>> Image Capture

There are four types of image captures you can perform with GOM Media Player: Capture, Burst Image Capture, Snapshot Preview, and Screencap.
Please note that all Image Capture features and functions cannot be used during DVD playback.



Capture

You can capture individual frames from videos by either, (1) copying the frame and then pasting it into another program like Paint, or (2) saving the frame directly to the captures folder.



(1) To Copy a frame, open the GOM Menu (by clicking on the GOM logo at the top left corner of the GOM Media Player main window or by right-clicking on the playback area), go to Video, and the select “Copy the Current Frame”.
 

GOM Media Player - GOM Menu - Copy the Current Frame
You can also use the keyboard shortcut [Crtl] + [C] to copy the current frame.
After the frame has been copied, paste it into your program of choice by using the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl] + [V].
 
 
(2) To save the frame directly to the Captures folder, open the GOM Menu (by clicking on the GOM logo at the top left corner of the GOM Media Player main window or by right-clicking on the playback area), go to Video, and the select “Save the Current Frame”.
 
GOM Media Player - GOM Menu - Save the Current Frame
You can also use the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl] + [E] to save the current frame.

You can open the Captures folder from the GOM Menu as well. Just go to “Video” and select “Open a Capture folder…”.
GOM Media Player - GOM Menu - Open a Capture Folder...
 
 

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Burst Capture

“Burst Capture” lets you take several screenshots in quick succession. To get started with Burst Capture, you need to open the Advanced Screen Capture window.
You can open the Advanced Screen Capture window from the GOM Menu, or by using the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl] + [G].

GOM Media Player - GOM Menu - Advanced Screen Capture...

The Advanced Screen Capture window looks like this:
 
GOM Media Player - Advanced Screen Capture window

The Advanced Screen Capture window looks like this:
There are a few things you can control from this window, but for Burst Capture we’re going to focus on Image Format, JPEG Quality, Burst Capture Images, and Burst Interval.

First, select which format you want to save the screen captures in by using the pop-menu next to “Image Format”. You can choose from JPEG or BMP.

If you select JPEG you can also choose a quality setting (1 being the lowest quality and 255 being the highest).

Next input the number of images you want to capture in succession into the input box next to “Burst Capture Images”. You can choose 1 to 999.

Finally, select the interval at which you want to take screenshots using Burst Capture. You can set the interval anywhere from 0 to 120 seconds. If you try to type directly into the input box, you’ll only be able to input whole numbers. If you use the arrow buttons you’ll be able to increase / decrease the interval by .01 seconds. If you leave the interval at 0, the screenshots will be exported at 1 frame intervals.

When all the settings are the way you want them, click the [Burst Capture] button to export the screenshots.

NOTE: Burst Capture only works while the video is actually playing. Clicking the [Burst Capture] button when the video is paused will have no effect.
 
 
All the functions available on the Advanced Screen Capture window:

[Change Directory] Button
Choose the directory in which to save screen captures.
 
[Open Directory] Button
Open the current Capture directory
 
Output Ratio
Select whether to base the output ratio of the capture image on the file’s internal resolution or on its display aspect ratio.
Example: if you have a .ts file with a file size (internal resolution) of 1440x1080 (4:3 aspect ratio) but with a display aspect ratio of 16:9 (1920x1080), selecting “based on display aspect ratio” will capture a 16:9 image at 1920x1080. If you select “Based on internal resolution”, the image will be captured at 1440x1080 with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
 
Image Format
Set the format to save images in when using capture functions
 
JPEG Quality
Set the image quality when outputting capture images in JPEG format 
 
Burst Interval (sec)
Set the desired interval for the Burst Capture function
 
[Copy] Button
Copy the current frame to the clipboard
 
[Capture] Button
Save the current frame to the output folder
 
[Burst Capture] Button
Capture several images in succession based on the settings inputted on the Advanced Screen Capture window
 
[Center] Button
Export the current frame as an image file and set it as your desktop background in “Center” mode.
 
[Tile] Button
Export the current frame as an image file and set it as your desktop background in “Tile” mode.
 
[Stretch] Button
Export the current frame as an image file and set it as your desktop background in “Stretch” mode.
 
[Delete] Button
Reverts your desktop background back to what it was before setting a capture image as your background
 
[Close] Button
Closes the Advanced Screen Capture window 
 

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Snapshot Preview

A “Snapshot Preview” is an image file that summarizes the contents of a video file by compiling a given number of thumbnails and file information into a single image file. Below is an example of an image created using the Snapshot Preview feature of GOM Media Player.

GOM Media Player - Example Snapshot Preview

In order to create a snapshot preview, open a video file then select “Create Snapshot Preview” from the GOM Menu.
 
GOM Media Player - GOM Menu - Create Snapshot Preview

Selecting “Create Snapshot Preview” will open the Snapshot tab of the Image Output Window.
 
GOM Media Player Image Output window - Snapshot Tab

From here you can edit what the Snapshot Preview image will look like, the save location, and the image’s file format.
 
- Arrangement (HxV)
Set the way the thumbnails on the output image will be arranged. The first box determines the number of columns (horizontal images) and the second box determines the number of rows (vertical images). Maximum setting changes depending on “Image horizontal size”.
 
- Total Snapshots
Directly input a set number of total thumbnails to create. Maximum is 2500 and minimum is 1.
 
- Image horizontal size
Set the horizontal size of the output image. Maximum is 4096 pixels and minimum is 480.
 
- Font
Choose the font for the file information that is displayed at the top of the output image.
 
- Font Size
Use the [Large], [Medium], and [Small] buttons to set a font size relative to the horizontal image size you selected (for example, clicking [Small] when the horizontal image size is set to 480 will set a font size of 10, while clicking [Small] when the horizontal image size is set to 1024 will result in a font size of 22).
 
- Include time-stamp on snapshots.
Will embed a timestamp on each thumbnail indicating the point in the video’s timeline at which it was taken.
 
- Save Location
Choose to save the image file in the same folder as the video, or select a different save location.
 
- Open destination folder on completion
Will open the designated save folder after the Snapshot Preview has been created.
 
- Format
Choose which format the output image will be in. You can choose from JPG, PNG, and BMP.
 
 

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Screencap

The Screencap feature is accessible from the Image Output window’s Screencap tab and is similar to the Burst Capture feature. Using Screencap, you can tell GOM Media Player to output images based on a total number, an interval of seconds, or an interval of frames.


To open the Image Output window, first open a video file, then select “Create Snapshot Preview” from the GOM Menu.

GOM Media Player Image Output window - Screencap Tab

 
- Output Ratio:
Select whether to base the output ratio of the capture image on the file’s internal resolution or on its display aspect ratio.
Example: if you have a .ts file with a file size (internal resolution) of 1440x1080 (4:3 aspect ratio) but with a display aspect ratio of 16:9 (1920x1080), selecting “based on display aspect ratio” will capture a 16:9 image at 1920x1080. If you select “Based on internal resolution”, the image will be captured at 1440x1080 with a 4:3 aspect ratio.
 
- Fixed Number:
Export an exact number of images. The software will automatically determine when to take the screencaps based on the total time of the video file. For example, if you choose to take 30 screencaps of a 30-minute long video, the software will take 1 screencap every minute).
 
One every: [ ] seconds
Export screencaps based on an interval of time (in seconds).
 
One every: [ ] frames
Export a screencap every set number of frames
 
Every frame
Export every frame of a video file as a screencap
 
Display subtitles on screencap
Include subtitles on the exported screencap
 
Save Location
Choose to save the screencaps in the same folder as the video, or select a different save location.
 
Open destination folder on completion
Will open the designated save folder after all the screencaps have been created.
 
Format
Choose which format the screencaps will be in. You can choose from JPG, PNG, and BMP.
 

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