Overview

Jing takes screenshot images or video recordings of your screen. Jing is useful for giving students instructions, showing a support team member what your screen looks like when you have a problem, and saving screenshots for your records.

NOTE If you are on an SUU computer you may not be able to download Jing without the appropriate permission.

Installation Steps

Step 1

Go to http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html. Select Free Download in the top right corner.

Screenshot of the Free Download button.

Step 2

You can choose either to Start Windows Download or Start Mac Download. You can also review the system requirements on this page.

Screenshot of the Start Download buttons.

Step 3

Follow the steps within Jing's installation program.

Step 4

Select the box says I accept the fine print then select Install.

Screenshot of the Install button.

Step 5

Select Finish.

Screenshot of the Finish button.

Jing Options

Find the yellow circle peeking from the edge of your monitor onto your screen. It could be on any of the four edges.

Screenshot of the yellow circle.

Hover your cursor over the sun, and three options will appear.

Screenshot of the three options.

Select the gears to view the Jing options. You can send feedback, add hotkeys, hide the Jing sun and get help with the Jing options. Select the checkmark to close the options circle.

Screenshot of the Gears option.

Screenshot of the Jing options window.

How to Take a Screenshot Image

Hover your cursor over the sun on the edge of your screen again to view the three options. Select the plus sign to take a screenshot.

Screenshot of the + option.

Your cursor will turn into yellow crosshairs. Select and drag to define which part of your screen you want to save as a picture. Release your cursor to complete the selection.

Screenshot of the yellow crosshairs.

A rectangle with four options will appear when you release your mouse.

Screenshot of the rectangle with options.

To save the selection as an image, select the floppy disk icon.

Screenshot of the floppy disk button.

You will now be able to add annotations on top of the image using the options on the left side. You can draw an arrow, add a text box, draw a box, or highlight. Select the colored square to change the color of the annotation. Select the floppy disk icon at the bottom of the window to save the image.

Screenshot of the annotation options.

A new window will appear informing you that the capture has been saved. Select Open the file to view the finished image or select Close to exit the window.

Screenshot of the Capture Saved window.

How to Capture a Video Recording

Hover your cursor over the sun on the edge of your screen again to view the three options. Select the plus sign to take a screenshot.

Screenshot of the + option.

Your cursor will turn into yellow crosshairs. Select and drag to define which part of your screen you want to save as a recording. Release your cursor to complete the selection.

Screenshot of the rectangle with options.

Select the filmstrip icon. Record your video and audio.

Screenshot of the filmstrip icon.

Select the stop icon to finish the recording.

Screenshot of the Stop button.

Select the floppy disk icon to save the recording.

Screenshot of the floppy disk icon.

A new window will appear informing you that the capture has been saved. Select Open the file to view the finished recording or select Close to exit the window.

Screenshot of the Capture Saved window.

Accessing Jing History

To view past screenshots in one location, hover your cursor over the sun on the edge of your screen and select the middle icon. A new window will appear. Use the options at the top of the window to narrow the displayed screenshots. Select an image to view, share, or delete the image.

Screenshot of the history option.

Screenshot of the history window.

Sharing Jing Images and Videos

Hover your cursor over the sun on the edge of the screen and select the History circle.

Screenshot of the history icon.

Select the image or video you want to share and then select the arrow icon.

Screenshot of the share icon.

Note

You can share images or videos as soon as you take them by selecting the arrow icon. Screenshot of the share icon.

The following window will appear informing you that the link to your image or video is now ready to paste. You can paste it into an email, a word document, web browser address bar, etc.

Screenshot of the Capture Saved window.

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