Tech Tip Friday: The Jing Project

Posted By on August 3, 2007

Jing Project
Picked up a great tech tip this past week from the CommandN.TV’s video blog: the Jing Project, which is currently free. (I suspect it will eventually be ‘pay for’ since it is from TechSmith) Basically its an advanced screen capture tool which offers the simple ability to share what is on your screen with others in the traditional way (although only saves as a .PNG) or by uploading and providing a simple link (PDF click for screen capture example). There is a feature which enables you to mark up the screen capture and annotate it as I did in the image at the top of this post — nice, but that’s not all …

One can also create a video of an on-screen procedure. For example, if I were working on my computer wanted to show someone how to use Google Earth to search for Paul Brown Stadium, I could record the frames, click share and create the link like this = LINK. (it does take a few minutes to upload so keep your screen ‘video’ procedures short; I’ve also noticed that when using the ‘free and associated’ screencast site that larger clips might download slowly) I’m not sure how often I’ll use this, but it could come in handy IF I can remember to use it.


Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.