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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Capture and Extract still images from video

1) Windows Movie Maker
Windows Movie Maker is a video creating/editing software application, included in Microsoft Windows Me, XP, and Vista.

a). In the Contents pane or on the storyboard/timeline, select the video clip you want to take a picture from.
b). Do one of the following:
* On the monitor, move the playback indicator on the seek bar to the frame of the video that you want to capture as a picture.

* On the Play menu, click Play Storyboard or Play Timeline, depending on the view you are working in, and then pause playback at the frame of video you want to capture as a picture.
c). On the Tools menu, click Take Picture from Preview.


On the monitor, click the Take Picture button.
d). In the File name box, enter a name for the picture file, and then click Save.
Note:The original source picture file is captured at the original display size of the video.

2) Capture a still image from a Media Player video in Windows 7

Type without using the keyboard (On-Screen Keyboard):
Open On-Screen Keyboard by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking Ease of Access, and then clicking On-Screen Keyboard.

On-Screen Keyboard lets you type and interact with your computer using an alternative input device like a switch, rather than the physical keyboard. On-Screen Keyboard displays a visual keyboard with all of the standard keys. You can select keys using the mouse or another pointing device, a small groups of keys, or just one key, depending on how you set up On-Screen Keyboard.

Set the keyboard mode to 'Hover', mouse over the CTRL and ALT keys to arm them, wait till you reach the point in the video you want to capture and quickly move the 'Print Scrn' key.

3) ImageGrab(freeware) for all windows
Download (2.25 Mb)
Install the filters Haali Media Splitter and FFdshow

To install automatically ffdshow, download the special installation version here.

To install automatically Haali Media Splitter, download the special installation version here.

Installation of filters with ImageGrab

ImageGrab Homepage

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Safwan Ahmad said...

Imagegrab is a great software but i am a poorman starting a website to use on which will require a licence :(

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