Screenshot software – Jing Alternative

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I have been a longtime user of Jing from Techsmith. Until recently this was my go-to software for screen captures or video. I have watched people be amazed when I just take a screen capture circle an area make a comment and upload to screenshare.

Recently, I have noticed that Jing has become a bit slower and somewhat of a memory hog. When I restaged my current development box I was unable to add this from work (blocked) and attempted to use the built-in sniping tool in windows.

Snipping tool

. Though it allows me to highlight and circle the colors it did not have close to the features of Jing. This left me looking for an alternative. Jing had 3 great features for me. 1st It allowed the use of hotkeys (any keys you wanted). 2nd – It took screen captures or video. 3rd – you could get menu options or website dropdown navigation screenshots.

I next tried shotty . This was a nifty tool but seemed too difficult to just use. I was never successful with the hotkeys.

I am not using greenshot. It is super easy to use and is kind of fun. It has a hotkey of the print button on most PC’s. To get video I have switched to camstudio . It takes great screen videos. It allows you to select a region on the screen and take a video. What a great tool. Download and give it a try

Overall it took 2 tools to replace Jing.

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