How to get a YouTube video thumbnail

April 5, 2013

Just learned how to get a YouTube video thumbnail. Turns out that after I had created my own thumbnails with Photoshop, all I needed to do was to go to the YouTube site. It is all there. Each YouTube video has 4 auto-generated images. They are available at these urls:[insert-youtube-video-id-here]/0.jpg[insert-youtube-video-id-here]/1.jpg[insert-youtube-video-id-here]/2.jpg[insert-youtube-video-id-here]/3.jpg

You can find the youTube video ID right in the url. Example: here the ID is 1cVk98YImc4