Share to

The output button is already set up when you install Jing, and it's probably the most convenient way to share a capture with other people.

How does sharing to work and why would you want to use it?

Once you take a capture and click the Share via button, your content is uploaded to your account on and in a matter of seconds you receive a link to your capture. The link is copied to your clipboard, which you then paste into an email, instant message, chat room, message board, Twitter--any place you want to show somebody something.

People that click the link see what you captured.

The beauty of sharing content with others by using a link is that your content is hosted (privately--more on that later) so there is no exchange of messy large file attachments and you don't have to worry that the viewer will have trouble seeing what you sent them.

A few key points before explaining more about how you can leverage

  • Your content on is private. It's not like anyone on Google (or wherever) can search and find it. Only the people that have your unique link can see it.
  • You can learn more about and Jing here.

How to manage and create additional folders on

When you send content to, by default it goes into a Jing folder which is "hidden." Hidden folders are special in that the only way viewers can see a particular image or video is if they have the link to it. Viewers cannot see other content in your folder.

But what if you wanted viewers to be able to see all your content in a public folder? What if you wanted to keep your work Jings separate from your personal ones?

You can create numerous folders, set privacy levels, and then make additional buttons in Jing to direct certain content to certain folders. Note: You must be online to create a new folder.

To create a folder and associated button in Jing:

  1. Click More > Preferences.
    Image of More button
  2. Click Customize Jing Buttons.
  3. Make sure the output is selected.
    Image of output tab
  4. Enter a logical name in the Button description field. This description appears as the tooltip for your button and will help you tell your buttons apart. A good description might be My Work Jings.

     Image of logical button description

  5. Your default account is used by default. If you would like to use a different account, click the Change button.
  6. Choose URL or Embed Code from the Clipboard Contents dropdown menu.
  7. Since you want your work Jings separate from the default Jing folder, you need to make a new folder on Click the Folder dropdown menu and select Edit folders... You are directed to your account on
    Image of folder dropdown
  8. Click the Create Folder button.
     create folder on
  9. Title the folder. In this example, I might call it My Work Jings.
  10. Select the Privacy level. If in doubt, we recommend Hidden. Click Save. Learn more about Folder Privacy Levels.
  11. Click Done. There! You have a new folder on Now we just have to tell Jing to make use of it.
  12. Return to Jing and refresh your folder list. Click the Folder dropdown menu and your new folder should appear in the list. Select your new folder.
    Image of refresh folder button
  13. Choose whether or not to allow commenting. Allowing comments means when people view your content they can add a comment below your image or video. You can also be notified via email when people comment. The notification is emailed to the address associated with your account. (The email you used to get Jing.)
    Image of comment options
  14. Click Save and close the Custom Jing Buttons dialog box. Now you can make a capture and try out your new button!
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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 Share I Video/Written
009 - The Copy Button Share I Video/Written
010 - The Save Button Share I Video/Writen
011 - Embed Jing Content Using Share II Video/Written
012 - Edit Jing Images in Snagit Share: Edit II Video/Written
013 - Edit Jing Videos in Camtasia Studio Share: Edit II Video/Written
014 - Jing Capture History Manage I Video/Written
015 - What is FAQ I Written
016 - Your Account Manage: Account I Written
017 - Quit or Restart Jing FAQ I Written
018 - Audio FAQ FAQ I Written
019 - Things You’ll Want to Know FAQ I Written
020 - Frequently Asked Questions FAQ I Written
021 - Preferences and Settings Settings and Options I Written
022 - Customize Jing Buttons Settings and Options I Video/Written
023 - Jing Startup and “Sun” Options Settings and Options I Video/Written
024 - Use Jing with a Proxy Server (Windows Only) Settings and Options III Written
025 - Understanding Video Formats: SWF & MPEG-4 Reference II Written