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How to take a screenshot from an uncooperative service
« on: May 05, 2020, 11:55:16 AM »
A number of streaming services don't allow taking screenshots from within the VideoSkip extension. In this case, you want to take it from the operating system, and then load it back into VideoSkip. here's the process:

1. Stop playback and attempt the screenshot by clicking the "Take screenshot" button.
2. If the service allows it, you're done, but if it doesn't a new button will appear instead, labeled "Load screenshot." This is to load an image that you have taken outside VideoSkip. Leave the time alone.
3. Take the screenshot with the method built into the operating system, or a third-party app. In Windows, you use the built-in "snipping tool" program; in MacOS, do this key sequence: command-shift-5. Save the screenshot locally.
4. Click the "Load screenshot" button on VideoSkip and navigate to where you saved the image. If successful, the screenshot will appear on the lower right of the VideoSkip window. The time was acquired in step 1.

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Re: How to take a screenshot from an uncooperative service
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2020, 03:33:51 PM »
A Windows user reports this other method:

When I am ready to take the screenshot...
ctr+shft I
ctr+shft P
click on "capture full size screenshot"
That's it.

However, the screenshot is often of the wrong size and needs shaping:
Open the newly taken screenshot from downloads.
Click on the formatting icon
Choose: landscape
Choose: 7.5 ratio
Save (not necessary as a copy)