TechSmith Corporation is a software company developing screencasting tools, including screen capture, recording and editing software, for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS such as Camtasia and Snagit. The company provides software for office professionals worldwide through corporations, educational institutions, government agencies and small businesses. The company was founded in Okemos, Michigan in 1987 by William Hamilton In 1990 they created Snagit, their most popular and best-selling product.
From their main corporate offices within Okemos, Michigan, and Tokyo, Japan; they run and operate all products includingSnagit, Camtasia, Jing, Screencast.com, Camtasia Relay, Morae and, most recently, Coach's EyeTechSmith made video instruction tools for ordinary people like Camtasia Studio for video creation and editing. Many of their products are seen as education-based tools used to teach or instruct others with video and screen recording, voice instruction and on-screen drawing and effects editing capabilities. Jing allows the user to record video, capture images, edit, and send to various websites or e-mail. Possible uses for Jing include sharing a screen snapshot, narrating vacation photos, capturing a computer bug in action, and in the case of a teacher, showing students how to do a task and commenting verbally on a students homework. Jing's interface is a sun-shaped icon with three spires that hides on the edge of the computer screen. The spires include the capture icon, the capture history and the additional options. The main goal of this product is to share images and short videos with people quickly while IM chatting or emailing. Jing is free and contains a watermark on its images.
Screencast.com is TechSmith's private video and image hosting site. A person can store their content on the servers for personal or commercial usage at no charge. After installing most TechSmith software, the user will be prompted to set up a Screencast.com account. The free site offers control over privacy levels, links for content URL's and embed code, content view numbers and allows other users to comment on videos among other features Screencast.com is not only used for uploading content created by TechSmith's products. Photos and videos from other sources can also be sent to Screencast.com for hosting, embedding and sharing.
Screencast.com also has a paid premium version that offers more bandwidth than the free 2 GB of storage space and 2 GB of bandwidth
Snagit is a screen capture and editing tool, similar to the print screen feature, that captures animation, graphics and text in the form of images as well as video. The software also allows the user to enhance their images with special effects and multimedia features Snagit allows the user to grab the entire desktop, a region, a window, or a scrolling window. Features include the ability to combine images, blur and magnifying effects, arrows, callouts, torn edges, etc. In terms of sharing, the final capture can be saved in various formats, a URL or embed code can be produced, or add to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, MindManager or Microsoft OneNote directly from the product interface. Images you capture are automatically saved to the Snagit Library in order to locate past captures.