Capture and Share What You See with Jing
Article by George Norman
On 16 Jul 2013
With the free Jing application from TechSmith you can easily capture whatever you see on the desktop. You can take a screenshot, or you can shoot a video. Then you can easily share the screenshot or video.

Jing, a free application offered by TechSmith, runs in the background and waits for you to call upon it. When you do so, the application offers to take a screenshot or take a video capture of whatever is on your desktop – you get to choose which part of the region to capture, of course. Then the application offers to let you annotate the screenshot, locally store the screenshot or video, and share the screenshot or video via Screencast.


You can enjoy Jing’s functionality on a PC or on a Mac. The application is available for Microsoft’s Windows operating system and for Apple’s Mac OS X as well. The system requirements are so low that you’ll have no problems running Jing on your machine.

You can download Jing for your PC right here on FindMySoft.
And you can get Jing for or Mac straight from TechSmith here.

Using Jing is an incredibly simple matter – but you’ll realize that only after you start using the application. To address any ease of use concerns, to help you quickly figure out what can be done with Jing, the developer set it so you will be presented with an interactive video tutorial when you first launch Jing. I suggest you don’t skip it if you’ve never used Jing. This video will quickly introduce you to the basics of using Jing.

As mentioned above, using Jing is an incredibly simple matter. You can use the application for the following:
  • Capture a certain part of the screen – either take a screenshot, or shoot a video.
  • Annotate the screenshot using arrows, text, frame, highlight effects.
  • Preview the video capture before saving it.
  • Save the screenshot/video locally.
  • Share the screenshot/video via Just paste the link to the screenshot on Facebook for example and others will have no problems accessing it.
  • From a very useful History window you can view and manage all the screenshots or videos you captured.
  • If you’re a keyboard fan, you must know that you can use a hotkey for the capture process.

Jing is a free application. There used to be a paid Pro version, but that was retired this as of March 1, 2013.

Tags: Jing, TechSmith, Microsoft, Windows, Apple, Mac OS X, capture, screenshot, video, Screencast
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