Is there a way to TAKE A PICTURE of a movie playing and save is it?

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  1. sportsfan1234 macrumors member

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    Is there a way to take a picture/screen shot of a movie that is a playing and save it as a jpg o another piciture file with MBP?
     
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  3. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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    It made a "snap" sound. Like it took the picture. But how do i save it now ? No window popped up or anything...
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Saves it to the desktop by default. Also if you do command + shift + 4 instead you get a tool to choose which part you want to crop out. Give it a try!:apple:
     
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    If you use VLC, there's a built-in keyboard shortcut for it as well: Cmd+Alt+S
     
  6. sportsfan1234 thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't get it to work for some reason. I found the picture on my desktop. But it isn't the picture of the movie. The first time it took a picture of my desktop as a whole. When I did it a few more times it took pictures of something resembling a gray/white checkerboard. I also did command+shift+4 and cropped it out but still didn't get the picture from the movie. what am i doing wrong?
     
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    Have you tried VLC (VLC > Video >> Snapshot - Option/Alt+Cmd+S) or Movist (Movist > Movie >> Save Current Image - Cmd+I) yet?

    Or you could try Cmd+Shift+4 and then press the Spacebar and click on the window with the video. The file on the desktop should be named like this:
    "Screen shot 2011-01-10 at 11.40.33 PM.png".

    Also: http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X
     
  8. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    I've never screenshot a movie on my Mac but when I did it on my windows computer often times it wouldnt register...I'm not sure if its a security thing or a video card thing or just the fact that they dont want you do it. I've done it with youtube videos though.
     
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