Wednesday, August 01, 2007

[TIPS] Jingproject

This has been floating around on the blogs for some time, and I was trying to avoid being an echo (again), but since some folks receive these tips via email and don't read the same blogs that I do, then this isn't an echo. (The rest of you may move on to something new. :-)  )
Jing is.. well.. here: "The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere."
It's a free download that I've run on both my mac and my widows machines and it works very well. It lets you create screencasts and save them to another site with a link to play it. It will also capture screen shots and allow for editing and enhancing of the images. I'm not as impresed by that piece, however, as I wasn't able to quite figure it out - without reading the documentation anyway. I can tell you that I liked it better on the mac version than the windows version. It just seemed to be friendlier. I didn't like what it did to the resolution on my windows monitor, nor could I figure out how to save an image that I captured. But, I WAS able to get it to work just fine on the mac.
But, check out the video tour on that site. It's the poor man's solution to making quick screencasts - for free. While supplies last, at least.

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