How to get screenshot of youtube vid?

Profile picture of the author Edward W Smith by Edward W Smith Posted: 07/26/2009
Hi, I want to make a jpeg out of an image in a youtube video. Any suggestions on how to do it. I tried right clicking on the image but didn't get
any good options. Thanks, Ed.
#screenshot #vid #youtube

  • Profile picture of the author kemdev
    kemdev
    This might be the hard way, but...

    Pause the video on the image you want. Hit the PrtScr key on the top right of your keyboard. Go into paint, hit Ctrl+V. Save the image, then crop everything but the image.
  • Profile picture of the author Brian Cook
    Brian Cook
    The above idea works just fine (and is free), but SnagIt
    is fun and easy to use if you have it
  • Profile picture of the author Amanda_Davis
    Amanda_Davis
    Or you can save the video to your hard drive, open it up in something like VLC player and take a screenshot from there.
  • Profile picture of the author scottgallagher
    scottgallagher
    Print Screen is the easiest option IMO. On the other hand, my new Win 7 looks like it has a screen snag feature built in called the snipping tool. It works like snag it, however haven't really played with it yet. I'm guessing Vista has this feature as well.
  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    JonAlfredsson
    Play the video in Full Screen then Pause it to the desired picture. Hit [print Screen]. Save it to your "My pictures".
  • Profile picture of the author Richnana
    Richnana
    This is great information. My grandson is a skateboarder and he performs some amazing feats. he is constantly filming his friends and himself. He has some great footage that he uploads to utube all the time I wanted to get one of his best trick jumps and have it put on a T-shirt. His mom and I have been trying to get this done forever... and look...The Warrior Forum to the rescue. Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author Sam Haenni
    Sam Haenni
    That's why I love my Mac =)

    CMD + SHIFT + 4

    allows you to easily drag and select any portion of your screen without any additional tools
  • Profile picture of the author Sparhawke
    Sparhawke
    I actually prefer Irfanview, it is far superior to paint for cutting and pasting. And it is free.

    By the way, do not save it in .JPG because the quality is crap, use .PNG instead.
  • Profile picture of the author Droopy Dawg
    Droopy Dawg
    Download/install Screenhunter (google it). Pause your youtube video, then open screenhunter, and click/drag a box around your youtube screen, and screenhunter will take a "snapshot" of everything inside that box. It will be copied to your clipboard, and also creates a jpg (or bmp) in a folder that you can specify.
  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    Kevin_Hutto
    Command-Shift-4 if you have a MAC... Snagit if you have a PC...
  • Profile picture of the author mainstreetcm
    mainstreetcm
    If you are using Windows Vista/7 just pause the video where you want to take the photo from and then open up the Snipping Tool.

    Once opened, use the tool to highlight the area you want a screenshot taken from. Hit save and save the image in whatever type you want.
  • Profile picture of the author icun
    icun
    Make it full screen then press "Print Screen" on your keyboard. Open Photoshop (or even MS Paint) and press CTRL V and it will paste your screenshot. That's the simplest way. There are programs that every1 above has mentioned which are more advanced.
  • Profile picture of the author Raimundas M
    Raimundas M
    Actually, you don't need any video editing software. Here's a sneaky little trick to get a screenshot of your video in just 2 seconds:

    Let's say your video url is:

    youtube.com/watch?v=sUmooRyU0Bg

    So your screenshot will be:

    i.ytimg.com/vi/sUmooRyU0Bg/0.jpg

    And here's a smaller version of the screenshot (thumbnail):

    i.ytimg.com/vi/sUmooRyU0Bg/default.jpg


    The only downside of this is that it doesn't show "play" button in the screenshot.


    Hope this helps!
  • Profile picture of the author leeauteprep
    leeauteprep
    Originally Posted by edd666666 View Post
    Hi, I want to make a jpeg out of an image in a youtube video. Any suggestions on how to do it. I tried right clicking on the image but didn't get
    any good options. Thanks, Ed.
    hey Ed, if you're a windows user try using snipping tool and snip it.. or use Ezvid - record the video and stop it and you have either a moving video or make use of ezvid to edit your screen shots and upload it back to YouTube

    you can check or get ezvid free.. just type in google ezvid free screen recorder for windows
  • Profile picture of the author Edlund88
    Edlund88
    I would just use Print Screen and paste into paint
  • Profile picture of the author MaxGalitsyn
    MaxGalitsyn
    I use Fireshot plugin for Firefox. Lot's of features + Free version. You may capture a full screen, just one tab or a selected screen area. Hot keys are also available.
  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    tamalanwar
    PrntScr (Print Screen) as everyone suggestion in windows.

    Cmd + Shit + 4 on Mac

    Snipping tool for windows 7 and later for easy cropping.

    I also suggest this small yet free tool called PhotoScape http://www.photoscape.org/ for easy photo/image edits.

    Hope this all helps.
  • Profile picture of the author bluebrain
    bluebrain
    Take a screenshot with Print Screen key, then paste in Paint and save as jpeg.
  • Profile picture of the author mathewboly
    mathewboly
    Oh, it is really easy to do. just play the video & pause which you want to capture, then press the "Print Screen SysRq" button on your Keyboard. then open any designing software even you can use the MS Paint in Windows. so click on the All programs then accessories then Paint. Here you can Paste ( CTRL+V) .when you pressed the Print screen button everything is captured. so you may need to crop the original image only. so you can use the select tool & cut/ copy the selected Item. now then take a new Page by pressing CTRL+N then paste again. now you can save it now.
  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Tsnyder
    So... all you guys figure he didn't get the right answer 5 years ago?

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