Jing Alternatives

    Jing is described as 'takes a picture or video of the users computer screen and uploads it to the Web or save locally to your computer' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Jing for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and Google Chrome. The best alternative is ShareX, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Jing are Greenshot (Freemium, Open Source), LightShot (Free), SimpleScreenRecorder (Free, Open Source) and FastStone Capture (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 26, 2021

    1. ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.
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      ShareX vs Jing opinions
      Most users think ShareX is a great alternative to Jing.
      It's too complicated and not as simple as far as a screenshot tool.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      Ola It works but video is kind of complex and not the simple style Jing does. Screenshot works great.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

    2. Greenshot is a light-weight screenshot tool optimized for productivity with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) support.
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      Greenshot vs Jing opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Greenshot is still a legitimate alternative to Jing, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Jing allows voice annotation, that makes it special. Greenshot does mere screenshots.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      It only takes images capture and not video
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago


    3. Lightshot - easy screenshot tool, is screen capture tool for Windows and Mac platforms, with the added advantage of automatically uploading it online for sharing or editing.


      The Lightshot app generates URLs that are easy to guess or scrape, making it alarmingly easy for anyone to view grabs of private messages or intimate photos.

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      LightShot vs Jing opinions
      Some users think LightShot is a great alternative to Jing, some don't.
      bigmeanmikerich For stills, Lightshot is a great drop-in replacement for Jing. The same quick, easy ability to draw boxes, add text, copy to clipboard, or save your image are all present. Additional annotation tools and an option to automatically downscale retina displays are actually making me like LightShot more than I liked Jing!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      Jing's main function is video, not still shots.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      IndependentCustard99 I tried this and if it does do video capture it is well hidden. Screen capture is as basic as it gets, press print screen.
      Negative comment about 2 years ago

    4. SimpleScreenRecorder is a Linux screen recorder that supports X11 and OpenGL. It is easy to use, feature-rich, and has a Qt-based graphical user interface. It can record the entire screen or part of it, or record OpenGL applications directly.
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      Some users think SimpleScreenRecorder is a great alternative to Jing, some don't.
    5. A powerful, lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool that allows you to easily capture and annotate anything on the screen including windows, objects, menus, full screen, rectangular/freehand regions and even scrolling windows/web pages.
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    6. PicPick is an all-in-one software for software developers, graphic designers and home user. It has an intuitive interface and simple, elegant operation. After starting the software, you simply select one of the tool from the PicPick Tools trayicon menu when you want.
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    7. Produce videos for the web using the industry-leading H.264 format. No tweaks or technospeak, just sparkling HD-quality video with compact file sizes...every single time. Two existing production presets (blog and web) and three new presets (YouTube, HD display, and Screencast.
      Camtasia Studio vs Jing opinions
      Some users think Camtasia Studio is a great alternative to Jing, some don't.
      too big, slow, and complicated by comparison to Jing. Camtasia is a full video editing package and is very slow at saving videos as it has slow post-processing; whereas Jing encodes as it goes and saves the video immediately.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago

    8. You can use Snipping Tool to capture a screen shot, or snip, of any object on your screen, and then annotate, save, or share the image. Simply use a mouse or tablet pen to capture any of the following types of snips:
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      Snipping Tool vs Jing opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Snipping Tool is still a legitimate alternative to Jing, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      cut out Frame not as flexible as in Jing
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      Snipping Tool is only for screenshots. It does not record video/audio.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      Jing is for video, Snipping Tool isn't
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

    9. The ultimate screen capture tool. With Snagit’s capture, edit, organize and share technology… it’s easy to create engaging visuals that grab attention and keep it. Let images do the talking for you.
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    10. Save anything you see online - including text, links and images - into your Evernote account with a single click.
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