I'll reply in more detail later, when have time. Either some don't understand (I'm not making clear) the simplicity of what I'm talking about, or got way off track. What I mean isn't complicated. Several capture apps have "cut" feature & almost? all half decent image editors. SSC is way more than screen capture app.
Yes, you can "remove data." What takes more KB - complicated foliage background or black? Just an example - took a 564KB pic & cut it all (extreme experiment) - left black background. Resulting file took 46 KB. You can remove data.
If want to remove certain interior parts of an image, to make smaller size for emailing, posting (other reasons), or just cut some parts away, then "cut selection" tool has a place.
MAYBE using pixilate tool wouldn't use much more data than black (after cutting) - dunno. Not tested.
It IS very nice that there's a lasso selection tool, to outline then crop. Can eliminate lot of data. Maybe I want to cut out the girl next to me at some party - who knows?
Guess can then apply ragged / fancy border, or is that another app?
There ARE ways to do it in SSC now. Some may be lot more trouble than a simple "cut selection" & "cut outside selection" button w/ shortcuts.
Only diff in "cut outside selection" & "crop to selection" is former doesn't recenter image.
When is not centering after cut (or crop) useful? When have RULERS in many apps - even word processors (I requested heap many moons ago. Ugg). And if you want remaining object aligned w/ rulers. That goes for any kind of cutting, cropping, chopping, dicing.
W/ rulers, after any kind of cut / removal (or crop, but NOT recenter), can continue work using actual measurements (on a ruler w/ moving cursor marks at horiz. / vertical rulers - also suggested), rather than trying to focus on the image & position of selection lines / cursor AND reading the tiny, tiny coordinate values way down at bottom of screen.
Don't get me wrong - BOTH values at screen bottom (or somewhere) AND rulers are useful / needed. One wrench doesn't fit every nut.
I just prayin' that Mr. Mouser von Traps makes 'em numbers (& Options font) so th' looks bigger on my Commodore 64 screen.
I have problems looking at 2 objects - on opposite sides of the screen, at once
- especially if nearly need hand lens
to see one of them (x, y coord. / total area,etc.).