There are times when you’re unable to capture a moment as a photograph because you’re using your iPhone to record a video instead. Luckily, there are a few ways to extract a good quality image from the video. In this article, we show you how to get still photos from iPhone videos.
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Take a Screenshot
Step 1: Pause the video to the frame you want to capture.
Step 2: Take a screenshot by pressing the Side button on the right and the Volume Up button on the left at the same time.
The image will be saved in the Screenshots folder.
While taking a screenshot is the easiest way to get a still photo from a video, the quality of the resulting image isn’t the greatest. The quality of the screenshot depends on the screen resolution. Sometimes the frame of a video depreciates in quality once it is paused.
Luckily, there are some other ways with which you can capture high-quality images from videos.
Use Frame Grabber
Frame Grabber is an app that lets you export individual video frames to still pictures. Unlike a screenshot, the quality of images exported using Frame Grabber will be considerably richer.
Step 1: Download Frame Grabber from the App Store and download it to your phone.
Step 2: Open Frame Grabber and select a video.
Step 3: Select the frame you want to capture by dragging the white bar at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Tap the ‘Tick’ icon at the bottom right to save the frame you’ve selected as an image.
Use Grab Picture
Grab picture is another great app for capturing images from a video.
Step 1: Download Grab Picture from the App Store and install it on your iPhone.
Step 2: Open Grab Picture and select a video.
Step 3: Select the frame you want to capture by using the navigation icons. You can go through the video frame by frame or five frames at once.
Step 4: Tap the ‘Save’ icon once you’ve landed on the frame you want to capture.
Get a still photo from a Live Photo
Want to grab a good-quality frame from a Live Photo? Here’s how you can go about it.
Step 1: Open the Live Photo and tap on the Edit option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Tap the ‘concentric circles’ icon at the bottom to reveal the scroller for the Live Photo.
Step 3: Use the scroller to pick the frame you like.
Step 4: Tap on ‘Make Key Photo’ and select ‘Done’. This will make the selected frame the new thumbnail for the Live Photo.
Step 5: Now, tap on the Share icon and select ‘Duplicate’. In the following popup box tap on ‘Duplicate as still photo’.
Your selected frame will be turned into a still photo. You can access it from the Photos app.
Take a photo while shooting a video
If you don’t want to go through the hassle of picking the right frame to screenshot, you can simply take a photo while recording a video on your iPhone. To do this, switch to video recording mode in the Camera and begin shooting a video. You will see a white shutter icon on the screen alongside the red recording button. Tap the white icon to take a quick picture without pausing the video. The picture will be saved in the Camera Roll of your iPhone. The only minor drawback is that the picture won’t be of the same quality as the images taken in Photo mode. However, it is better than taking a screenshot of a still frame from a video.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get a still photo from an iPhone video?
You can extract a still photo from any iPhone video by taking a screenshot of a paused frame or by using a third-party app like Frame Grabber and Grab Picture.
How do I take a picture while recording a video on my iPhone?
To take a picture while recording a video on your iPhone, simply time the white shutter icon next to the recording icon. The resulting image won’t be as detailed as a picture taken using Photo mode, but it is better than taking a screenshot of a video frame.
Where are the videos stored in an iPhone?
To access a video you recorded using your iPhone, simply launch the Photos app and go to Camera Roll. You will find all your recorded videos there. To view a downloaded video file, go to Files and select the downloads folder.
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There are a lot of moments from videos that are worth preserving. With these easy ways, you will be able to capture good-quality images from any video. If you want to edit a small section of the video as a short clip, you can edit the video on the video editor on your device. You can also screen record the part you want to be saved as a clip, although the resulting video will see a drop in quality.
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