How to Download YouTube Thumbnail Images

What is a YouTube thumbnail image? Not everyone knows, but essentially it’s simply the cover image that’s visible on all YouTube videos. While a YouTube thumbnail size might be small, it represents a powerful marketing tool, as it’s this image that video creators use to attract viewers – a little like an album cover or business logo. As such, many people base whether or not to watch a video on its YouTube thumbnail.

So, it would be nice to be able to get youtube thumbnail images from other people’s YouTube videos that you download, right? Well, with Addoncrop, which features a YouTube thumbnail grabber, you can, and it’s really easy to do! Keep reading to find out how just how easy.

How Does The YouTube Thumbnail Downloader Work?

Once you’ve been and downloaded the Addoncrop YouTube downloader extension, you’ll find the process of grabbing Thumbnails from the videos of other creators a simple and straightforward process. After installation, your first task is to head to YouTube and find the video whose thumbnail you want to download.

Then, you should open this video and click on the thumbnail icon that is displayed below. From here, you’re only a couple of clicks away from obtaining what you need.

Your click will result in a range of available sizes and resolutions to choose from. Simply select your preferred YouTube thumbnail dimensions and resolutions and then click on the ‘Download’ button. This will lead to your YouTube thumbnail being downloaded as per your desired requirements. What do you do with it next? Later, you can upload the thumbnail image to your YouTube video.

Which Resolutions Are Available?

When following the steps outlined above, you’ll be presented with a range of different YouTube video thumbnail qualities that include the following:

  • Medium Quality (MQ) – 320 x 180
  • High Quality (HQ) – 640 x 480
  • Basic Quality (SD) – 480 x 360 
  • Full Quality (HD) – 1920 x 1080

The resolution you use will affect the quality of the YouTube thumbnail that you download, which can also be influenced by the complexity of the thumbnail. If it’s a basic YouTube thumbnail, a lower resolution may be ok. If not, and the thumbnail you download is blurry or pixelated, we’d recommend going for a higher resolution.

Far More Than Just a YouTube Thumbnail Downloader

While being able to get YouTube thumbnail images is a great function to have, it’s far from all that the Addoncrop YouTube converter extension can do. Our software also comes with a range of other top features like downloading 4k videos, direct trimming & cutting, YouTube screenshots and much more besides.

So, what are you waiting for? Download and install Addoncrop to your website browser today and explore all of its great features! It’s free of charge and always will be, so you’ve got absolutely nothing to lose from trying our extension out, but you have got an awful lot of great offline YouTube video content to gain.

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Install Flixmate with your Addoncrop YouTube Video Downloader and download any video from YouTube in 4K as well as HD without size and length limits
Please note: Once the installation process is completed, Flixmate will be functioning in the background, and it will auto-connect with the YouTube Video Downloader extension.
How to Download YouTube Thumbnail Images
YouTube Video Downloader

Our free Browser Extension allows you to download YouTube videos in different video qualities ranging from 360p to ultra high definition 4k. Supports all formats, including AVI, FLV, WebM, MP4 and MP3 without size and length limits.

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