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Jing is a screen capture application that allows you to select and capture parts of your screen and save that area as a static picture or even a movie.

Then you can add arrows, text and box highlights to draw further attention to the area you want to highlight.

The thing that makes Jing unique is that it has a "share" button, which allows you to share the image or video with a friend by connecting to the free screencast.com image hosting solution. Click share, it uploads your media behind the scenes, and places the link to the screen in your clipboard. You can then email or paste that URL into your chat more...

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Version 2.6.73868: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Funjoy Member IconReview+104
Funjoy
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Perfect little app for screenshots you can auto-upload then link to in emails or forum posts. Annotation is simple and useful. Only niggle is a 3-click process to quit the app.

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Version 2.5.47113
Funjoy
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Update: if you choose to have Jig run as a menubar app (as opposed to a floating icon in the corner of the screen) quitting is a simple one-click option, so my main complaint is gone!

That said, I use this app solely for screenshots and I don't do video-capture, so I can't comment on that part of the app.

Vinkri Member IconReview+102
Vinkri
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free but limited:
5 minutes screencasts max.
swf files only
"clumsy" mouse movements during screencast...

For the same price and a better quality, you can use Quicktime 10 (on Snow Leopard and more) which allows you to record your screen...

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Version 2.5.47113
Rubaiyat
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I can't get QuickTime 10 to work.

I click on record and nothing happens even if I could get all the screen junk out of the way.

Hkim Member IconReview+170
Hkim
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This only allows one to save their movie as a .swf file. To save a movie into a .mp4 movie format, one must *spend* for the PRO version, thus the use of this free application is limited. Insisting on signing up for sharing is not a plus either since this should be optional.

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Version 2.4.30037
Craig42a
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Try Quicktime X with Snow Leopard. Works great!

jpl373 Member IconReview+8
jpl373
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Free and works great. Pretty simple.

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Version 2.4.30037
Kosovar1 Member IconReview+373
Kosovar1
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Screw this. All I wanted was a free screen recorder. This was advertised as "free," but to use it you have to sign up for an account. Wthout signing an endless EULA, it is uselss. Does everything have to be a scam and a gip?

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Version 2.4.30037
Lookin2it
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With all due respect, the description clearly states that one of the primary features of this program is the ablity to easily share your screencasts with others via a server. It seems reasonable, that to do so would require some manner of signing on to the system. This does not sound like scam. The fact that a "useless EULA" is required is a result of our litigeous society that deems itt appropiate to sue when unreasonable expectations remain unfulfilled. Unfortunately for us, because it is a real pain in the butt, companies have to protect themselves with such things as EULA's. With today's technology you have the option of using a variety endless free email addresses, disposable email addresses, and temporary mail boxes; in addition to the ability of using a proxy to hide behind. Yeah, I know it's a pain,but it doesn't mean it's a scam. It's a sad state of affairs when we can freely benefit from someones else's initiative, hard work and talent, but for the cost of a name & email address (which can be false and temporary), and yet feel gypped and entitled to complain..

Dajonel Member IconComment+141
Dajonel
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Basically worthless now that Snow Leopard and Quicktime X have been released.

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Version 2.2.23989
Rpsx
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quicktime x captured my screen at 1 frame per second, where jing did it at 10fps, and allowed cropped recording. quicktime x hardly obsoletes this app.

Dajonel
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Funny, considering QuickTime X records at 13 FPS on my laptop.

Lookin2it
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Newsflash - not everyone has the two apps you reference; thereby not relegating this to the worthless heap. It looks like you've been around long enough to know that even when software falls into the "legacy" category, it still has value.

schmittyred Member IconReview+15
schmittyred
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Jing would be great if it didn't sit in the background and eat CPU cycles. Take a look at Activity Monitor and look at the total CPU Time used up by Jing.

I was trying to figure out why my MBP battery usage was higher than usual. Sure enough, Jing increases average battery usage by 1.0W... when completely idle. That's not okay.

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Version 2.1.17074
brock samson Member IconComment+15
brock samson
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Anyone know of a way to capture system audio (not from the mic) at the same time so that you end up with a video with sound?

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Version 2.1.17074
EJ1 Member IconComment+4
EJ1
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Jing! appears to work when recording, but when previewed or played back all I get is a black screen with white arrow cursors bouncing around. Sounds ok... no video.

iMac 17" 800 mhz PPC, Flash 9 and 10, OS X 10.4.11

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Version 2.0.14405
EJ1
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I also have Quicktime 7.6

EJ1
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I found that I had the screen colors set to thousands instead of millions. I got it to work, sort of...Captured video looked good in preview but I could never get a email linked video to play back properly. I finally gave up on it.

Imho Member IconComment+50
Imho
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Downloaded the fore last version of Jing (freeware), that worked on my iMac G5 with Leopard. After two days the program invited me to download an updated version. Downloaded it, but immediately after installing and touching the sun the first time it vanishes. Downloaded the last version since then several times, but nothing helps.

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Version 2.0.13462
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Paws
Version 2.6.73868
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alexnosov
Version 2.5.47113
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Downloads 49,363
Version Downloads 6,303
License Free
Date 13 Sep 2012
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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