How to take a video screenshot

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  1. DownloadDownload Movavi Screen Recorder
  2. Take a screenshot
  3. Edit the screenshot
  4. Save the result

How to Turn a Frame from a Video into a Picture

Do you blog about movies or TV programs and need an easy way to add illustrations? Or maybe you need to grab a screenshot from a GoPro video to make a thumbnail for your vlog? The traditional approach of using the print screen function is not very convenient; it takes too long and sometimes needs help from third-party programs that may cause any number of problems.

That’s why Movavi has developed an easy way to extract individual frames from videos and save them as image files. Movavi Screen Recorder for Windows and Mac can help you take a picture from a video in a matter of seconds.

So how do you turn a frame from a video into a picture? Start by downloading Movavi Screen Recorder and then follow our step-by-step instructions below to learn how to screenshot a video.

  • Step 1. Install the Screenshot Taker from Movavi

    Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation process is complete, double-click the icon to launch the app.

  • Step 2. Take a Video Screenshot

    Start playing the video, find the specific moment you want to capture as a still image, and put the video on pause. To take a video snapshot, use the shortcut F8 for PC or ⌥ ⌘ 3 for Mac. Alternatively, you can click the Screenshot icon. Select the area you want to grab. To adjust the size of the capture frame, drag on the edges.

  • Step 3. Edit the Video Snapshot

    After you’ve taken a photo of your screen, the preview window appears. Here you’ll see the Editing Panel, which lets you highlight a specific area or add lines, arrows, and frames.

  • Step 4. Save the Shot

    When you’ve finished editing the screenshot, click the Floppy disk icon on the Editing Panel. The folder with your JPG screenshot image will open automatically.

    You can also copy the screenshot to the Clipboard. To do this, click the Clipboard icon on the Editing Panel.

    That’s all there is to it! Now you know how to get a picture out of a video using Movavi Screen Recorder. The program can help you capture videos, images, and audio files as well. Download the video image capture software and create amazing screenshots on your computer.


Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.

Movavi Screen Recorder

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Save recordings as videos and GIFs
  • Save videos in any popular format

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.