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Subject: Screen Cap Comics for the technologically impaired
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I have lots of ideas for a Matrix webcomic, but I can't seem to figure out how to capture screen shots from my VOB file.  I don't suppose you can walk me through how to capture movie images and crop them?

Subject: Re: Screen Cap Comics for the technologically impaired
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I'm not sure what OS you're using.



For myself, I'm on Linux, and I have a large array of tools that I use for this.



On Windows, I think the common approach is to use something like DVD Shrink (http://"http://http://www.dvdshrink.org/") to rip the DVD to your harddrive, convert it to an AVI, then perform screen captures on it (in Windows, Alt+PrtScn works wonders).



Doom9.org (http://"http://www.doom9.org") has some good resources for ripping DVDs and converting them to AVIs.  One that it mentions is CloneAD (http://"http://www.clonead.co.uk/"), which looks like what you want.



As for resizing pictures, a good general purpose image editor is IrfanView.  However, if you're going to make a screen capture comic, you'll need to learn a more powerful editor, like Photoshop or The GIMP.



Let me know if you need any more details.

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