Jing is a screencasting computer program launched in 2007 as Jing Project by the TechSmith Corporation. The software takes a picture or video of the user’s computer screen and uploads it to the Web, FTP, computer or clipboard. If uploaded to the web, the program automatically creates a URL to the image that can be shared with others. Jing is compatible with Macintosh and Microsoft Windows. Users must sign up for an account before using the software.
Its simple format and the ability to quickly upload screencasts have made Jing useful for virtual reference in libraries