Looking For Extracting Still Images from Video on Android – Here is Your Guide

Despite many innovations in camera-related tech, the editing suite lacks any progress in most smartphones. There’s nothing much you can do with it except exploit a few basic filters and editing tools. Guess my frustration when I couldn’t extract a simple image (or frame) from the beautiful 4K footage I shot using OnePlus 6T.

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This led me to search for some alternatives, and guess what? There are some cool apps on the market to do this job for you.
Here, you might argue that instead of going the extra mile, one might as well take a screenshot of the video. If you have pulled this feat earlier, you must know by now that the resulting image does no justice to the video quality. These images are often hazy, blurred and lack detail. Surely not something you’d want to post on Instagram or Facebook.
Fortunately, with high-resolution videos, one can easily extract still frames. Since the high-resolution videos capture more information, the frames captured are detailed, sharp, and of higher quality to work best for your social accounts.

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There are a few third-party Android apps that let you pull still images from a recorded video. In this article, we have picked three that do it perfectly. These apps are light in terms of filesize.

1. Video to Photo Frame Grabber

As suggestive of its name, Video to Photo Frame Grabber is a simple app and is an old timer in this field. The crux of this app is that it can capture multiple frames from a single video.
The app has a straightforward interface. All you have to do is choose the video from your collection and tap on the Camera icon at the bottom-left corner. It may take a little time for the image to appear. Additionally, you can select the area of the capture, and zoom on a particular subject.

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Furthermore, you can tweak the image settings such as the resulting File format, Image Quality, and Image Size. Undoubtedly, modifying the Image Quality parameter has a big difference with the output file. In my case, the default quality rendered a 700kb file from a 4K video, switching to Best produced a 4MB file with all details intact.

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The good thing is that Video to Photo Frame Grabber creates individual folders for every video on the phone gallery. This app comes with ads and there’s no way to remove them.

2. Video to Image Converter

Video to Image Converter works similar to the above app with the only difference being that it lets you edit photos after you take them. The capturing part is also similar. Tap on the Camera icon at the top-right corner, and you’ll be good to go.

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Once you have selected all the photos, hit Done. For editing photos, long-press on the captured frames and hit the edit icon at the bottom.
The defaults of Video to Image Converter are a bit better compared to the Video to Photo Frame Grabber app, with the default size of frames being more than 1MB for a 4K video. My only gripe is that the landing page looks quite dated.

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It also has a couple of other features like image editor and slideshow maker. However, they are pretty basic. Instead, you can use a dedicated photo editor like VSCO, Snapseed or PicsArt.

Video Resolution Video to Photo Frame Grabber Video to Image Converter Shutta
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3840×2160 4.49MB (Best) 4.02MB 4.39MB
1080×1920 1.20MB (Best) 1.21MB 1.18MB

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So, the next time you want to post a bunch of photos to your Facebook album from a long and arduous video, you know what to do. The best thing about these apps is that they are light (in terms of file size) and you can uninstall them as soon as your work is done so that they do not hog unnecessary space on your smartphone.

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