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I really didn't know where to ask this, but I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of computer program or device can be used to capture images from the films. I see a lot of great photos here and I was curious if there was a method to obtain specific images and to upload them on the site. Thanks —Unsigned comment by18.104.22.168 (talk • contribs).
If I recall, somewhere in the options of PowerDVD you can disable overlays. Afterward you can simply pause the DVD at the desired scene and hit Alt and Print Screen. Then open up MSPaint and hit Ctrl-V. Viola! You have a screen capture. That's usually the way I do it, no program needed. Disabling overlays in Media Player or VLC (or whatever player you use) and taking screenshots works as well. Trak NarRamble on 08:19, September 17, 2009 (UTC)
Or, if you're on a Mac, Command+Shift+4 lets you capture specific parts of the screen. —Milo Fett[Comlink] 17:15, September 17, 2009 (UTC)
Can you explain how do you do it in Media player please? Grand Master Luke 11:26, October 4, 2009 (UTC)
I'm assuming that you're talking about the Windows Media Player. I've never used the Media Player, but I'm guessing that there's a pause option. Click Pause, an then follow what I'm about to say. There's a special button on your keyboard (assuming you're using the standard QWERTY keyboard) called button PrintScreen. Clicking that button will create a BMP file. Open up the Pictures folder (or whichever folder you store images) and paste your screenshot there (Ctrl+V). Go to your local file / image editor (the GIMP or Photoshop), and open the image. Go to File, scroll down to and press Save As…. Once the Save As… window open open, click on the File extensions drop-down menu, and chose to save the BMP in the PNG file format. That should convent the BMP file into a PNG file (usually low-quality) that can be uploaded onto Wookieepedia. --Michaeldsuarez(Talk) (Deeds) 16:50, October 4, 2009 (UTC)
A tweak to the above method is that instead of PrintScreen, if you're on Vista, you can use the "Snipping Tool" which does the same job except you can capture only the portion you want and it can save it in PNG format. Nayayentalk 17:09, October 4, 2009 (UTC)
I've never gotten PrintScreen to work on Windows Media Player; I think there's some sort of protection against doing that. —Milo Fett[Comlink] 14:15, October 5, 2009 (UTC)