3.1 out of 5 with 10 ratings

Jing Reviews

Not good for video recording

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Tried this software to record video, and not satisfied.

The software outputs to SWF file, uncompressed, in 15 fps. This creates really large files even for short recordings, and playback is done via web browser.

Steer clear!

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Jing crashes few times a day, tired of it and seek for a substitute! Reinsatallation doesn't help, I have Windows 10.

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Great for screenshots

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I use Jing everyday to send screenshots to customers and co-workers, and I love it. Being able to send a URL link instead of an actual image is incredibly convenient. The video feature is ok too, but it could definitely be better quality.

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Features removed, looking for alternatives

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The most recent update to Jing has removed all the social uploading features as well as FTP uploading. I've been digging to find an app with FTP uploading like Jing's and have yet to find one outside of TechSmith's paid solution, which I am not prepared to pay for, seeing that they have left the free users in the dust.

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Wonderful app

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This is just a wonderful app.. So easy to use and really easy to share both screencasts and screenshots! I love it!!

The files captured can't be uploaded on YouTube (which is kind of a pain), but it comes with automated uploading to Screencast.com which is convient for just showing family, friends or co-works how to do stuff..

Yea, Jing is freaking awesome. Can't believe not more people is using it.

Jing is starting to show a lot of age and updates are not happening.
For easy-shareable screen recordings in the browser I can recommend http://alternativeto.net/software/openvid/ - it's so simple and great!

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A free alternative to SnagIt.

about Jing and Snagit · · Helpful Not helpful

My colleague pointed me to this page as we were wondering if there is a free alternative to SnagIt.

Thank you, mistaecko, Dirk and em for your useful comments!

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about Jing and Screencast.com · · Helpful Not helpful

Pro vs. Free feature comparison: http://www.techsmith.com/jing/pro/free-vs-pro.asp

Screenshot functionality seems to be identical (including free 2GB account on screencast.com).

Unique Pro version features (Screen Recording):
SWF or MPEG-4 Video (free version only supports SWF)
Unbranded Videos
Share Instantly to YouTube
Recording from Webcam

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Jing: a very good screenshot app

about Jing and Greenshot · · Helpful Not helpful

Jing is a very good screenshot app, but Jing portable would be still better.
That Jing and TechSmith are among the best screenshot-apps is shown in the number of LIKES on AlternativeTo.net.
Today in most workplaces many users do not have admin rights and it is a good solution to use portable apps.
The best portable screenshot app, that I know, is GreenShot (1), but GreenShot (2) has 2010 no internet publication feature as Jing has.
Since you can get a free SugarSync account (3) starting with 2.5GB (only until Dec.2010) and growing up to 10GB and more for free, it is very attractive to use nearly all apps as portable apps, and you need not update the apps twice, at home and in the job. You use the same portable apps at home and in the job with all settings equal.
If Jing would launch a portable app this would be very fine, but could have a little problem with the proxy setting, which is mostly different at home / in the job.
This could be solved with the executing folder in the Jing calling link. The definition file with the Jing proxy settings should be situated in this executing folder, which can be selected in the calling link.
Another solution could be, that Jing gets the proxy settings from the favourite web browser automatically.

(1) Small Greenshot iconGreenshot

(2) http://www.pendriveapps.com/free-screen-capture-tool-greenshot/

(3) SugarSync Bonus Registration Link: http://bit.ly/bxgp6f

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Jing Version 2.4.10231 from August 24, 2010 with PROXY Support:
The Jing team has been hard at work adding three more improvements to Jing:

  • proxy support,

  • SFTP and

  • audio device selection.

The first two are targeted at the corporate and education users. If you've ever tried to use the last Jing-Versions behind a proxy, you have been disappointed.
Jing now tries to autodetect the proxy settings and allows manual settings with authenticated proxy support.

Many thanks to Jing for providing this important function of the PROXY-selection, which I have suggested in my comment and E-mail to Jing from January 2010. So now I can use Jing also on my corporate computer and not only an my private computer as I did until now.

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Comparison Jing - GreenShot - Jet ScreenShot

about Jing and Imgur, Greenshot, Jet Screenshot · · Helpful Not helpful -1 Helpful

Comparison ................................. Jing ............GreenShot ....Jet ScreenShot:

Space on Harddisk (kB).............. 1 12983..... 3 1851 ...........2 5315kB

Language(s): ................................ 1 en. ......... 3 en. + ge...... 1 en.

Filename empty spaces: ............. 1 No ......... 3 Yes ............ 3 Yes

Record screen-video: .................. 2 Yes......... 1 No ............. 1 No

OCR send Text ClipBoard .......... 0 No .......... 6 Yes ............0 No

Save-to-File & keep ClipBoard .. 1 No .......... 3 Yes ............1 No

Available as portable app ........... 0 No .......... 3 Yes ............0 No

Annotating tools:

Highlighting: ................................ 2 Yes ........ 1 No .............. 2 Yes

Line-thickness: ........................... 1 fixed ...... 3 select.......... 3 select

Filled rectangle: .......................... 1 No .......... 3 Yes ............ 1 No

Arrows: ......................................... 3 Yes ........ 3 Yes ............ 1 No

Enough Colours: ........................ 3 Yes: 9 .... 3 Yes:>100... 1 No: 3 (no black)

Web upload features:

Web-upload (no proxy): .............. 9 Yes ........ 9 Yes ............. 9 Yes

Up to HTTP-proxy-web: .............. 5 Yes ........ 0 No .............. 0 No

Up to FTP-webserver: ................. 0 No ......... 0 No .............. 1 Yes

Shots History in web: .................. 3 Yes ....... 0 No .............. 0 No

Sum Assessment-Points .......... 33 ............. 44 .................. 26

Until 2011 Jing was the best ScreenShot App beacuse of the unique Web-Upload function.

But since July 2012 GreenShot has 2 new functions: OCR to clipboard and free web-upload to Imgur.

So now the portable GreenShot is without an equal competitor and I think it is better than Jing.

This review concerns Greenshot-RC7-NO-INSTALLER-0.8.1.1427.zip with OCR-Plugin.

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