Capture an Image

Jing can capture and share images from your computer screen. You can annotate the images with text, arrows and more to draw your viewer's attention and make your point clear.

Once you select your entire desktop, window or area to capture, click the Image button.

 capture image button

 You can annotate the image in the Jing Preview Window several ways:

  • Use the Arrow tool to focus the viewer's attention on something.
  • Use the Text tool to write a comment, note, or ask a question.
  • Use the Frame tool to draw a box around something noteworthy.
  • Use the Highlight tool to draw attention to something.

image editing interface
 

Click the Undo button or use Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z on Mac) to undo mistakes you may have made. Click the Redo button or Ctrl + Y (Cmd + Shift + Z on Mac) to redo annotation you may have undone.

Once your image is ready, you can name the image file. The default date/time stamp works fine, but if this is an image you might need to find later, we suggest giving it a logical name.

A few last tips:

  • You cannot annotate videos, so these tools will not appear in the Video Preview Window.
  • Try experimenting with the font type, color and size. Pick a combination that suits you!
  • Once you annotate an image and copy, save, or share it, you can no longer go back and undo the annotations.
  • Annotations are layered on the image in the order drawn. If you are making a text box and an arrow pointing out something to the viewer, it can look a little better if the arrow is drawn first so it's under the text box. You can always move it later.

OK, so you've captured an area, maybe made some annotations, perhaps named the file. Now it's time to copy, save or share the image.

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Title Category Level Format
000 - Take Your First Capture Getting Started I Video/Written
001 - Interactive “Hands-on” Jing Tutorial: Mac OS X Getting Started I Simulation
002 - Interactive “Hands-on” Jing Tutorial: Windows Getting Started I Simulation
003 - Where is the Jing Capture That I Sent To My Clipboard? Getting Started I Written
004 - Capture Hotkey Capture I Video/Written
005 - Select an Area to Capture Capture I Video/Written
006 - Capture an Image Capture I Video/Written
007 - Capture a Video Capture I Video/Written
008 - Share to Screencast.com Share I Video/Written
009 - The Copy Button Share I Video/Written
010 - The Save Button Share I Video/Writen
011 - The Twitter Button Share I Video/Written
012 - The Facebook Button Share II Video/Written
013 - The Flickr Button Share II Video/Written
014 - Embed Jing Content Using Screencast.com Share II Video/Written
015 - The FTP Button Share III Video/Written
016 - Edit Jing Images in Snagit Share: Edit II Video/Written
017 - Edit Jing Videos in Camtasia Studio Share: Edit II Video/Written
018 - Jing Capture History Manage I Video/Written
019 - What is Screencast.com? FAQ I Written
020 - Your Screencast.com Account Manage: Account I Written
021 - Quit or Restart Jing FAQ I Written
022 - Audio FAQ FAQ I Written
023 - Things You’ll Want to Know FAQ I Written
024 - Frequently Asked Questions FAQ I Written
025 - Preferences and Settings Settings and Options I Written
026 - Customize Jing Buttons Settings and Options I Video/Written
027 - Jing Startup and “Sun” Options Settings and Options I Video/Written
028 - Use Jing with a Proxy Server (Windows Only) Settings and Options III Written
029 - Understanding Video Formats: SWF & MPEG-4 Reference II Written
030 - FTP Custom Code (Advanced Topic) Reference III Written