Where is the Jing Capture That I Sent To My Clipboard?

You may have captured an image or video, clicked an output button, and wondered, "Where in the world did my file just go?"

Maybe you have seen a message like this, but found the message confusing.

share successful dialog 

What's happening is that Jing is copying a URL (hyperlink), file path, or other content to your clipboard.

But what's the clipboard?

The clipboard is a little tough to explain because it's a computer metaphor that you can't see or touch, but you've likely used it without knowing it. Consider a word-processing document. You want to move some text around so you highlight a sentence then click Edit > Cut and move the cursor to where you want the text to be placed. Then you click Edit > Paste. Almost magically, the text that was gone reappears. Where was the text while in between the cut and the paste? It was on your clipboard--a little place in your computer that remembers one thing for easy retrieval.

Jing uses the clipboard too. When you copy an image to your clipboard or share content to Screencast.com, Jing stores (remembers) the image, URL (hyperlink), or other content on your clipboard. It's kind of like Jing automatically does that first step--the copy part--for you. Then all you have to do is paste the content in any supported location.

Here are a couple of examples:

  • I capture an image and click the Copy button. At this point Jing copies the image to the clipboard and considers its work done. I switch over to my PowerPoint presentation and paste it in using Edit > Paste in PowerPoint's menu.
  • I record a quick video and click the Screencast.com button. Jing uploads the video to my Screencast.com account and once it's privately hosted on my Screencast.com account (on the Internet), Jing gets a URL (hyperlink) with the location of my video. Jing then copies the URL onto my clipboard. I paste the URL from my clipboard into an email I am going to send to many of my friends.


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 - Embed Jing Content Using Screencast.com 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 Screencast.com? FAQ I Written
016 - Your Screencast.com 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