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Chapter 15. Creating Output > Exporting Single Still Images

Exporting Single Still Images

You can export the current frame of video from the program or source clip as a single still-image file.

To export a single frame:

1.
Do either of the following:

  • To export a frame in the program, cue the current frame to the frame that you want to export (indicated by the current frame in the program view or the edit line in the timeline).

    or

  • To export a frame in a clip, cue the current frame to the frame that you want to export (Figure 15.36).

    Figure 15.36. To export a frame in a clip, cue the current frame to the frame that you want to export.

2.
Choose either of the following:

File > Export Clip > Frame—to export a frame from a source clip (Figure 15.37).

Figure 15.37. Choose File > Export Clip > Frame to export a frame in the program. You can also export a frame from the timeline.


File > Export Timeline > Frame— to export a frame from the program.

The Export Still Frame dialog box appears.

3.
Click Settings (Figure 15.38).

Figure 15.38. In the Export Still Frame dialog box, click Settings.


The General panel of the Export Still Frame Settings dialog box appears.

4.
From the File Type pull-down menu, choose a still-image format (Figure 15.39).

Figure 15.39. In the General panel of the Export Still Frame Settings dialog box, from the File Type pull-down menu, choose a still-image format. Also, check whether you want Premiere to open the still image file.


The available options depend on the platform you're using. TIFF is common to both Mac and Windows.

5.
Do any of the following:

  • To open the exported still image automatically, check Open When Finished.

  • To specify options for GIF images, click Advanced Options.

6.
To specify settings in another category, click the Next or Previous button, or choose the category from the pull-down menu.

If necessary, specify the Video, Keyframe and Rendering, and Special Processing settings.

7.
Click OK.

The Export Still Frame Settings dialog box closes, and you return to the Export Still Frame dialog box.

8.
Specify a name and destination for the still image, and click Save (Figure 15.40).

Figure 15.40. After you specify other settings, click OK to return to the Export Still Frame dialog box. Specify a name and destination for the file, and click Save.


The frame you specified is exported as a still-frame file, in the format and location you set.


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