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I am trying to take a screenshot of a YouTube video in fullscreen.

When I pause the video and wait a moment, only the bottom UI bar (play/pause/seek) disappears. The top UI bar (Like/Share/More Info) stays there.

So when I press PrintScreen on the keyboard, the screenshot is polluted by this top UI bar. Is there any way to remove it while the video is on pause?

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Why not just put a black box over the UI bar in the saved screen shot image? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 7 '12 at 21:06
@techie007 I wanted to find a way to get the screenshot without losing part of the image... – SemMike Sep 8 '12 at 14:02

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How about not pausing and hitting PrtScn when the timing is right. If that is not an option Windows 7 has a tool called Snipping Tool that will let you chop off the top UI bar, of course at the cost of losing that much video area.

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Thanks but it destroys part of the image, I could just discard that part with Paint but the point was to get the whole image... – SemMike Sep 8 '12 at 14:03
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The only way I could find was simply to download the video from Youtube, play it in any media player and take a screenshot from there (either with the media player's screenshot option, or PrtScn on the keyboard).

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You have 3 options:

  1. Download the whole video and use your media player to take screenshot.
  2. Press printscreen button and paste the photo from clipboard to your photo editing software (paint for example) and then save it.
  3. If you want to use Youtube generated screenshots, you can use or similar site
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