Jing
Jing 2.6.73868
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Capture/share your screen as images and video, Pro version available.   Free
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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
What's New
Version 2.6.73868: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Funjoy reviewed on 28 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 2.5.47113]

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Funjoy replied on 14 Mar 2013
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.
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Vinkri reviewed on 04 Nov 2011
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...
[Version 2.5.47113]

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Rubaiyat replied on 18 Feb 2012
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.
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Hkim reviewed on 03 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.4.30037]

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Craig42a replied on 06 Apr 2011
Try Quicktime X with Snow Leopard. Works great!
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jpl373 reviewed on 10 Feb 2011
Free and works great. Pretty simple.
[Version 2.4.30037]


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Kosovar1 reviewed on 20 Dec 2010
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?
[Version 2.4.30037]

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Lookin2it replied on 19 Mar 2011
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..
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Dajonel commented on 15 Apr 2010
Basically worthless now that Snow Leopard and Quicktime X have been released.
[Version 2.2.23989]

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Rpsx replied on 03 Jun 2010
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.
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Dajonel replied on 03 Jun 2010
Funny, considering QuickTime X records at 13 FPS on my laptop.
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Lookin2it replied on 18 Nov 2010
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.
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schmittyred reviewed on 17 Nov 2009
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.
[Version 2.1.17074]


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brock samson commented on 17 Aug 2009
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?
[Version 2.1.17074]


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hotChick reviewed on 10 Nov 2008
I tried it some time ago and gave it another chance.
Much improved.
[Version 1.6.10389m]


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IDK commented on 06 Nov 2008
Awesome. Really fast. Except, the sun is a little annoying to look at and may cause a burn-in. Otherwise, pretty awesome.
[Version 1.6.8006M]


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EJ1 had trouble on 12 Apr 2009
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
[Version 2.0.14405]

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EJ1 commented on 13 Apr 2009
I also have Quicktime 7.6
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EJ1 commented on 16 Apr 2009
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.
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Imho had trouble on 31 Jan 2009
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.
[Version 2.0.13462]


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jslmg had trouble on 17 Nov 2007
This app is not working for me. It saves files as .swf by default. However, my RealPlayer freezes when trying to load the video, and I have to force quit it.
[Version 1.3.2913]

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jslmg replied on 17 Nov 2007
I was able to open it with Quicktime but right-clicking on the file. However, I find the video too jerky, not smooth enough to use to demonstrate the application that I wanted to demonstrate. I see no way to change the video settings in the preferences. It just isn't usable for my needs.
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Dalahast replied on 28 Nov 2007
Get rid of RealPlayer, for one.

Second, don't open it with QT- open it with Safari. If you can't figure out how, hold Command and Option, then drag it to the Safari icon in your Dock or wherever.
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neonblue2 commented on 28 Nov 2007
Or download the official standalone Flash Player from Adobe.
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jslmg commented on 29 Nov 2007
Too many workarounds for me. I'd expect any app I download and try for the first time to work immediately on a mac. This is not Linux, folks. Anyway, why would I open a video using Safari??? It should work with a commonly used video player.

Also, I'm not going to get rid of my real player--too useful for too many other things. Never tell someone to discard one app that in order to use another one. That is just plain and simple, poor design.

Sorry, folks, I uninstalled Jing the same day I got it, and I have no plans to try it again. It's just not ready yet.
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neonblue2 replied on 29 Nov 2007
Jing does work, it just saves in a proprietary format that most don't support because there is no need to.

Most apps that do support SWF files only have support up to version 5, 6 or 7 as well. What you're saying is that you would also expect a Realplayer file to work in, say, QuickTime because it just should.

But you say you need Realplayer. It's the same as using Adobe's player.
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jslmg replied on 29 Nov 2007
Sorry, but that is not what I am "saying."

I do not expect Jing to open anything with RealPlayer. I would expect Jing to open a video file in its very own player.

Go back to my original comment: I said that when I saved a file in Jing, the format was by default .swf. This is a Real Player format. When I double-clicked the file to open it, it automatically opened--or tried to open--in Real Player, not Jing. But then Real Player crashed before the file could open. This led me to conclude that Jing was using Real Player as its file helper.

I was able to open that same file successfully--no crashing--in QuickTime, by right-clicking, then choosing QT from the "Open With" menu. That worked.

I wanted to set preferences in Jing for such things as (1) default file format, and /or (2) default video player. No such preferences exist. Without such control over how Jing behaves, it's a dead-end app in its current state, as far I'm concerned.
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jslmg replied on 29 Nov 2007
A couple of corrections here:

First, Jing is not a video player--I recognize that. What it needs is a way for users to select video players.

Second, .swf is not RealPlayer's sole format--it is a format that plays in RealPlayer, but it is actually a Flash format.

Someone here said "download the stand-alone Flash player." I'm looking at jing's website now, to see what it says about its connection with Flash. The only indication I get of this is waaayyy down at the end of its FAQ, where it lists system requirements. Why not put it on the top page, with a big asterisk, "Requires Adobe Flash Player."

Otherwise, if the designers aren't able/willing to do that, redesign it.
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Dalahast replied on 29 Nov 2007
Adobe Flash Player is already installed… and you can watch your videos in Jing using the history feature.

When I said 'get rid of RealPlayer', I meant that because it is a terrible app, not because of compatibility.
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neonblue2 replied on 18 Dec 2007
Okay, here's me cleaning this up.

1. SWF means Shockwave File - a Flash format

2. SWF is not a Real format, it belongs to Adobe

3. When I recommended the official standalone player, I meant use Adobe's official standalone player

For Intel:
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/flashplayer/updaters/9/sa_flashplayer_9.app.zip

For PPC:
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/17338/adobe-flash-standalone-player
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Dalahast replied on 19 Dec 2007
Better yet, use iSwiff:

MacUpdate listing for iSwiff
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horatio had trouble on 23 Sep 2007
Unfortunately there's a bug in video capture with audio.
Jing modifies the prefs when you click on video capture (from internal to line entry), so there will be no audio on the resulting video when you want to use internal microphone.
A workaround: get open the prefs window and rechange it manually before starting your speech, a little bit painfull :-(
Support says that it's affecting only ppc.
Unless this hassle it's good stuff.
[Version 1.2.6]



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Paws rated on 26 Apr 2013

[Version 2.6.73868]



alexnosov rated on 09 Sep 2011

[Version 2.5.47113]


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Type:Utilities : Desktop
License:Free
Date:13 Sep 2012
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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 application for your friends to see.


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