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How to successfully grab a image from a DVD ?.

teraomi Avatar
5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
I want to get a image from a DVD to enlarge a little and then print to be a back ground for some collectables. I thought a simple print screen while watching the movie in WMP and then paste into paint would get me a basic image to work with.
Every time I move or cut the image I get a weird window within a window effect were the original image is on screen but I am moving a box around that changes what I see. I have the same issue in photoshop.

Very hard to describe, bit like the old school way of drawing but giving you a rectangle box to view the thing you are drawing.

What can I do to remedy this or where would be best to ask. ?
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5y, 6m agoPosted 5 years, 6 months ago
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I use VLC:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

To get the DVD to play in VLC click the media tab and then select open disc. When you have found the portion of the video that you want to take an image of just click the video tab and select snapshot. The image should be saved in the C:\Users\*name*\Pictures directory by default.
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My PC crashed trying it but my laptop got it done. Problem now is that the file size is to big to be used at Blockposters. My plan/need is to have the image spread across 2 A4 sheets of paper.

:(.

Thanks though Danielj88. It gives my an image to try to work with now atleast to I am better off.
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I've managed to enlarge to image through Photoshop but I cant get it to be printed across 2 sheets.
I want to get a image thats 16 inch wide X 15 inch tall , but to get it I need it to be spread across 2 A4 sheets of paper.

I think I need to get a guide on how to use more than the total basics of Photoshop.
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teraomi
I've managed to enlarge to image through Photoshop but I cant get it to be printed across 2 sheets.
I want to get a image thats 16 inch wide X 15 inch tall , but to get it I need it to be spread across 2 A4 sheets of paper.

I think I need to get a guide on how to use more than the total basics of Photoshop.

Just a thought, open a new canvas in Photoshop, put the dimension you want 16 inch x 15 inch and then paste the image onto it, stretch the image to fit the canvas (hold shift to keep resolution while stretching) then select half of the image, cut and paste it onto a new A4 canvas and do the same with the other part of the image. Only way I can think of to get what you want, hope it helps.
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I use PowerDVD to playback DVD's , it also has a shot taking facility ............icon of a camera , you just press it and the image can be pasted into any editing program . There is a free program called Easy Poster Printer , it will allow you to print a picture to any size over multiple sheets of paper . Works good .
banned#6
just use gadwin printscreen (google it)

best screen grabber I have come across and can save images in different formats (i.e file sizes)
#7
Thanks all. I have given each a go and I think VLC to capture the image and EPP is the best for me.

Problem is my printer has just given up doing any good images. Past hour doing cleaning,alignments etc and still I get lines and load of red bleeding into the image.
I just want a good looking jungle background :(.

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