In OpenShot: How do I capture an image from a video to save as a jpeg?

Asked by Deborah Stephenson on 2016-06-04

I am brand new to video editing and I would like to capture a single frame from a video to save as a jpeg. Can some one give me a step-by-step (dummies version please) for how to do that in OpenShot? I really am a complete novice, so please assume I know absolutely nothing about this in offering a solution. Thanks!

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Deborah Stephenson
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2016-06-09
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2016-06-09
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2016-06-05

put your video to fullscreen, pause it at the point you want to screenshot, then press the CTRL + ALT + Print Screen buttons simultaneously on your keyboard. Open up an image software like paint, and hit CTRL + V to paste it in. The screenshot should appear on paint, so you can then save it as a jpeg.

Deborah Stephenson (jsds77) said : #2

Thank you Stephen, but before I saw your answer I found a simple workaround that I believe is easier than your solution. I used VLC to capture the snapshots (it's basically a one click process there) and save them to a folder. All I have to do now is import them into OpenShot as needed. Too bad OpenShot doesn't have a simple capture feature like VLC has, or that VLC doesn't have video editing features--it would be a lot easier to stay in one program than to do all the jumping around.

Thanks for your help!