[mythtv-users] Wallpaper for thetvdb.com

Robert McNamara robert.mcnamara at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 20:11:56 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Clifford Snow <clifford at snowandsnow.us> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Colin McGregor <colin.mc151 at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I have now created my first bit of wallpaper for thetvdb.com . I did an
>> image for "5 Ingredient Fix" (the first TV series in the alphabetical
>> listings of programs I record). I have very little graphical talent, but I
>> did want something, so, what I did was:
>> - Take a screen shot of the opening title (the show is done in standard
>> definition and so my screen shots have the black vertical bars when I see it
>> in HD).
> How do you take a screen shot in Mythtv?  I am trying to add a poster and
> wallpaper for the movie "An Awfully Big Adventure."

If at all possible, do not base your fanart on screenshots.  This
makes for absolutely awful fanart.  Instead, you can usually find some
high quality promotional artwork to base your work around.  There are
some very good threads on the TMDB, TVDB, and XBMC forums on creating
fanart that may help inform people. A screenshot is the absolute last

For the above movie, a quick search of available images online
provides plenty of raw material to work with, which could be further
improved with a little image manipulation.


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