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I want to extract a picture that appears on my screensaver

So, I know how to scroll through the screensaver pictures that display (all my photos I think) but how can I stop at a specific picture or video and extract or copy it to a findable location?!

Mary Jack7 years agoWindows Vista, Firefox

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  • I don't think there's an easy way to find the location on your computer hard drive of any particular image shown in the default Photos screensaver. I'm afraid you would have to manually look through the folder that holds all those photos.

    However, you can press the Print Screen (PrtScn) button on your keyboard at any time to capture whatever is displayed on your screen, i.e. to make a "screenshot". The screenshot is saved to the clipboard. You can then paste (Control+V) its contents into an image editor like Paint (Start Menu > Programs > Accessories > Paint), where you can then save it as a new image. It is not an exact copy, but it may be enough.

    Another option it to use a different screensaver that does allow you to locate individual images, like JPEG Saver. Download and install JPEG Saver, then enter its settings menu and configure it to look for images in the folders of your preference (under the "Folders" tab), and enable "Interactive" mode in the "Main" tab screen. You can then press the 'S' key on your keyboard while JPEG Saver is running to save a shortcut to the source file of the currently displayed image onto your desktop.

    Hope that helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.

    A moderator edited this post 7 years ago.

    Rob (Screensavers Planet)7 years ago

  • Thank you, not had time to execute your suggestions yet, but will post when I do, for now, I really appreciate this response.

    Mary Jack7 years ago

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