If you’re looking for a free, fast and fantastically easy way to record short videos on your computer screen, Jing may be a solution for you.
Jing is a free download that allows you to first and foremost, capture screenshots on your computer. All you have to do once you download the tool is open it and then select the portion of the screen that you want to take a photo of. From there you can edit the picture with arrows and highlights in order to point things out in the picture. If you’re wondering what the point is, it’s mostly to share something with others and having the option to highlight certain pieces of information on the page.
Pretty cool, huh? Moving on though…
You then have the video feature and the main point of this blog post.
The video feature works exactly the same way as the photo feature does, except it records a selection of your screen instead. The only thing though is that you can only record for 5 minutes. If you’re interested in recording longer videos, I would suggest trying Screencast-O-Matic instead.
Saving Photos & Videos With Jing
Once you’ve captured the photo or video of your choice, you then have the option to save them to your computer or upload them to screencast.com.
If you decide to save them to the provided website instead of on your computer, all you have to do is collect the link when you want to use it. Just make sure that your flash player is working and up to date. If not, it will affect your ability to view them on the screencast.com website.
Overall, Jing is a great way to take simple screenshots and record quick videos. This serves as a cool and unique way to dress up your content on the web, and share interesting sites with friends.