We have written about various free software to create videos & movies from computer screens. These software also allow you to take snapshots of screens & share them over the internet.
They include MSN Webcam Recorder, AVI Screen Capture, Virtual Dub, Screen Hunter, Snap N Drag for Apple & a lot more.
Jing is a new software from Camtasia Studios that lets you take a picture of your desktop, record & save videos of online actions & share them on email, instant messengers & on the web.
With this free software you can record all & any activities on the computer screen as AVI video or image files.
Recording screen actions is termed as screen casting.And with the free AVIScreen Screen Casting software, you can even record movies running on your computer screen.
Although there would be degradation of quality when movies are being recorded, recording normal screen actions are usually of decent quality.