Jing is one of the most helpful (and free) tools I've found this year. If you need to share screenshots or a short video with customers, friends, or other businesses, Jing will help you do just that.
Jing was created by TechSmith — the company that also created Camtasia – and the software helps you create quick videos and snapshots of what you see on your computer screen. You can then save and share these as attachments in an email, or you can upload images and videos online instantly (through Screencast.com) and share the links with others. Jing also allows you to highlight areas of the image if you need to emphasize something to someone, as shown in the example below.
The software is easy to download and use, and TechSmith offers a number of tutorials to help you get started. Essentially, you click and drag a box around the area of your screen that you want to show in your pictures or video, and then you can capture the image or start recording (and adding narration for video if you want).
Have you used Jing? Leave your comments below!