#include "ltmm.h"

C Syntax

HRESULT IltmmCapture_SaveStillDIB(pCapture, filename, timeout)

C++ Syntax

HRESULT SaveStillDIB(filename, timeout)

IltmmCapture *pCapture;

pointer to an interface

BSTR filename;


long timeout;


Saves a snapshot as a DIB, from the running stream to a file.




Pointer to an IltmmCapture interface.


A character string containing the name of the file in which to save the DIB.


The timeout period in milliseconds. The method will fail if it was not able to take a DIB in the specified time. Use 1 to wait indefinitely until a DIB is snapped.



The function was successful.

<> S_OK

An error occurred. Refer to the Error Codes or the HRESULT error codes in the DirectShow documentation.


This method blocks (does not return) until the timeout occurs or the DIB is snapped.

The frame is captured from the position indicated by the StillTap property.

When capturing from the still pin, the capture happens when the user presses the hardware button for capturing the still image.
If there is not a hardware button or the user does not press it, the capture occurs after the timeout specified by the TimeOut parameter.

When not capturing from the still pin, the capture occurs after the amount of time specified by the TimeOut parameter.

Required DLLs and Libraries


For a listing of the exact DLLs and Libraries needed, based on the toolkit version, refer to Files To Be Included With Your Application.


Win32, x64

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