How to Take a Picture from a Video?
Imagine you are watching a very interesting video and you find an extremely lovely scene that you are eager to share with your friends or post it to your favorite social media. Then, what you are going to do? Are you going to take a screenshot so that you can save that picture? Well, this method is a good way only when you have no other choice. Because screenshots can significantly reduce the original image quality. Given this, it would be quite wise for you to seek another way. Converting video to picture/image has not been that difficult as you think due to the development of techs. There is so much reliable and easy-to-use software that is waiting to help you take still images from videos. Well, DVDFab Toolkit is one of them. In this article, I am going to walk you through the steps just to capture a picture from a video and save it as JPG or PNG images.
But before learning things about DVDFab Toolkit, it will be beneficial for you to start from obtaining some basic knowledge: why we can extract pictures/a photo from a video?
Why can we extract pictures/a photo from a video?
The video combines a sequence of images. It is a series of still images that, when viewed in order at a certain speed, give the appearance of motion. The number of still images per unit of time of the video is called frame rate. Therefore, we can say that each image represents a frame. That is why we can extract frames from the video and get still pictures from it.
As for the question of how to get a picture from a video, DVDFab Toolkit starts to play its role. So, let’s continue to grab more information.
What is the DVDFab Toolkit?
DVDFab Toolkit is developed aiming to offer basic functions for video beginners. Yet this tool possesses many functions, including but not limit to convert video to picture or photo, change audio forms, edit videos and so many more. DVDFab Toolkit is divided into three sections: Video Tools, Audio Tools, and Image Tools. In the Video Tools sections, 9 functions you usually need when it comes to editing videos are listed. In the Audio Tools section, 4 functions are listed. They are “Converter”, “Trim”, “Volume Adjust”, and “Denoise (GoPro)”. Last is the Image Tools section where 2 functions are included. One is Video to GIF. The other is Video to PIC.
No need to worry. We will talk about its functions bit by bit later. Right now, let’s focus on how to capture pictures from videos by utilizing the “Video to PIC” module.
How to make a picture from a video?
I prepared a tutorial to show you 4 simple ways on how to extract pictures from videos.
1. Download DVDFab Toolkit
2. Upload your video
3. Customize your video
4. Start the process
Step 1: Download DVDFab Toolkit
Like normal, your explore journey begins with downloading and installing. Go to the product website of DVDFab Toolkit and find the “Free Download” option to click so that you can have it on your computer with the Windows system. Or you can directly click the button below.
Step 2: Upload your video
Once you have had this software on your device, double click to start it. Then go to the Image Tools section and click the “Video to PIC” module. Then it is your time to upload your video which you want to convert to pictures.
Two ways are accessible. One is to click on the “+” button. The other one is to drag and drop your video file to the middle of the interface. Either way can help you upload your video as fast as possible.
Step 3: Customize your video
Here comes the crucial step about how to take a picture from a video. Once you uploaded your video, you shall enter into a new interface where you can customize your video.
Note: You can clip a part of the video to convert it to pictures. Of course, you can also choose to extract pictures from the whole video. To do that, you can slide the markers back and forth. Alternatively, you are also allowed to set time number at the “Start Time” box and “End Time” box.
Apart from this, DVDFab Toolkit also gives you the right to decide whether to take a snapshot every second or every frame. It’s all up to you.
Another remarkable feature that DVDFab Toolkit stands out is it supports you to save your image as both PNG and JPG formats.
Step 4: Start the process
Now you can click that green “Start” button. But before that, you may need to select an output directory by clicking the folder icon. A short time later, you can find your extracted picture at the location you already chose.
Other function modules of DVDFab Toolkit
Since you have already know how to make a picture from a video, it is time to learn other functions of DVDFab Toolkit to have a complete understanding of it.
One: Let’s start with the “Video Tools” section.
Converter: you can convert your target videos to MP4 or MKV formats.
Trim: cut off video part you don’t like or need.
Speed Up/Down: fast forward your video speed or slow down your video speed.
Mirror/Flip: change your video horizontally or vertically.
Rotate: rotate your video 90 degrees counter-clockwise or clockwise.
Crop: cut out parts of the video frame
Sharpen/Unsharpen: improve your video quality.
Deshake (GoPro): stabilize your GoPro videos.
De-Interlace: enhance your video quality.
Two: Now, it is time for the “Audio Tools” section.
Converter: change your audio formats into AAC, AC3, FLAC, M4A, and MP3.
Trim: cut off your disliked audio parts
Volume Adjust: adjust the volume of a video itself.
Denoise (GoPro): reduce your GoPro video noise.
Three: The last is the “Image Tools” section
Video to GIF: make GIF from videos
Video to PIC: extract frames from a video
In the End
Despite all these video/audio tools in the market, other similar tools may not give you so much freedom to create the exact pictures you like or feature all the things you needed when it comes to editing. When you use these tools, there is nothing much you can do with it except accepting their pre-settings. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a tool offering basic editing functions for you, then DVDFab Toolkit is the second-to-none choice. For more related information about this tool, such as how to convert FLAC to MP3 format, fast and free, then you are free to click here.
① Video: convert, trim/crop, mirror/flip/rotate, sharpen/unsharpen,deshake, denoise
② Audio: convert, trim/merge, normalzie, remux, extract audio, and adjust volume
③ Image: video to GIF/PIC, GIF/PIC to video
④ Watermark: add text/time/image to video
⑤ Subtitle: add subtitles to video, extract subtitles from video