I recently came across the Jing Project and was a breath of fresh (I mean free) air for screen capture. If you other bloggers and guerrilla marketing gurus have been on the hunt for an affordable and realiable screen capture look no further. I am still on road otherwise I would have taken the time to show you a an example of the screen capture. Until recently Camtasia was my go-to choice, but 30-day trials only last so long and I refuse to pay for these type of services (amazing what we expect for free these days).
The biggest difference (besides being free) between Jing, Camtasia Studio and Snagit is straight from Jings website.
While there’s truth in describing Jing as a SnagIt or Camtasia Studio “lite,” the key difference is about workflow. Jing is designed to be fast-visual communication shared with others in a variety of locations. Capture. Annotate. Share.
Jing Project was #100 on PCworlds top products of 2008 list. It appears TechSmith is behind Jing (also developers of Camtasia & SnagIt) and will allow 2GB of storage for free or you can use other storage mechanisms. What I cannot figure out for the life of me is why TechSmith is offering almost a competing free product with the other two offerings. Ultimately it may lead to more sales, but for the rest of us it means a quality free screen capture project that allows us to share beyond belief.