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Screenshots Made Easy

April 23rd, 2009


Windows / Mac:   Jing is easy to use. Capture whatever is on your screen and save, or share with friends in a few clicks.  Not only does Jing capture still images, but videos too.   I encourage you to try this free tool… you’ll love it.

Jing creates a link you can include in an email so you don’t have to “send a large file”.  You just use the link they give you.  Smart.

Watch the demo: start video

Getting Started…

  1. Download and install Jing, free at jingproject.com
  2. Register with your email, and use the yellow orb at the the top of your screen to start taking shots

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3 Ways to Take Screenshots

July 31st, 2008

A picture is worth a thousand words, they say.  Often there are times we need to share a picture, or screenshot, of our desktop computer.  Maybe it’s to show a friend something, for print material, or to show your IT support (*hint*) what error message you’re getting.

1.  Windows Vista,  my second favorite method,  easiest method,  free:
Windows Vista has a “snip” tool that really makes it dead simple.  Click Start, type “snip” and hit enter.

Snip Tool

2.  All versions of Windows, third favorite, easy, free:  (what *most* will use)

Simply press the PrntScrn button at the top right of your keyboard.  Open your favorite image editor, click on the Edit menu and click Paste, to get your photo.  Or, create a new email message, Edit, Paste.

3.  Professional, but not free, my favorite

SnagIt is a professional application that allows you to crop, resize, highlight, draw arrows and much more right within its program.  You can download a free trial, or watch a video tutorial at http://www.techsmith.com/screen-capture.asp

For your Mac: http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X