Taking Pictures AND Video Of Your Screen Is As Easy As 1-2-Jing®

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Real Estate Agent with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

 

 

Whenever we pick up a neat new technology tool, we love to share it with our readers. Today, we are going to tell you about a program that not only allows you take a picture of your screen, but will also let you turn it into a video.

For those of you who haven't heard of it, the name of the program is called Jing® and is easy to download and simple to use. There is even a brief tutorial on how to use it on the website as well. 

 


THE MANY USES OF JING

When I first started blogging, I used to notice other bloggers doing tutorials and adding pictures of their screen into the post. I had always wondered how they did it, and thought it was probably hard to do. Then I found Jing® and my questions were answered.

Here are just a few ways that you can use Jing, and some examples:

 

1.     Add A Picture To Your Blog Post

 

use Jing to make pictures for blog posts

 

I used this in a post to show readers of my Wordpress blog how they can share the post with their sphere.

 

2. Communicate with a client or friend

Jing - great communication tool

 

3. Turn A Picutre Into A Video

Many people that I know regularly post written market reports on their blogs. Jing will allow you to take this to the next step and turn it into a video market report, that you can automatically upload to YouTube, where it will be indexed,  like the one I did below:

 

 

 

 

I would highly recommend taking a look at this program. It's free ( and also has an upgraded version for a mere $15 ) and will allow you to better communicate with your clients, friends, and family. Plus, people will think you are really high tech, even if you're not.

 

 

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About The Authors:

Dan and Amy Schuman live on the East side of Cleveland and specialize in Cleveland Luxury Homes, working with buyers relocating to Cleveland.

 

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Dan, Use Jing all the time and love it!  Haven't used the video capture yet, saw where Melissa McKinney used in the other day, need to explore that aspect further.

Feb 07, 2011 02:32 AM #2
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Charita Cadenhead
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I learned about Jing a few weeks ago from Fernando.  I have downloaded it, but haven't used it yet.

Feb 07, 2011 03:03 AM #3
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Ellie Penaranda
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Dan, I am glad I stopped by.  I love your market Report video.  Excellent tip thanks.  Pushed the button so others would learn about this.

Feb 07, 2011 03:35 AM #4
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Jennifer Prestwich
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Thanks for tip, Dan!  I'm going to check it out right now.  It sounds pretty darn cool, and I have bee wondering how people do that (#s 1 and 2). :)

Feb 07, 2011 04:52 AM #5
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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Craig - I've never used Snagit, but would be curious to learn the differences.

Bliz - The video feature is easy, you should try it sometime.

Charita - I did the same thing when I first got it, but once I started, it has become something I used on a regular basis.

Ellie -  The video market report is very cool, even gets indexed by Google.

Jennifer -  You're very welcome.  It's a neat tool to have in your arsenal.

Feb 07, 2011 08:24 AM #6
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Tara Cummins
Stratagy4SuccessNow - Mesa, AZ
Marketing Concierge, Strategy4SuccessNow

I also suggested this.  I haven't used Jing but went to check it out, and it looks really good.  Only reason I haven't used it is because I'm already a power user of its "older siblings" SnagIt and Camtasia Studio.  In my book, any program put out by TechSmith is top quality.  Jing is a great way to take advantage of the basics of my favorite applications without paying a lot - and sometimes not paying at all.

Feb 07, 2011 08:57 AM #7
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Kim Inman
Mountains to Lakes Real Estate, Inc. - Harriman, TN
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Dan & Amy...sounds like something fun to try!

Feb 07, 2011 12:53 PM #8
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Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

I have really enjoyed using Jing too, great suggestion to turn it into video with something like a market report.

Feb 07, 2011 04:39 PM #9
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

One day this dummy will get around to trying some technical stuff..........in the mean time, it was great meeting you last night Dan...............sorry we missed out on meeting you Amy.........hopefully next time!

Feb 07, 2011 10:24 PM #10
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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Tara -  TechSmith has a lot of great products that many people don't know about.

Kim - It's easy to work with, just takes a little time to learn just like anything else.

Steve - Glad to hear you use it. You should try the video option sometime.

Roger - It was great meeting you as well, I had a lot of fun. Amy says she will be there next time and looks forward to meeting you.

Feb 08, 2011 12:39 AM #11
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING DAN!  This is great!  I too wondered how people have computer shots of their screen in blogs!  Nice - and I like the video blog!  This is a definite bookmark for later today! -- G

Feb 08, 2011 02:57 AM #12
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Dan, This is fantastic. I am off to see what snag it will do for me. Thanks again for organizing our get together last night. I had a great time and picked up a few good pointers!

Feb 08, 2011 05:48 AM #13
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Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ
Broker/Owner

GOOD MORNING AGAIN DAN!  I tried to call you yesterday while I was working on jing-ing!  Got your voice mail but did not leave a message -- wanted to say - this really was easy! -- G

Feb 09, 2011 12:52 AM #14
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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Gab - I'm impressed. You bookmarked and actually went back and took action, you are much better than me. I am so sorry I missed your call as you were on my list of AR people to call. I look forward to seeing you use this new tool on your blog posts.

Barb - My pleasure, I had a great time and appreciate you making it way over to the East side, especially on a snowy night.

Feb 09, 2011 07:16 AM #15
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William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

dan and Amy, Jing is such a great tool. I've used it to capture both picture and videos of my browser, but did not know that we could communicate with clients using the features. I'll have to familiarize myself with those hidden gems.

Feb 12, 2011 03:59 PM #16
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Mark Tucker
The Law Office of Mark Tucker - Mesa, AZ

Thank you for making great notes on such useful blogging tools. You make it sound so easy. Thanks. 

Feb 14, 2011 04:14 PM #17
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Keith Vermilyea
Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc. - Boise, ID

Thanks for the quick tutorial Dan and Amy.  I also have wondered how other bloggers were doing that and now I know thanks to you.

Feb 15, 2011 12:03 PM #18
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

William - Glad to hear you are using it. I used Google street maps in the post as a way to communicate to a client.  Sometimes visuals help get across a point. Thank you for commenting.

Mark - This tool is actually pretty easy to use, so that made my tutorial easy as well.

Keith - Try it out and hopefully I'll see some new things in your blog as a result of Jing.

 

Feb 15, 2011 12:36 PM #19
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Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
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Dan and Amy--This is WONDERFUL info to have.  This needs to be featured!!!  I am suggesting it.  Thank you so much for posting!  I am bookmarking so I will have it when I need it.  Love, love, love the market report YouTube video.  You guys are too smart!!

Feb 17, 2011 12:07 PM #20
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
Luxury Home Specialists

Pat - Thanks so much for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the post. If you ever have any questions about doing the video market report, let us know and we will be glad to help.

Feb 17, 2011 12:24 PM #21
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