How to Get a Still Image From a Video Using Photoshop

On this video Photoshop product manager Bryan O’Neil Hughes takes a look at how you can extract an image from a video in the best way possible using  Adobe Photoshop.

More and more of us shoot HD video (or even 4K video) these days and on occasion we might like to extract a single still image (to use as a cover of for other reasons). Taking a screenshot is not the best option. Instead there are other more practical and better quality ways of doing that and Hughes demonstrates two of them in the video.

We have looked at different aspect of editing and working with video in Adobe Photoshop in the past including Hughes own video – Simple Video Editing in Photoshop, a somewhat longer video by  Terry White. If you are a more serious video editor you would probably want to check white’s video – 10 Things Beginners Need to Know about using Premiere Pro CC.

You can find many more Photoshop video tutorials on LensVid’s Photoshop section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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