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Getting Photos from a Video in the Editor

If you have a digital video in a file format that Photoshop Elements can recognize, such as ASF, AVI, MPEG, M1V, and WMV, you can open it in the Editor, play the video in the Frame From Video dialog box and then capture frames as individual photo files. The individual photo files are saved with the name of the video file and a number. For example, videoname01, videoname02, videoname03, etc. In addition to Photoshop Elements, you also need to install the latest version of standard video software, such as QuickTime or Windows Media Player, which you can get for free online at www.apple.com and www.microsoft.com.

Capture Frames from a Digital Video in the Editor

  • 1.jpg In the Editor, click the File menu, and then point to Import.
  • 2.jpg Click Frame From Video.
  • 3.jpg Click Browse.
  • 4.jpg Navigate to the location with the video file you want to import, select the file, and then click Open.
  • 5.jpg Click the Play button to start the video, and then pause the video where you want to capture the frame.
  • 6.jpg To capture a frame as the video runs, click the Grab Frame button or press the spacebar.
  • 7.jpg Use the forward and backward arrows to display the next screen you want to capture.
  • 8.jpg When you’re finished, click Done.
  • 9.jpg Click the File menu, and then click Save to save each screen capture file to a folder.
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