Get Still Photos From Any Video

"Is there any way to get still photos from digital movies? I have a Sanyo camera and took some movies with it. It also takes still photos. Now I want to get still photos from the movies. Is there any way to do that?"

There are a number of ways you can grab still photos from a video file, but the one I find to be most reliable for all video formats is VLC Player. The software supports virtually every video format and makes it easy to choose the exact frame in your video you want to capture. Here's how to get a still photo from a video using VLC Player.

Before you can take a snapshot from your video, you need to download VLC Player and install the software.

Once the software is installed, open the video file you want to grab a still photo from.

Open a video in VLC Player

With the video file open find the point in the video you want to grab a still image. Choose Snapshot from the Video menu to save the video frame as a still photo.

Get still photos from any video

Photos are automatically saved to your Pictures or My Pictures folder with a file name starting with vlcsnap. The image size will match the resolution of the video, so if you recorded a video at 640x480, the image will be 640x480. If you have a high definition video camera and you recorded 1920x1080 video, the still photo will be 1920x1080.