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Quickly grab a still frame from an iChat video chat Apps
I just discovered this serendipitously: during a video chat in iChat, you can Command-click and drag the image in the video window to get a still frame that you can then drag anywhere else as an image.

I noticed this on Tiger's iChat, but I'm pretty sure it should work on Leopard's version as well.

[robg adds: It does indeed work in 10.5, too. Note that Command-Option-S will create a still image from the video window; it's the shortcut for Video -> Take Snapshot. This will create an actual picture file, whereas the drag method creates a "picture clipping" if you drag it to the desktop. The advantage of the drag method is that you can drag the image directly into another application without having a file created in the Finder.]
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Quickly grab a still frame from an iChat video chat
Authored by: rosenkrieger on Apr 12, '08 01:05:06PM

This also works when you are watching a Video in Quicktime :-)




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Quickly grab a still frame from an iChat video chat
Authored by: jpkang on Apr 13, '08 09:15:41PM
Command-c places the current frame on the clipboard.

Various email clients paste the default 352x288 clipboard differently:

Entourage 2004 pastes highly compressed JPEG (~15K)
Entourage 2008 pastes PNG (~100K)
Apple Mail pastes TIFF (~300K), seemingly the default format for Cocoa apps

I haven't investigated whether it's possible to tweak the paste options for any of these apps.

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