You can take pictures of yourself with your webcam, edit them and save them as your profile picture. You can also take pictures of other people during video calls, and send them to others.
Remember, the Take a picture option is the same as the Video snapshot option available in some older versions of Skype.
This FAQ shows you how to:
To take a picture of yourself:
If you have more than one webcam connected to your computer, you can select a different webcam from the drop-down list.
If required, click Webcam settings to adjust your video capture settings such as light, brightness and contrast.
To take a picture of another person:
The Snapshots gallery is automatically displayed.
To view your picture files in Windows Explorer, click Locate.
To send the picture to the person you are calling or another Skype contact, click Share and select the person.
Once you’ve taken a picture, you can use it as your profile picture:
By default, pictures taken in Skype are saved in the following locations.
|Windows 8/8.1||C:\Users\<user name\AppData\Roaming\Skype\<Skype Name>\Pictures|
|Windows Vista and Windows 7||C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Skype\Pictures|
|Windows XP||C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data\Skype\Pictures|
Where <user name> is your Windows user name and <Skype Name> is your Skype Name or Microsoft account name (in which case, it will begin with live#).