Jing Blur Tool

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I am not sure if this was posted before. But we need a blur tool in Jing. The easiest way to do this would be to modify the highlighter colors, either to solid white, or black, or have a blur out option in there for an item on your capture you don't want others to see.
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Unicus

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Paul Hastings

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Actually, that sounds like a great idea.
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Dominik Lukes

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I need this all the time and I use the rectangle drawing feature. But a dedicated blur button would be so much better. No 1 missing feature in Jing for me at the mo.
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Unicus

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Agree, a blur tool would make the captures look more professional.
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David M. Converse

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Have you considered using Snagit instead of Jing, since you need a feature that is in Snagit but not Jing?
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Unicus

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I use Snagit 10 the odd time, but mostly Jing Pro, as I do videos quite often, just find Jing Pro more desirable. I think Jing Pro is one of the best programs I have ever owned. The blur tool for Jing is a must, it looks cheap creating a box to hide personal stuff.
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What if we called it a redaction tool? Maybe it would be just an opaque highlighter as Unicus mentions?

I can't promise or assume anything, but blur seems like a very Snagit-like feature and it brings in questions about how blurry? Does the user get to determine the blurriness? I can see how the text tool, while effectively blocking out content, looks a little off.
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Redaction works, I am not concerned what it's called, just as long as we can block out information, that looks more professional than drawing a text box over-top of the stuff you want hidden.

Right now with Jing, thats the only option, is to draw a box or text box over what you want hidden. We need something that does a better job and looks professional.

If we had a solid highlighter, say white or black, or both, that would work just fine. If you wanted to make a blur tool, I would have it blurred out at least 80%. So a solid color may work out better to block sensitive information. But saying that, if we blurred it, then people would know that we are blocking info we did not want seen by others. So either one works, high blur or solid color.

Thanks for your reply Mike.
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I agree as well, I bought and use JingPro for business, and when sending business oriented screenshots, there's a lot of info that you'd want to hide.
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I would love love LOVE to see blur added. Jing is 99% of the way to perfect. Blur is all I need before I can justify buying the pro version.

And to add my two cents, I too think blur looks lots more professional than redaction does because it is far less alarming to the viewer.
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Kirsty Wilson

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I use Jing on almost a daily basis and disappointed to find just when I need a blur tool, there isn't one! The highlight option with the darkest colour doesn't cut it!
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I have to guess, since this hasn't been added, that you would need to consider purchasing Snagit. It has so many more features than Jing, I think it is well worth it. I have used both over the years and rely on Snagit far more because of its ease of use and better quality add-in graphics.
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Unicus

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I use Jing for screen captures and Snagit for video, CS for more complex stuff. Jing is much faster for capturing than Snagit is. I don't like Snagit.
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Just use a text box containing the work redacted .... best I can do for now: http://screencast.com/t/goxXTxIF
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+1, I've been using a black box for several years, and think it looks pretty unprofessional.  Would LOVE a blur tool.

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