HOW TO USE JING

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What is Jing?
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An application that instantly captures and shares images and videos

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Benefits of Jing

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Capture images and videos from your computer monitor

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Share your images instantly via web, email, Facebook or blog

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Enhance your fast-paced online conversations

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And a lot more
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This guide gives an introduction to using Jing. A FREE version was used.

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Step 1: Download Software

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Go to www.techsmith.com

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Choose FREE version or Jing Pro

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FREE version for Windows is used in this tutorial

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Click “Download” button

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Select the version applicable to your computer

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After download, this page will appear:

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Just follow the installation instructions

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You may wish to sign-up for Jing newsletter

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Or watch FREE video tutorials to help you get started

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Step 2: Create Your Screencast.com Account

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As first-time user, create your account with Screencast.com

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Screencast.com is a hosting service from TechSmith

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You have 2 GB of storage and 2 GB bandwidth for FREE

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Click “Create new account”. Fill-in the information

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Enter your information and click “Create”

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This Jing image like a sun will appear on screen

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Three options will appear if you move mouse over the sun

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The “Capture” option is the most useful one

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“History” option is where copies of your capture is stored

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“More” option contains many settings you can change

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You can always move or hide the sun if you want

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Step 3: Taking Your Capture

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To make your capture, mouse over the sun and click “Capture”

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This cross-hairs will immediately appear

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Click and drag the cross-hairs to capture portion of your screen

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Screen will darken while moving the crosshairs around the screen

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Decide if you want to capture image

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Or capture a video

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Or record a webcam (for Pro version only)

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Or redo your capture

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You can also cancel your capture by clicking “Cancel” button

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If you capture image, you can add arrows, texts and highlights

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Image tools you can use to annotate your capture

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Use the “Arrow” tool to focus viewer’s attention on something

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“Text” tool lets you make comments, add notes, etc

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“Frame” tool lets you draw box around something noteworthy

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Use the “Highlight” tool to draw box around something noteworthy

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Step 4: Saving, Sharing, Copying, & Cancelling Your Capture

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Decide what you want to do with the image (or video)

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You can save, share, copy and cancel the image (or video)

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To save your image (video), click on “Save” button

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This will appear

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Create file name and decide where to save the file

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And click “Save”

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A confirmation message below will appear on the screen

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You can also share your image (video) via Screencast.com

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To share your capture, simply click “Share via Screencast.com “ button

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This will appear showing your file is being uploaded

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Sharing your capture via Screencast.com gives a link

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The link will look like this:

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A confirmation message is shown on screen

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You have also option to copy your image (video)

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To copy your image (video), click on “Copy” button

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A confirmation message below will appear on your screen

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You can also decide to cancel your image (video)

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Click the “Cancel” button. Your capture will not be saved.

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Step 5: Retrieving, Viewing Your Capture

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All your capture are stored in Jing History

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Mouse over the sun and click “History”

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Mouse over the sun and click “History”

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Your history folder will open showing all stored files

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Both images and videos are stored in history folder

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Click on the image (or video) and these details will appear

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If you right-click on the image (or video), this will appear

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To view the image (or video), click the “View” icon

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To share the image (or video), click the “Share” icon

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To delete the image (or video), click the “Delete” icon

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Step 6: Managing Your Jing Settings & Preferences

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Unlike other programs, Jing is fairly easy to use

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To adjust your settings, mouse over the “sun” and click “More”

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“More” option contains many settings you can change

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This will appear

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You can change your account by clicking “Manage account”

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Your default account is the email address used during registration

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Choose Jing to start automatically when your computer opens or hide it

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You can also customize Jing sharing options

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You can let Jing send captures to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc

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