Extracting Images From Movie

Dear Computer Lady,

I need your help! I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7.

I have a program called Windows Movie Maker and would like to transfer a CD that has old home movies on it to my computer. The reason is that I would like to take some of the movie frames and pick out certain relatives who have passed on and put the pictures on a closed family group webpage on Facebook for those who would like to see them.

I can put the entire CD on my laptop, but I’m stuck from there on. How do I bring up certain clips (pictures) of the video, save them on my laptop, so I can upload them to the family webpage? I did get a few of the clips from the CD, but don’t have a clue as to how I did it.

Can you give me some pointers on how to get certain pictures from the CD, and put them on my computer? I’ve been racking my brain for a couple months trying to figure this out. I need help!

Thank you in advance. Susan

Hi Susan,

Are you sure that is something that Windows Movie Maker can do?

I have looked at the website, and don’t see any mention of being able to extract a frame to a still picture.

Unfortunately, if it is not a feature built into the program, then you can’t do it with that program.

I did find a free program online called, Image Grab at: http://paul.glagla.free.fr/imagegrab_en.htm

I have not used this program, but there are a couple of really positive reviews online.


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    • putergirl
    • December 30, 2011

    For Susan who wants to extract a frame from a movie clip and save it as a picture on her computer. I, too, use Windows 7 on my HP laptop. It came with “Windows Live Movie Maker”. I open the program > click on “add videos and photos” > I then play the video and when it gets to a frame I want to copy, I pause it, then click on SNAPSHOT. It opens a new window that allows me rename it and save it to my pictures folder.
    Easy to do. Good Luck. If you still need help, leave a comment.

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