Jing is a great piece of free software from the guys at TechSmith and is a definite alternative to the standard Windows snipping tool. Jing is especially handy for those of us into social networking as video captured using the software can be easily shared on your twitter or Facebook account. Other great features include
* easily adding notes to your captured images
* share images instantly with flickr
* add narration to your video (microphone required)
* easily embed captured video into your blog
Unfortunately Jing video capture is limited to 5 minute chunks but its sibling software Snagit will allow you to grab those longer video tutorials.
But as free image and video capture software it’s hard to look past Jing. It runs on Windows XP, Vista and 7 plus there’s a Mac OS X version available running on 10.5.8 or later.
Visit TechSmith’s Jing download page to give this great piece of image capture software a trail run.