You can also use this method to download the thumbnail of any video from YouTube. Be reminded though that YouTube thumbnails are protected by copyright. Don’t download thumbnails belonging to others if you don’t have the express permission to do so.
That said, let’s get on with the steps on how to download YouTube thumbnails from your videos in HD
Choose Your VIdeo
Go to the video you want to download the thumbnail from.
Get your video ID.
Your video ID is after v= in your video URL as highlighted in the screen shot above
For instance this video URL is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC4chQxanG8
So, we’ll just take hC4chQxanG8 after the v=
We then want to go to this URL
This URL will allow us to download YouTube thumbnails from your videos in HD.
Head to the YouTube Thumbnail Download Site
Once there, replace yourvideoID section of the URL with with hC4chQxanG8
You’ll see a large size thumbnail after your YouTube video ID is entered into the URL.
To download the image, right click on it and save the image.
Give it a name for easy reference
If you want a medium size image repeat the process by heading to this URL
Just follow the same process and replace yourvideoID with your video ID as explained above
Download YouTube Thumbnails from Your Videos Automatically
If you don’t like to use this manual way you can do it automatically. All you need to do is copy and paste your URL and the rest of the job will be done for you by the YouTube thumbnail downloader.
One advantage of using this method is you get the option of downloading different thumbnail sizes.
Once there enter your YouTube video URL
Then hit Get YouTube Thumbnail
You’ll presented with different size thumbnails to download, right from standard quality to high quality and maximum resolution.
All you have to do is right click on the thumbnail size you prefer and download it.
So, you have seen how to download YouTube thumbnails from your videos in HD. Now, go ahead and give them a try.