Jing

Capture and share images and video

Techsmith, known for their excellent screen capture application, SnagIt and their screencast tool, Camtasia, have developed a hybrid product in Jing. This project makes capturing videos and images on your screen a simple, one click action and allows you to share them online with your friends. View full description

PROS

  • Discreet yet accessible
  • Save to video or image
  • History feature

CONS

  • Crosshairs view
  • Can lag
  • Limited editing

Very good
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Techsmith, known for their excellent screen capture application, SnagIt and their screencast tool, Camtasia, have developed a hybrid product in Jing. This project makes capturing videos and images on your screen a simple, one click action and allows you to share them online with your friends.

The Jing interface itself, in its bubbly shape, almost feels like a web application instead of a real program. The Jing menu sits discreetly on the side of your screen and can be called up anytime. Capturing elements can be a bit confusing at first. Jing brings up a set of crosshairs that you will have to focus on the area of the screen you wish to capture. After that you can choose if you want a video or an image capture. The application features some limited editing tools like text, color or arrows, but these will often be sufficient.

The history feature in Jing is pretty cool and shows your recent captures as little thumbnails that you open up by double clicking. As to sharing captures online, you'll have to be logged in to screencast.com to make it work.

While Jing does tend to lag every now and then, it's set to be the perfect desktop companion for anyone looking to produce basic screencasts and captures.

Changes

  • Includes Facebook output

The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere. Here is what you can do with this screen capture and screencasting utility:

  • Snap a picture of anything on your desktop.
  • Record video of what you do, or what you see.
  • Instantly uploaded. Share in email, IM, or blogs.

Jing

Download

Jing 2.5.47113

— User reviews — about Jing

  • Schildpadden3

    by Schildpadden3

    "Great and useful tool for research."

    Love this programme and use it a lot but it stops working times and (like now) I have to delete the 'old' programme and ... More.

    reviewed on January 29, 2017

  • lizsmith

    by lizsmith

    "Jing would be amazing if it worked."

    Jing does not work for me. I get an error message stating that there are compatibility issues. I have reinstalled, rep... More.

    reviewed on September 27, 2015

  • brandyhicks

    by brandyhicks

    "It is awesome!!"

    It is awesome!! It`s easy to use and just as good as Snagit but it is free. More.

    reviewed on June 10, 2015

  • marie.d.kajak

    by marie.d.kajak

    "Great Product"

    Jing is awesom I use it on my computer (MAC) at home, it works flawlessly!!!. More.

    reviewed on December 17, 2014

  • sarahcollins

    by sarahcollins

    "good"

    I personnaly love Screenpresso. It can capture both screenshots but videos. The built-in editor is really great. More.

    reviewed on May 13, 2014

  • manmanlo

    by manmanlo

    "very useful"

    the tool is very useful , not only in capture image but also in giving comments. the editing tools like text, color or ... More.

    reviewed on October 26, 2010