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Is it possible to take a photo snapshop while using a FaceTime call of that person? How about recording video conversations of FaceTime conversations? Can I hold both the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time to take a screen snapshot photo of the person you are using FaceTime with?
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  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
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    Mar 3, 2011 3:07 PM (in response to cc015)
    cc015 wrote:
    Is it possible to take a photo snapshop while using a FaceTime call of that person?


    I don't know any way using the current iPad.

    My iPod can do a screen capture showing the display while FaceTime is running. Details below.

    I do not have an iPhone, so I could not test that device. If iPhone cannot make the capture, you could use a different camera to make a picture of the iPhone's FaceTime call.

    OS X can capture screenshots of FaceTime running on a Mac:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.6/en/cdb_scrshtfky.html



    How about recording video conversations of FaceTime conversations?


    I don't know any way using the current iPad.

    Although I do not know a way to do this on iPod or iPhone, QuickTimeX can record the display of a Mac running FaceTime.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=QuickTime%20Player/10.0/en/qt27948. html

    For iPod or iPhone FaceTime, the easy way I suggest would be to be to point some kind video recorder at the screen of the device that is running the FaceTime call.



    Can I hold both the sleep/wake button and the home button at the same time to take a screen snapshot photo of the person you are using FaceTime with?


    It works on my iPod. I do not have an iPhone4 to test.

    With a FaceTime conversation running on my iPod touch, I pressed and held the sleep/wake button while I pressed the Home button. iPod made a screen capture of my iPod's entire display. I released both buttons simultaneously. The FaceTime session continued until I ended it.

    EZ Jim


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