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Jing Project - Screen Capture Made Easy

Believe it or not the Print Screen button on your keyboard actually used to fire up the printer!  With the evolution of technology and cloud computing comes a myriad of useful tools and one that I highly recommend is called Jing.

Tech Smith is the company that first introduced us to Snag It, which many agents have come to know and love.  The downside of Snag It is that it comes with a bit of a learning curve.

Enter Jing:  Also by Tech Smith, Jing simplifies the art of screen capture/sharing and has really big and easy to use buttons, which makes using it daily to help improve your marketing doable for all tech skill levels.  Jing has the ability to capture both simple images as well as video screen capture and has been one of the most well received tips that I have given out over the last year.

The beauty of Jing is in the simplicity.  Once you have downloaded Jing there will be a small sun that will appear at the top of your screen.  When you hover over the sun it extends and allows you to then easily crop out the part of the screen you want to focus on.  Where Jing takes it to the next level without becoming overly complicated is in that you can easily overlay text boxes and arrows.  

Option #2 - Screen Capture with Quick Editing

The basic Jing is a free download which can be used to create images, screenshots and video for your website, blog, direct mail and anything else you plan on putting in front of potential prospects.  Once you have cropped and edited the image you simply save it to your computer and can add it any- and everywhere.  Jing works for both Mac and PC users.

As is becoming commonplace with software applications, there is also an upgraded version available called Jing Pro.  If you find yourself using the free version regularly it could be worth a minimal investment of $14.95 annually.  The additional features include one button push of your newly created content to both Facebook and YouTube.  Jing Pro also reduces the size of the files that you capture which helps a ton with load speeds of the videos and images once they are placed on your website.

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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Scott, I can tell I have a few hours of experimentation ahead of me.  Thanks!

Sep 12, 2010 02:06 PM
Marc Swartz
Mortgage Finders Canada Inc., Mortgage Brokerage, Lic# 11118 - Toronto, ON
Principal Broker / Mortgage Broker, AMP

Scott - I have used SnagIt in the past but not recently.  I found it to be very useful.  I am going to check into Jing.  Thanks.

Sep 12, 2010 02:09 PM
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

Scott,  Would you double-check your links to Jing?  It is not working for me.  Thanks for this post it looks awesome.

Sep 12, 2010 02:22 PM
Scott Deaton
Deaton Group Realty - Little Rock, AR

Sara,  links look to be working on my computer.

Sep 12, 2010 02:30 PM