Jing! Where have you been all my life! This tool should have a permanent place on the task bar of every instructional designer’s desktop or laptop. As a new instructional designer, one of the first goals I had was to create content pages within courses where the information is presented in bite-sized chunks. One way to do this is to wrap text around pictures, or include images on the content page with small amounts of text. Anytime I need to capture a picture of an image I want to use for a course, I simply click on “the sun” icon that rests in the upper right corner of my laptop, select the plus sign in the sun’s ray, frame the image, and click the capture icon. Jing is a quick software download that will save you time as you design.
What are your favorite screen capture tools? Please share them in the comments area.