Techy Tuesday: Jing

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
 This week I have a tool that is great for bloggers! It has made EVERYTHING sooo much easier to get pictures of...except for this post, you'll see why!
I am introducing Jing!
Click here to head to TechSmith!

Jing is a little "ray of sunshine" that can hang out around your computer screen. This is a free software that is made by TechSmith. It makes taking screen shots and creating thumbnails soooo easy! Instead of taking a picture of the whole screen like the print screen button, it can take a picture of just the specific dementions that you would want! I can make it as big or small as I need the picture to be. You are able to copy and paste, save the picture to your file or, share your picture via Screencast.com. (I don't know much about the sharing part because I always do the first two!)
This also can take a video of your screen. It is great for showing those demonstrations of how to do a specific task on the computer. I am grateful to all the people on YouTube that had already figured that out though! I always have to watch screenshot videos to learn how to do everything! 
The plus sign is the one that allows me to take a picture or begin a video. The one with the Polaroids has a history of the pictures I have taken! This way even if I accidentally close out of it, I can find what I need. The gears have the settings where I can exit out of Jing if I decided I didn't need him.
Here was when I couldn't use my sunshine:)
Do you see that yellow spot at the top, middle of my screen? That is Jing! He is there all the time. When I need to get to the tab behind it, he blends in and doesn't cause much trouble. When he starts driving me nuts there, I can move him anywhere on my screen! I have gotten use to my sunshine at the top middle, so I usually just keep him there! 
This is what the picture looks like after I take it!
Jing also lets you add an arrow to your picture, right in the screen! I can add text, marker, or a shape around my picture. This is great when I want to make sure you really notice something!
If you are over hitting the print screen button, opening up PowerPoint, croping, adding a shape arrow, adding text, doing another screen shot, pasting it, and FINALLY saving it, Jing is a quick,easy, and best of all FREE solution!


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