Jing: what the experts are saying

In her review of Jing, CNET Editor Jessica Dolcourt gives a brief overview of the screen capture application, and discusses some of its advantages and disadvantages.

Dolcourt calls Jing, “…a solid application and capture distribution system with a premium component”. (2011). She goes on to state that “Jing’s attractive application takes a sound, simple approach to capturing”. She explains the process of installing and using Jing, including the downloading of other components necessary to run the program.

Dolcourt discusses the advantages of Jing, such as sharing ease and user-friendly elements such as the yellow sun icon that indicates the starting point and the crosshairs that one moves to capture the screen image one wants to share.

She then mentions one disadvantage, which is the requirement of Microsoft.net, which one must take time to install if it does not exist on the computer of choice. Indeed, I had to first determine whether or not I need to take this step, then download and install the framework before being able to run Jing and Screencast. The process was quite user-friendly, however, and I was able to do it right the first time!

The following video is more of a how-to than a critique, but Dolcourt does give a partial review of Jing.

Jing review video 

Dolcourt, J. (2009, June 8). Jing: CNET editors’ review. Retrieved from: http://download.cnet.com/Jing/3000-13633_4-10744274.html 

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