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About Jing

Jing is a computer service that lets you capture basic video, animation, and still images, and share them on the web.

Capture an image of what you see on your computer screen with Jing. Simply select any window or region that you want to capture, mark up your screenshot with a text box, arrow, highlight or picture caption, and decide how you want to share it.

Select any window or region that you would like to record, and Jing will capture everything that happens in that area. From simple mouse movements to a fully narrated tutorial, Jing records everything you see and do. Jing videos are limited to five minutes for instant, focused communication.

Send your screenshots and videos all over the web. As soon as you're done with your screen capture or screen recording, it's ready to upload to Screencast.com and share through IM, email, social media, and more.

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Supported languages
English, French, German, Japanese
Serviceable Area
World Wide
Supported Platforms
  • Desktop Windows
  • Desktop Mac OSX

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  • 4 In total

  • User review from

    Sam Dahl

    Jing is such a great product. It's so easy to use and incredibly useful!

    Pros :

    • It's really easy to send screenshots and videos to my colleagues and clients.
    • It allows you to upload the video to their server and access it with a simple link.
    • I love using it. It also allows you to draw arrows pointing to important parts of the screen.
    • It allows me to draw boxes around things I want to highlight in my screenshot.
    • I used to use it all the time when I was in a tech support role.
    • Our clients loved it. I'm in a sales role now but I still use it regularly to send screenshots of things to my clients, partners, and colleagues.

    Cons :

    • I'm using the free version which only lets you record videos for 5 minutes.
    • That's almost never a problem and if it were I think it would be totally worth it to pay for it.

    • April 9, 2016
  • User review from

    Filip Witkowski

    Jing is screen capture software from TechSmith. Jing is connected to sharing platform: screencast.com. The free version includes 2GB of sharing storage and 2GB of monthly bandwidth; the Pro version has 25GB of storage and 200GB of monthly bandwidth, and currently (January 2016) costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year. Jing is very light, quick and easy to use software. It allows taking static screenshots or record screen videos. You have 3 options to start capturing screenshot:
    - Click on the sun-shaped icon that can be snapped to any of four edges of the screen. If you don’t like the sun icon, you can disable it in options (I did).
    - You can click on Jing icon in icons’ toolbar (right side of the taskbar).
    - You can specify shortcut key (or keys’ combination) to start Jing capture. This option is very useful when you need to capture something with mouseover state (for example, as a web developer, website open navigation state).
    After you initiate Jing capture, the screen freezes and you can choose screen capture area; it can be full screen, entire window, window content area (for example, website in your browser without browser toolbars), or custom rectangle. Jing has a few editing options that allow putting comments, labels and highlighting areas on the screenshot. You can capture video screenshot and record your actions on the screen. Video can include audio. There is 5 minutes video limit. All screen captures can be uploaded to screencast.com or saved on hard drive. You can also copy screen capture (only images) to the clipboard.

    Pros :

    • Free software.
    • Easy to use.
    • Very fast and responsive.
    • Allows both image and video screenshots.

    Cons :

    • Free version has sharing storage limit (however 2GB is a lot).
    • Editing tools are very basic .
    • No image or video quality options.
    • To share your screen captures on Twitter or Youtube you need premium (not free) software called Snagit.
    • Videos have 5 minutes limit.

    • January 10, 2016
  • User review from

    Maryna Bondarenko

    Jing! has one important advantage over other tools for screencast creating. This program allows you to create quickly on-screen videos and upload it to a remote server for viewing online. That is why this program is perfect for those occasions when you quickly need to explain to another person where to find a certain setting, how to get to this or that command in the program, etc. The principle "fewer clicks" lays behind the Jing! The interface is maximally simplified: there is nothing superfluous. To start recording you need to click on the program icon placed on the top of the screen, and then click the area of the screen that will be captured. You can enable or disable recording from the microphone, temporarily stop the recording. When the movie is created, Jing! Immediately offer to save and name the file, but first you could play the video with the integrated flash player. However, if you don't want to clog the hard drive, you can choose not to save the video on the local computer. Instead, it can be uploaded to the remote server by pressing just one button. After a couple of minutes (it depends on the video size and the Internet connection speed) the program will copy to the clipboard a link to the page with the video. Jing! Uses download/upload videos service Screencast.com. These two projects are owned by the same company — TechSmith Corporation. By the way if you later need to find video uploaded to Screencast.com, you can use Jing's history option. All the links are stored here.

    Pros :

    • Screencast.com close integration.
    • Screencasts and screenshots creation.
    • Some tools for image editing.

    Cons :

    • Jing! Free does not allow you to choose video quality and format.
    • Just one option is available — SWF.
    • YouTube uploading and recording video from a web camera available only in Pro version.

    • December 2, 2015
  • User review from

    Nick Thorsch

    Jing is a great, free tool for both taking screenshots and recording on-screen videos. The "sun" icon you click to open the program though, I find annoying. It sits on the upper right-hand side of the computer screen. However this can be changed though to sit in the usual gray top toolbar area. When you select an area, then you choose between image or video recording of that area. If you click "capture an image", you're then presented with markup tools, which include an arrow, a highlighter, a rectangle, and text. You can choose different colors before using each of those too. There's also the ability to undo and redo, and copy the image for use locally on your computer like in Photoshop or Paint. If you select video, then you can start recording, with or without voice. Then you upload and share it online, and it automatically copies the URL so you can paste it in a message like email or chat. There is a limitation of 5 minutes, which is not too bad, and beyond that, Techsmith makes another product called Snagit which can record longer than 5 minutes. You can then click the upload button to upload your image or video to Screencast.com and then the URL link to it is automatically added to your clipboard, for pasting into an email, chat or anywhere else. Your uploads are saved so you can go back and find them if you ever need to.

    Pros :

    • Free
    • Easy to use.
    • Can do both image screenshots and video + voice recording.

    Cons :

    • Video limited to 5 minutes, but this is generally enough.

    • September 26, 2015
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