How can I get a still picture of a frame of a video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by c073186, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I want to get a still image (.jpg or some other format) of the first frame of a video I have so that I can use that picture as a link on my website. What is the best / easiest way to do this?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    what are u using to edit? I think after effects allows you to export in jpeg
  3. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    It's just a Quicktime video that I ripped off a DVD. I did not really edit it at all. I thought about using Grab to take a selection but that is too much work if I want to do this is large quantities.
  4. Eric Lewis macrumors 68020

    Eric Lewis

    Feb 4, 2007
    CANADA? eh?
    take a screen shot

    command + shift + 4

    and select the area of the video that u need(just pause it)

    and it will save it to the desktop

    its much simpler then programs etc
  5. sarge macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    If you have FCP you just need to set the playhead to the frame you are interested in and choose File/Export/Quicktime Conversion/Still Image.
    Not sure if FCE or iDVD have that capability or not...

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