TechSmith Corp., a provider of screen capture and
recording solutions, has released a new version
of Jing (, which
offers a way to add screen-captured images and
videos to any online conversation by sharing a
link. Jing is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4.9 and

Jing Pro users can now switch back and forth
between their screen video and their webcam video
to add more personality, make a quick
introduction, send a video postcard, record a
video greeting, and more, according to Tony
Dunckel, Jing product manager at TechSmith. With
Jing, computer users can capture an image
(screenshot) or create a screen recording
(screencast) of what they see on their computer
screen and share it instantly by pasting a link
to the content in IM or email, posted on forums,
and shared on Twitter and social networking sites
like MySpace and Facebook — or anywhere else a
link can be pasted.

When the link is clicked, the viewer sees the
Jing-captured image or video immediately. Jing is
free, and users can upgrade to Jing Pro to gain
more customization and the flexibility to record
anything and share it even faster, practically
anywhere, including directly to YouTube, Dunckel
In addition to webcam support for Jing Pro users,
other new features in Jing allows users to:

° Instantly send any Jing screenshot directly to
Snagit to leverage its editing features, and then
immediately share it to or to one
of the many other destinations Snagit offers.
° Edit their Jing created screencasts in Camtasia
Studio to enhance any video previously captured,
combine several videos into a longer video, or
string a series together with a table of
° Create several Jing folders in advance on, whether it’s by interest or
topic, for work or for play.
° Select the right size content to fit
appropriately with the online medium of choice
such as blogs and we bsites.

Jing users can annotate their captured images
with arrows, callouts, text and highlights to add
emphasis, and narrate their Jing-recorded
screencast videos for even greater clarity before
sharing. In addition, HTML embed code can also be
generated to add to a blog or web site, content
can be saved on the user’s computer, to one or
more FTP sites, as an image on the clipboard, or
to Flickr. Users can also now customize the
sharing buttons. Jing screencast videos are
produced in the Flash (SWF) format.

When upgrading to Jing Pro, screencasts are
delivered in HD-quality video for the web and at
a smaller file size. With Jing Pro, users can
also record full-motion screencasts, and the Jing
logos and links will no longer be added to the
beginning and end of newly-recorded videos. In
addition to publishing directly to YouTube, Jing
Pro video files can be saved and uploaded to
sites like Vimeo, Viddler and MSN Video, and can
be edited in other video applications such as
Camtasia Studio 6 and iMovie. Jing Pro produces
MPEG-4 AVC video files for Flash delivery with
H.264+AAC compression.

Jing Pro is $14.95 a year. Jing and Jing Pro come
with a free account that provides
2GB of storage and 2GB of bandwidth transfer