions so that TechSmith can stay focused on what we do best: building software and services that people love to use. That’s one reason TechSmith tools have been adopted at 99% of U.S.

Top 5 Ways to Make Astonishing Blog Pictures with Snagit

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Here are 5 tips to create amazing pictures for you blog with Snagit. Snagit lets you easily choose what part of the screen you want to save, thus you’ll get a great picture without any unnecessary parts. 3) Resize big pictures. With a poor Internet connection or tiny cellular data plan, huge pictures take ages to load. If you have a custom-made site, you can create a small version of a picture that will open to a big screenshot when clicked on.

TechSmith Camtasia Studio 8: What Happened to PIP?

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I received an email from a Camtasia developer inquiring about the apparent demise of Camtasia's Picture-in-Picture (PIP) feature. As valuable as many developers viewed the PIP feature, TechSmith dealt away with it in Camtasia Studio 8. With Camtasia Studio 8, it seems that the good folks over at TechSmith agree with me. by Kevin Siegel.

Inside the walls of TechSmith: Exposing the weird!

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Do you ever wonder what it’s like inside the walls of TechSmith? Here at TechSmith , we prove that isn’t the case at all! I realize that I snap pictures around the office quite often. Here is what I already had in the archives… At TechSmith, don't dare to have a 30th birthday. Either way, I am on the scene here at TechSmith…ready to expose all of our weirdness for the world to see! appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

A Picture is Worth 1,000 Questions

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Today, as I read Diane Quirk’s review of Ask3 , it dawned on me how you might begin engaging iPad students in a discussion with a simple picture using Ask3. For example: You can send this picture to your students with a question like “ thoughts ?” ” Or like, Dan Meyer and his 101Qs approach, you can simply present the picture and let curiosity flow. The post A Picture is Worth 1,000 Questions appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

EvCon 2012 – Making TechSmith the Best It Can Be

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One of the things that we think sets TechSmith apart from other employers is its commitment to the professional development and intellectual stimulation of all employees. Each year TechSmith organizes their very own DevCon (Development Conference) which is a professional development opportunity for developers to network, improve their coding skills, learn more about different languages, and learn from each other.

Get the Big Picture with Panoramic Screen Capture

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The post Get the Big Picture with Panoramic Screen Capture appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. The Panorama: An Ancient Tradition Now in the Digital Age. A popular term in photography, panorama refers to a wide view of a large area, spanning multiple directions. The word originates from the Greek words pan , meaning “all”, plus horan , which means “to see,” or “look.”.

Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs!

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I'm happy to share with you a new iPad app that we've been working on at TechSmith. We're also launching TechSmith Labs. TechSmith labs will be the place where we can foster innovative products and features. Import and rotate pictures. I'm happy to share with you a new iPad app that we've been working on at TechSmith. Mobile News TechSmith Labs 289 157 759Being an evangelist, by definition, means that I get to be the bearer of good tidings.

TechSmith Brings Sense of Smell to Visual Communications

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And, a picture is worth 1000 words, a video is worth 1000x1024 words, but that's not always enough. TechSmith Labs has been hard at work on some new technology that I'm happy to announce today. TechSmith has developed a device that is able to convert smells into bits and bytes and then back again. Welcome the TechSmith Olfactory Sensory Device (OSD)! Who would like to be the first person to have the TechSmith OSD? TechSmith Labs. News TechSmith 157 38

Happy Holidays! A Gift from TechSmith

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Look what you can easily create with a simple picture: Before Snagit stamps. TechSmith thanks our customers for making 2012 a resounding success. A Gift from TechSmith appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. This month, we encourage you to get festive with lots of free, holiday inspired extras made to help you spice up your captures and recordings! For our Snagit users. Check out the snazzy Holiday stamp sets we’ve created for you this month!

TECHSMITH CAMTASIA: From Mobile Device to Camtasia in a Snap!

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I was recently tasked with creating some video demos of an app on my iPhone and using them in TechSmith Camtasia 2019. To make the process as seamless as possible, I visited the App Store while on my phone and downloaded TechSmith Capture.

Scaley, Feathered and Furry: Pets are Our Pride and Joy at TechSmith

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TechSmith employees or otherwise known as TechSmithies are known for our friendly attitudes and deep appreciation for our delicious Friday lunches. In honor of Sunny we asked our TechSmithies to pin the cutest pictures of their pets to our Pinterest. Please join us in voting for your favorite TechSmith pet (by repining your favorite): [link]. The post Scaley, Feathered and Furry: Pets are Our Pride and Joy at TechSmith appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Preventing Blurry Pictures: The Keys to Clear Images

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There’s nothing more frustrating than blurry pictures. While you can try tinkering in a photo editing program, or shrinking the image and crossing your fingers in hopes that no one looks too closely, the best strategy is to start with crystal clear pictures. The following articles will help ensure you don’t end up with blurry pictures or images. Or taken pictures with your phone, and tried printing them but they just don’t turn out clear?

Meet TechSmith at Microsoft TechEd 2013

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A couple of TechSmith’s Developers, IT Pros, and I are attending Microsoft TechEd 2013. Connect with the TechSmith TechEd crew. TechSmith - @TechSmith. I will also have some of the infamous TechSmith sporks with me. And, I will be posting pictures of our adventures in New Orleans here. The post Meet TechSmith at Microsoft TechEd 2013 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs.

Meet up with TechSmith at Agile2012

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So we’d love to meet up with you, get your feedback and mail you some cool swag (even the infamous TechSmith titanium sporks ) since we know your bags will be heavy with conference materials! Look for any of the TechSmithies pictured above, sporting a variety of TechSmith t-shirts! The post Meet up with TechSmith at Agile2012 appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. TechSmithies are hitting the road!

Decorate for the Holidays: Fun with Snagit + TechSmith Fuse

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All you need is Snagit , TechSmith Fuse , and our new, festive stamp set. Before we can start making holiday wonderlands, I want to make sure you have TechSmith Fuse , our new mobile app that lets you get photos and videos from your iPhone or Android phone directly to Snagit or Camtasia. Note : You’ll need the latest version of Snagit to use TechSmith Fuse with Snagit. Happy December!

Get the Big Picture with Panoramic Screen Capture

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The post Get the Big Picture with Panoramic Screen Capture appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. The Panorama: An Ancient Tradition Now in the Digital Age. A popular term in photography, panorama refers to a wide view of a large area, spanning multiple directions. The word originates from the Greek words pan, meaning “all”, plus horan, which means “to see”, or “look”.

Australia is Ace! TechSmith Meet-ups in Australia and Hawaii!

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I even have pictures and Pete took a video to prove it! I even brought a few TechSmith titanium sporks for a few lucky people. I've been taking pictures all along the way. Who heads into a rainforest. at night. in Australia. where just about every plant, insect and animal is either going to sting you, poke you, infect you, make you sick. or kill you?! Two tech evangelists, that's who! I'm in Australia this week in Gold Coast for Microsoft TechEd.

Happy Holidays from TechSmith - It's the Most Robotic Time of the Year!

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I've always loved them - in fact, I'm even "knitting a robot army":[link] At TechSmith, we're getting in the holiday spirit by celebrating the most 'Robotic' time of the year! We made an electronic holiday card to celebrate the 'Most Robotic Time of the Year' which you can view "here":[link] It even has a TechSmith holiday jingle, some pics with our favorite robot around TechSmith, and. you can even download and make your own "TechSmith robots":[link] (PDF)!

What’s New at TechSmith: A Moble App & Google Drive Integration – Find Out More on Episode 32 of The Forge

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If you haven’t already heard, November 19th was a big day around TechSmith! Updated versions of the products, a new mobile app , and the official release of TechSmith Snagit for Google Chrome – not to mention a bunch of great new content on TechSmith.com. In this episode of the show, we talked about three offerings from TechSmith. First up is TechSmith Fuse, the new mobile app for Google Android and Apple’s iOS.

Why We Wouldn’t Want to Call Anywhere Else Home

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Michigan is home to more than 11,000 inland lakes, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 19 million acres of woods and the world’s longest freshwater coastline… and of course, TechSmith! Pictured Rocks. The post Why We Wouldn’t Want to Call Anywhere Else Home appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Michigan is home to more than 11,000 inland lakes, 1,300 miles of bike trails, 19 million acres of woods and the world’s longest freshwater coastline… and of course, TechSmith!

All About Pixels

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4K (easy term for a resolution of 3,840x 2,160) is four times as pixel dense as 1080p, thus a much sharper picture. So while a higher resolution will make your picture sharper, a higher color depth will make it more vivid. The post All About Pixels appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To's bit dept blurry density picture pixel resolution screen sharp vrPixels are the small dots that make up your computer, TV, and phone screen.

DevCorner: Microsoft TechEd 2014 – Recap and Major Takeaways

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DevCorner is where we talk about all things software development-related from inside TechSmith. This is the place for i nterviews with our devs, source code samples, and an inside peek at some of the cool stuff we’re working on… TechSmith recently sent fourteen of its own to attend Microsoft’s TechEd 2014 conference in Houston. We took notes during the sessions and then shared our takeaways to the internal TechSmith developer blog.

PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity!

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This is when the TechSmith tools become a true sanity saver for me. Pictures (Not Words) in a Preso. The post PD with Pictures: Using Screencasting to Save your Sanity! appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Nothing confounds a teacher more than having 5 consecutive students ask the same question, “Miss, what are we supposed to be doing?”

Meet our Enterprise Account Team

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Guest post by Jamey Huffman, Enterprise Account Team Leader at TechSmith. I call it Snagit or Camtasia Envy… Once one person in your office gets a hold of our software, it starts to spread faster than a grumpy cat picture. Discover new uses and justify making TechSmith part of your standard computer software install. Become your main point of contact going forward for all things TechSmith. You will then report deployment numbers to TechSmith once a year.

Camtasia Assets for Any eLearning Setting

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Place your image or video in one of these frames to achieve a realistic look and feel for your graphic that gives the impression they are actually framed or being displayed through the cut-out in real life, not just pasted on top of a computer background picture. Company eLearning eLearning Template Library Featured News Products/Services Camtasia camtasia templates course starters cutout frames lectora lower third overlay overlays techsmith title slide

Top 3 Mobile Video Tips – Get Them While They’re Hot!

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The release of Instagram and Vine’s video sharing- services have elevated the convenience of being able to communicate and share life experiences in moving pictures. We here at TechSmith couldn’t be more excited about all of the new and easy ways that are available to create video content. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Tips & How To''s Instagram mobile video TechSmith Tips and Tricks Video Vine

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7 Things to Avoid when Choosing a Video Platform

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At Montana State University, Colin Smith goes beyond the face-value of video to look at the bigger picture. The post 7 Things to Avoid when Choosing a Video Platform appeared first on Welcome to the TechSmith Blog. Education blended learning distance learning educational educational technology educators for educators Higher Ed lecture capture online learning techsmith relayChoosing a video platform isn’t easy.

Are You Feelin’ Fuse?

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Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, as they say. You can then quickly and securely send your content directly into Snagit , Camtasia , or TechSmith Relay. To take a photo, simply tap the photo button to take a picture and save it to the Fuse Library. At the bottom of the screen, you will notice icons for Snagit, Camtasia, and TechSmith Relay. Fuse is an awesome addition to the TechSmith family of products. Not yet using TechSmith Fuse ?

Practice Proper Spoiler Etiquette With 5 New Video, Image Tools

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Slap something over the picture to block it from the casual observer. The post Practice Proper Spoiler Etiquette With 5 New Video, Image Tools appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. For those in the know, the TV show just reached a critical point in … Continue reading → The post Practice Proper Spoiler Etiquette With 5 New Video, Image Tools appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Inside TechSmith

DevCorner: Using Simplified User Interfaces (SUI) in Help Content

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An example of SUI (pronounced “sue-ee” by the TechSmith User Assistance team). As an instructional designer at TechSmith, my job is to create and deliver helpful content for anyone that wants to learn our software. TechSmith has committed to rapidly releasing software updates – which is great because our users get the functionality they need quickly. Also, these assets can be used by other teams at TechSmith. Meet SUI.

Meet Tiffany Wood, Snagit Product Manager Extraordinaire

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Don't worry, Tony Dunckel, is still with TechSmith. TW: I have been using Snagit for at least seven years, well before I was lucky enough to work here at TechSmith - I cannot imagine my life without it. I also enjoy adding funny callouts to pictures I send to family and friends back in Wisconsin. Don't worry, Tony Dunckel, is still with TechSmith. Tags: News Snagit TechSmith 157 29 38 I've got someone new for you to meet. I know you'll like her!

Suggestions Needed - Screencaster Suggested Reading List

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So, I asked a few people around the office like Daniel Foster, our "newsletter editor":[link] Matt Pierce, our Customer Engagement Manager, and Dave McCollom, "TechSmith's Education Evangelist":[link]. Tags: Camtasia Studio Camtasia for Mac Jing Screencast TechSmith Tips and Tricks 32 332 I recently had a request by email to share a list of suggested books for screencasters.

DevCorner: HighCharts – Effectively Visualizing Data

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a well-designed chart or graph can speak volumes. On TechSmith Relay we use Highcharts chart engine for graphs. The post DevCorner: HighCharts – Effectively Visualizing Data appeared first on TechSmith Blogs. Inside TechSmith devcorner TechSmithies A chart can elegantly reduce a complicated data set into an easy to understand graphic, conveying information with nothing more than just a glance.

Easy Ways to Improve Team Communication with Austin Norton & David Patton

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In this episode of The Visual Lounge, Austin Norton (Project Manager) and David Patton (Partnership Marketing Specialist) from TechSmith join host Matt Pierce to discuss the importance of great communication in your team. David agrees and likens it to taking pictures.