Jing is a really easy way to capture an image on your computer screen write your own notes on it. You can add coloured boxes, text and arrows to explain or enhance your screenshot, then email it, tweet it, post to Flickr or on your website., or to record short 3 min videos. I’ve been using it alot lately for super quick tutorial for clients
Ways to Use Screencasts
- Add notes to a design project (multiple users can add to same file)
- Show customers how to use your software
- Share a snapshot of a document
- Add comments to your holiday photos
- Turn your blog photos into cartoon-style images
- Comment on employees/contributors/syudents work
- Post visuals of things you like on Twitter & Facebook
How to Get Jing
1.Go to www.jingproject.com
2.Download the software and install on your computer.
Once it is running, you’ll see half a yellow circle at the top middle of your computer screen. Hover over it and click on:
- Capture – to get a screenshot of something you’re looking at
- History – to access files you’ve already captured
- More – to close Jing or create custom buttons to share your data
Once you capture an image on your screen:
- Drag a grid over the portion you want to use.
- Click on bottom-left icon to capture image.
- Use the icons on the left of your screencast to add text, boxes and arrows.
- When you have finished, click save, name your file and choose where you would like the image to save on your computer.
- You can now upload the image to your website or blog or share it on the social media sites