How to capture a screenshot from a YouTube video

Memes have become very popular among teenagers as well as adults. If you look at the memes, you would be able to see that every popular meme had been created from a freeze-frame. Several times when you are watching any YouTube video, you would have thought about posting the image of that mind-blowing scene on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. But, there is no easy option provided by YouTube to capture and download a still image from the ongoing video.

Capture still images from YouTube Videos

You can capture a screenshot very easily by using the Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader. This extension helps to capture any individual frame from the YouTube video. You can use this captured screenshot at any place as a still image. The pictures you capture from the YouTube videos are directly saved as JPEG files with a .jpg file extension.

How it Works

The first step is to install the Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader extension for your browser. Once you successfully install the extension, it would add a “Screenshot” button below the video. 

Now, play the YouTube video from which you wish to take a screenshot. Paush the video and Drag the slider appearing below the YouTube video at the exact frame to capture it.

As soon as you are on the exact frame that you want to capture, click on the “Screenshot” button below the YouTube video to download your JPEG image.

Please Note: The resolution of the still image that you capture would completely depend on the playback quality of the YouTube Video. For instance,

if you are playing the YouTube video in 4K quality, then the screenshot would also be captured in 4K resolution by the YouTube Video Downloader. So, it is advisable to use better playback quality while capturing a screenshot.

More than just an extension to Capture Screenshots

The Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader has plenty of features tagged along with it other than the ability to capture screenshots of an ongoing video. Some of the features that you might like are downloading 4K videos, downloading thumbnails of videos of others, watching a particular portion of the YouTube video on loop, and much more. You will be amazed by the number of features offered by the Addoncrop extension.

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YouTube Video Downloader

Download YouTube videos with different video quality: 1080p, 720p, 480p, 360p etc. Supports all formats mp3, mp4, flv, webm, 3gp

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