Taking a sceen from a web page and using as a desktop


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southwalker

There is a web page that has a beautiful movie and I would like to
take a snapshot of a sceen in the movie and use it as a desktop.
The movie is running in Flash Player 11.2

Can that be done?
 
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Ed Cryer

There is a web page that has a beautiful movie and I would like to
take a snapshot of a sceen in the movie and use it as a desktop.
The movie is running in Flash Player 11.2

Can that be done?
Sure! There are many free utilities that can do a frame save. But you
don't need one because you have Snipping Tool under Accessories.
Run the video, halt at the place you want, save with Snipping Tool.

Ed
 
P

Paul

Ed said:
Sure! There are many free utilities that can do a frame save. But you
don't need one because you have Snipping Tool under Accessories.
Run the video, halt at the place you want, save with Snipping Tool.

Ed
And the developer here, thinks the Snipping Tool is quite potent,
in the sense that it cannot be stopped from capturing a frame from
a Flash movie. Initially, I was concerned that it wouldn't capture
Flash, but the OP in this thread seems to think it can.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6454814/disable-detect-windows-7-snipping-tool

I wonder if that includes all the various means of protecting Flash ?
There is at least one plugin, used for DRM reasons, which I thought
could be used to control Flash capture.

I guess we'll see, when the OP tests it.

One problem with extracting a single frame from a video, is
"motion blur". If the scene in the movie is static for a second,
the result shouldn't look that bad.

Paul
 
G

G. Morgan

There is a web page that has a beautiful movie and I would like to
take a snapshot of a sceen in the movie and use it as a desktop.
The movie is running in Flash Player 11.2

Can that be done?
Press the "PrtSc" key at the exact moment, then open "paint" and
paste (ctrl + v). Crop, edit, save.
 
E

Ed Cryer

Paul said:
And the developer here, thinks the Snipping Tool is quite potent, in
the sense that it cannot be stopped from capturing a frame from a
Flash movie. Initially, I was concerned that it wouldn't capture
Flash, but the OP in this thread seems to think it can.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6454814/disable-detect-windows-7-snipping-tool

I wonder if that includes all the various means of protecting Flash
? There is at least one plugin, used for DRM reasons, which I
thought could be used to control Flash capture.

I guess we'll see, when the OP tests it.

One problem with extracting a single frame from a video, is "motion
blur". If the scene in the movie is static for a second, the result
shouldn't look that bad.

Paul
I've just tried it out using a random youtube video.
I got it playing, chose full-screen size, stopped it,
snipped to desktop.
Then I opened it with irfanview (freeware) and that has the option to
set as wallpaper. But I edited it first with Irfanview because I'd
chosen full-screen snip and that contains taskbar.

Ed
 
C

choro

Press the "PrtSc" key at the exact moment, then open "paint" and
paste (ctrl + v). Crop, edit, save.
Your response doesn't count!!! It is too simple. You have to make it
more complicated. Then you'll earn your keep! You should advise people
to install Photoshop and then offer them a 3 year course to learn how to
use it.
-- choro

PS. I prefer to use the freebie Irfan View which is far superior to Paint.
 
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Ken Blake

PS. I prefer to use the freebie Irfan View which is far superior to Paint.

Just about any alternative is far superior to Paint. Paint has always
been terrible and remains so.
 
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Stan Brown

There is a web page that has a beautiful movie and I would like to
take a snapshot of a sceen in the movie and use it as a desktop.
The movie is running in Flash Player 11.2

Can that be done?
I don't see why not. PrtSc should capture the current screen image.

Can you pause the movie in Flash?
 
S

Stan Brown

Just about any alternative is far superior to Paint. Paint has always
been terrible and remains so.
Irfanview is fantastic and free. It can do editing up to and
including one-key color, brightness, and contrast correction. It can
control a scanner for single images or multiple-image TIFFs, and can
save in many, many formats. It's also quite fast.

http://www.irfanview.com/
 
K

Ken Blake

Irfanview is fantastic and free. It can do editing up to and
including one-key color, brightness, and contrast correction. It can
control a scanner for single images or multiple-image TIFFs, and can
save in many, many formats. It's also quite fast.

Yes, thanks. I use it and I know that.
 
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...winston

"Stan Brown" wrote in message
Irfanview is fantastic and free. It can do editing up to and
including one-key color, brightness, and contrast correction. It can
control a scanner for single images or multiple-image TIFFs, and can
save in many, many formats. It's also quite fast.

http://www.irfanview.com/
[/QUOTE]

The default install also comes with a 'Paint' plug-in
Irfanview Menu/Edit/Show Paint Dialog
or
F12
 
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Ed Cryer

Stan said:
I don't see why not. PrtSc should capture the current screen image.

Can you pause the movie in Flash?
I've just done that with FLV Player and Avidemux.
As to online playing in youtube, I think they all have the pause button
bottom left.

Ed
 
G

G. Morgan

Ken said:
Just about any alternative is far superior to Paint. Paint has always
been terrible and remains so.
I was trying to keep it simple, I almost linked to "paint.net".
 
G

G. Morgan

choro said:
Your response doesn't count!!! It is too simple. You have to make it
more complicated. Then you'll earn your keep! You should advise people
to install Photoshop and then offer them a 3 year course to learn how to
use it.
Damn!

PS. I prefer to use the freebie Irfan View which is far superior to Paint.
I use Paint.net.
 
S

southwalker

On Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:33:14 -0500, (e-mail address removed) wrote:

Thanks for all the responses. And now I have Irfan View.
 
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