Jing 2.3

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Jing is a screen capture and screencasting tool for Windows and Mac.
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Jing is a screen capture and screencasting tool for Windows and Mac. It is a very basic and simple tool that allows you to capture pretty much anything that you can see on your screen. For screenshot taking, I usually use the system that is built-in in Mac OS X Snow Leopard. It allows me to take screenshots of the whole screen or to select a region by dragging and dropping. But I reckon it has some limitations. Jing is a step forward from that system.

Basically, when you install Jing, you will see an image of a sun on the top-right corner of your screen, just below the Finder quick search. If you click on it, three options will appear: capture, history, and preferences. You can capture both images and videos, which include sound. But first, you need to tell Jing what to capture exactly . There are two ways of doing this. First, you can simply select an area of the screen by clicking and then dragging and dropping a square selection tool. Jing will show the size of the square in pixels in real time. The other way is the one that caught my eye. By clicking anywhere, Jing will automatically detect what it is that you want to capture. So, if you click on a QuickTime window, Jing will automatically use that as a selection and tell you the size of the window. If you are recording a video, you will see recording controls at the bottom. After the recording is done, Jing will launch a preview of your recording and you can share your video right afterwards. more

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Pros

  • It is beautifully crafted
  • Works great
  • It can capture active windows and screen regions

Cons

  • None

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A very intuitive tool for taking screenshots. I like how it works.

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claire
Mariika, does it support a scrolling screenshot?

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Slava20
Lightweight, simple and fast. Suits perfectly for me. And supports hotkeys!

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J
It is easy to use. The application provides decent results and is free to use. I was pleased with the results.

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