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Instantly Record Screencasts with Jing

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

1X1Jing is a software program that allows you to easily take, edit and share screen captures from your computer.  With Jing software, a free download for Mac and PC, users can upload images and videos to Jing’s website then simply copy and paste the item’s URL anywhere — email, IM, Facebook, Twitter, wikis, etc.. Anyone can access your content by clicking on the URL.  No more downloading, saving and opening files!

Jing also features a simple image-editing program so you can enhance your image with text bubbles, arrows, and highlights. You can also add narration to your screencast videos, which can be up to 5 minutes long. Jing is great for web-based conferences, creating narrated slideshows, explaining maps, diagrams, directions and more.

Additionally, Jing will automatically provide an HTML embed code for your image or video so that you can paste it directly into a blog or Website. The free Jing download allows you to capture and store up to 2 GB of image or video files onto screencast.com. If you intend to use Jing for more elaborate projects, you can purchase Jing Pro for $14.95/year, which offers a few additional features such as simultaneous screen capture and webcam activity, higher quality images and the ability to post videos directly to YouTube.