Video snapshot is a tool that enables you to take pictures of yourself with your webcam, edit them and save them as your profile picture. You can also use video snapshot to take pictures of other people during video calls, and send them to others.
In Skype 5.5 for Windows desktop and higher, you can take pictures of yourself or other people without Video snapshot. If you are using an earlier version that includes Video snapshot, we recommend you upgrade to the latest version. If you're not sure which version of Skype you're using, it's easy to find out.
This FAQ shows you how to:
To take a video snapshot of yourself:
If you have more than one webcam connected to your computer, you can select a different webcam from the dropdown list.
If required, click Webcam settings to adjust video capture settings such as light, brightness and contrast.
To take a video snapshot of another person:
Use the left and right buttons to browse other video snapshots you have taken, or click Gallery to view a list of all your video snapshots.
To view your video snapshot files in Windows Explorer, click Locate.
Once you’ve taken a video snapshot you can use it as your profile picture.
By default, video snapshots are saved in the following locations.
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.