Clipping a still photo from a video

Kate C

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So, suppose I accidentally took a short video instead of a photo (cause I'm a bit special like that). How can I clip a still from the video to get my intended photo?
 

imutter

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the way I would do it ......I am kinda special like that too.....I'd play the video and at the moment you need the picture at push home&power button at the same time it takes a pic of what ever you have on your screen at that moment
 

Kate C

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Worked like a charm. Didn't even know you could take screenshots that way! Thanks again :)
 

Booyow1204

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I forgot about using that feature in Vids as well, I always take a video instead of a photo, gotta try that, I guess pausing at a certain point then using the power/home to do a screenshot....neato!
 

fijiman

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the way I would do it ......I am kinda special like that too.....I'd play the video and at the moment you need the picture at push home&power button at the same time it takes a pic of what ever you have on your screen at that moment
Maybe use the pause to select the best shot before taking a screenshot...?
 

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Of course you want to pause. :)

If it is a really important shot that I want though I upload the video to a PC or Mac and then take grab the frame I want there (1280x720 Vs. 960x480 on the iPhone).

Michael
 

Veritas73

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It's awesome to be able to use the screenshot function on the iPhone, but there are apps in the app store, which allow you to extract pictures from your videos. One is called Movie to photo and another Movie to image. They cost both $0.99.
 

somya

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Guys .I tried to do as directed above but my still picture came with an arrow image of video.pls tell me where i am doing wrong.Thanks a lot ...:)
 

RoofMonkey

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Guys .I tried to do as directed above but my still picture came with an arrow image of video.pls tell me where i am doing wrong.Thanks a lot ...:)
Was the video playing or paused? It should be playing.
 

AdamDaieh

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You could also pause the video on the spot where you wanted to print your screen. then click home button and power button together. :)
 

somya

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You could also pause the video on the spot where you wanted to print your screen. then click home button and power button together. :)
I tried that but arrow comes still.I guess power button then home button works.Cause i have done certain screen shots some are with and some are without arrow.Can't figure out how...Thanks a lot for your guidance...:)
 

somya

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Was the video playing or paused? It should be playing.
It was paused earlier but i tried while playing now.i have done certain screen shots some are with and some are without arrow.Can't figure out how.Thanks a lot for sharing the experience and knowledge...Appreciate..:)
 

maplelegend

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Pause the video on the spot where you want to clip a photo, and use screen shot to get the photo.It's a very simple way.
 

Europa

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Pause the video on the spot where you want to clip a photo, and use screen shot to get the photo.It's a very simple way.
This thread is pretty old and a few people have already suggested what you just said.