How to Make a Video Screenshot

How to Make a Video Screenshot. If you want to grab a still image of a video you are watching on your computer, you can make a video screenshot using these steps. This method works on any Windows system and lets you paste a video screenshot directly into a graphics editing program.

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Bypass your graphics card. Right click on the desktop and select "Properties." Click on "Settings" and then "Advanced." Click "Troubleshooting" and under "Hardware Acceleration," select "None."

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Queue up your video image. Begin playback of the video you want to capture. Play until you are at the frame you want to grab and then pause the video.

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Press the "Print Screen" key on your keyboard. The image on your screen has now been saved to the clipboard.

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Open a graphics editor. Use MS paint, Photoshop, Paint Shop or whatever program you use to create images. Open a blank document if the program doesn't have a "Paste as New" option.

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Paste the screen capture into a new image. Press "CTRL - V" or choose "Edit > Paste New."

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Crop your image. Use the Crop tool to isolate the video.

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Save your video screenshot.