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Old 08-12-2006, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way I can print screen an avi? There's a particular frame from an episode of Family Guy that I would like to turn into a sig(Gary the no Trash Cougar if you must know :P ), is there any way I can do this?
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could play the avi on media player then pause, then print screen and paste to photoshop for editing.
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's the thing. It won't let me do that. Try it for yourself and you'll see what I mean
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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lol trust me ive done this many times and the video will go away once you close out the video what i do is import it to windows movie maker and then put it on the timeline and get to the scene i want then there is a print screen button on the right where the video is being played that you can take a snapshot with.

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Old 08-12-2006, 06:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I also found a way. Copy the .avi file into its own empty folder, then using adobe imageready (it comes with photoshop 6.0) Do the following:

File-import-import folder as frames-(then browse to where the folder is and click on the folder and click open)

then it gives you three choices: import whole video, import selected parts, or import every (so many) frames. Do the second one and import the frames you want. DON'T import the whole movie, because it took about two minutes to import a 20 second avi file.
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like jcortes's way more, plus you might not have imageread or photoshop.
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"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

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Old 08-12-2006, 06:49 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I have Photoshop and Imageready CS2, so I'll try both. Thanks for the help guys!
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