09-02-2012 02:27 - edited 09-02-2012 04:02
Click on the + on the toolbar at the bottom of the Skype window when you roll your mouse over it. That will bring up a menu with a Take snapshot option.
I can only take a Skype video screenshot by using the Call menu... call/video/video snapshot. It involves a lot of mouse manipulation and by the time i take the shot the image has changed. Also, the windows open over the video image so it bcomes a lottery as to what I actually capture. I remember there was once a single dedicated button. I do not get the snapshot option when I roll over and click the + at the bottom of the Skype window.
What version of Skype are you running? Click on Help > About Skype for the specific version number.
In any case, I agree 100% with you that it takes too long and too many steps to take a snapshot now. There's a thread going in the Skype developer's Jira forum about this problem. Feel free to add a comment there if you want to:
Well....I can't understand why you wouldn't get the same menu items I showed in the screen grab I posted earlier in this thread. It was taken with v188.8.131.52.
In any case, I hope that when version 5.9 comes along it will finally bring back a shortcut to taking a snapshot.
You don't need Skype to help you screenshot--just press the printscreen button on your keyboard, then open Paint and type v while holding down the control key. That way, you get the image you are seeing at that moment, no messing around with the mouse.
Just an FYI. Assigning a hotkey would also allow you to take a rather rapid screenshot of just the video and save you some steps.