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How To Extract Frames From Video With High Quality and Save to Images

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Sep 13, 2021• Proven solutions

While there are many screenshot tools that help you extract frames from video, but most screenshot tools don't offer a good quality. What's more, you will have a problem finding the perfect frame because they require you to use the video player of your choice and that tool on its own doesn't offer frame by frame support.

In this article you will learn how to extract frames from video with our video editing software Filmora, and save the frames into high resolution PNG images. So that you can use the video snapshots to create a meme or gif, or create a new video with these fun moments frames.

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Combine with the fact that exporting to a specific format can be either cumbersome or just unavailable, then you will fully understand why it's important to use a video editor just like Wondershare Filmora to extract those frames safely and with no quality loss in the end.

You can extract images from video in Filmora with just one click with intuitive interface. Most importantly, you will get precise frames, no annoying lags. All you need to do is to install the software and follow instructions to start extracting. Download Filmora to have a try!

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Step 1: Import your video clip to Filmora

Import the media file first either by using the app or via drag and drop on the media ibrary window. Videos will show as thumbnails in the library so you can choose the one you need without a problem.

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If you want to extract frame and get the same resolution as the original, click the video thumbnail in the Media Library and then click the Play button in the Preview Window. Click the Camera icon to extract the frame, and the extracted frames will be saved automatically to the media library.

Step 2: Extract frames from video Frame by Frame

In some cases, you may need to preview the video frame by frame and the extract the perfect action in the video. In this case, you need to drag the video from media library to the timeline panel.

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Press the blank bar in the keyboard to start the preview Take a screenshot when the video is playing simply by pressing the Snapshot icon or via pressing CTRL+ALT+S.

You can use the Left or Right arrow button in the keyboard to playback the video frame by frame and save the frame in image format.

Where to find the extracted images in Filmora?

To find frames taken from the video, right click the screenshot in the media library and then select Reveal in Explorer to check saved image. Filmora video frame extractor is totally free to use when extracting frame images from videos, there’ll be no watermark in the extracted images.

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Edit Extracted Frame Image

Since the extracted image frames will be displayed in the media library, you can add these photos to videos, or make a YouTube thumbnail, or make a Picture-in-Picture video.

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You can choose to mask it, add in specific effects and also deliver some motion to make it more appealing. There are many customization options to choose from and it all comes down to you.

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After you are satisfied with the results you will be able to export your video content. Click Export to start the export process, then choose the desired output format. You can easily customize the output file resolution and other settings depending on the format you choose.

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In conclusion, using Wondershare Filmora to extract frames from video is not only very simple, it also offers an amazing set of opportunities. We recommend you to try out the app immediately and you will surely have no problem extracting the desired frames.

Below is the video tutorial about how to Extract Frames From Video With High Quality and Save to Images in Filmora

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Advantages of Using Wondershare Filmora to Extract High Quality Frames:

    • Extract the frames from any format file and remain the same quality as the original video.

With Filmora video editor, you don't have a problem to extra frames from video. It has a wide support for various video formats, what's more, it supports 4K resolution , thus, you can extract the same 4K frame and save it in 4K image. It offers a great attention to detail, a focus on the exact moment that you want to extract from and at the same time you also have the ability to access features like Flash and Hold as well as Snapshot that makes the experience more refined and interesting to begin with.

    • Edit the extract frames directly.

Filmora allows you to edit the extracted frames directly, which will make the entire process to extract frames from videos simpler. You know the result and Filmora video editor offers you all the tools that you need in order to perform a perfect extraction and video editing.

Check the The Ultimate Guide for Beginners About How to Edit Videos in Filmora >>

    • Export and share widely.

After extracting frames from the video or editing it in Filmora, you will need to export your files online or to a backup media. Wondershare Filmora helps you export to mobile, to DVD or Blu-Ray, it even allows you to publish your work on Vimeo or YouTube if you want, it all comes down to you and the results will be great because of that.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown is a writer and a lover of all things video.