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Old 09-06-03, 01:48 PM
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I noticed in another thread what great quality some of the DVD stills that some of you are getting. I just wanted to know what program you used to get those stills. Thanks in advance.

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Old 09-06-03, 02:00 PM
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Pressing alt+printscreen with a DVD playing should copy to the clipbaord and then you can paste that into paint, photoshop, paintshop pro or whatver graphics app you like and save it however you want.
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Old 09-06-03, 02:06 PM
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Or Power dvd has a screen capture button.
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Old 09-06-03, 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by ScottyWH
Pressing alt+printscreen with a DVD playing should copy to the clipbaord and then you can paste that into paint, photoshop, paintshop pro or whatver graphics app you like and save it however you want.
How do you capture something playing, say, inside Windows Media Player?

I just use PowerDVD for my captures.
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Old 09-06-03, 04:44 PM
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ditto.
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Old 09-06-03, 05:36 PM
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one question, when you capture with PowerDVD, is the picture saves in the correct aspect ratio? or do you guys have to fix it after capturing it.
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Old 09-06-03, 06:15 PM
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I use Power DVd also. To answer eiker_jr, you can set the screen capture tool to save the picture as it is displayed on the monitor or it's actual dimensions.

The problem with using alt+printscreen and then pasting is that usually the picture goes blank once the media you are using is turned off. At least in my experiences.

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Old 09-06-03, 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by Samuel
The problem with using alt+printscreen and then pasting is that usually the picture goes blank once the media you are using is turned off. At least in my experiences.
Yes, you're not actually capturing the media, it's just the media is overlayed in the same position, so it looks like you have. DirectX grabs are a bugger to get.

PowerDVD here too and I set it to output the image as displayed on screen, so I don't have to compensate for the anamorphic 'squeeze' in Photoshop afterwards. Oh, I also set the colour profile to 'Original'
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Old 09-06-03, 09:41 PM
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Is there any reason you guys are talking about ALT+PrintScrn? Unless I'm mistaken, I don't think you need to press ALT.

Anyway, I, too, use PowerDVD for my captures.
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Old 09-06-03, 10:28 PM
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Originally posted by futbol
Is there any reason you guys are talking about ALT+PrintScrn? Unless I'm mistaken, I don't think you need to press ALT.

Anyway, I, too, use PowerDVD for my captures.
Alt+PrtScr will capture the active window.

If you use PowerDVD it is not needed.
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Old 09-06-03, 10:47 PM
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I use a program that came with my video card (ATI 9700 Radeon Pro). It has a screen capture button.

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Old 09-07-03, 12:06 AM
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Well hrmmm... guess u guys are right.. never tried alt+printscreen (or just printscreen by itself for that matter...) with a DVD till now... guess that *doesn't* work on them... use Power DVD... lol sry
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Old 09-07-03, 12:26 AM
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I have Power DVD, where is the screen capture button?
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Old 09-07-03, 01:27 AM
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I was running PowerDVD 4.0. Just upgraded to 5.0 and found the screen capture button.
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