Jing (software)

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Initial release28 November 2007; 11 years ago (2007-11-28)
Stable release
2.9.15255 (Windows) 2.7.0 (Mac) / 12 September 2015; 4 years ago (2015-09-12)[1]
Written inC++, C# & .NET (Windows)
Operating systemWindows XP or later
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later[1]
PlatformIntel x86 - 32-bit; .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 (Windows version); QuickTime 7.5.5 (Mac OS X version)[1]
Size6.5 MB (approximately)[1]
LicenseJing: freeware (retired)
Jing Pro: shareware
Requires registration

Jing is a screencasting computer program launched in 2007 as Jing Project by the TechSmith Corporation.[2][3] The software takes a picture or video of the user's computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard.[4] If uploaded to the web, the program automatically creates a URL to the content so it can be shared with others.[5] Jing is compatible with Macintosh and Microsoft Windows.[6] Users must sign up for an account before using the software.

Its simple format and the ability to quickly upload screencasts have made Jing useful for virtual reference in libraries.[7]

On 6 January 2009, TechSmith released Jing Pro, a paid premium version of Jing.[8]

In February 2012, Techsmith announced Jing Pro is to be retired. All users (regardless of subscription) could use this service until 28 February 2013.[9]

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  1. ^ a b c d http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/
  2. ^ "TechSmith Announces the Jing Project". Business Wire. Okemos, Michigan: The Gale Group, Inc. 28 November 2007. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  3. ^ Riley, Duncan (19 July 2007). "The Jing Project: The 3 Legged Dog Of Screen Captures And Screencasting". TechCrunch. Archived from the original on 22 July 2014. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
  4. ^ Murali, J. (27 August 2007). "Screencasting opens up new avenues netspeak". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  5. ^ Brandao, Curt (6 August 2007). "Jing Project reveals magic behind Net toil". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Archived from the original on 11 December 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Jing Project: Screenshots für das Web 2.0". Computerwoche (in German). IDG Business Media GmbH. 24 September 2007. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  7. ^ Carr, Allison; Ly, Pearl (2009). "More than words: screencasting as a reference tool". Reference Services Review. 37 (4): 408–420. doi:10.1108/00907320911007010.
  8. ^ Lowensohn, Josh (6 January 2009). "TechSmith's screencast service Jing goes pro". CNet News. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 8 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Jing Pro Retirement". 28 February 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2012.