ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Capture Still Images From A Movie

Updated on October 7, 2012
Limestone Hills: Captured from the documentary film, Planet Earth.
Limestone Hills: Captured from the documentary film, Planet Earth.
Ted Crawford pointing a gun to his wife in Fracture.
Ted Crawford pointing a gun to his wife in Fracture.
A captured still image from the movie, Hero, starring Jet Li.
A captured still image from the movie, Hero, starring Jet Li.

Watching movies is one of the most common entertainment among people. I, for one, love to watch movies of all genres, old or new.

For almost 5 years I have been listing all the movies that my husband and I have watched together. Total movies on the list? 1013 and increasing! Just recently we have seen the documentary film series, Planet Earth. I was totally struck by its extraordinary photography. I couldn't take my eyes off the screen without giving you a face of amazement, awe and wonder. The picturesque landscapes are so great and impressively beautiful that I wanted to capture each one of them and decided to build myself a photo blog where images are captured from movies or videos. But I got one problem: How am I supposed to do that? I think there's a software for that but we don't have it yet. So I tried many ways. At few first attempts I was able to capture these images but when I tried uploading one on to my blog I was not able to do so because the blog platform that I am using does not support jpeg or png or gif files. Another problem! To make this story short, I finally got it right after a few more minutes of trying different ways.

Here it is: (We are using GOM Player)

1. Go to the drive where your movies are stored. Click the one which you want to capture still images from.

2. When the movie is already playing, decide which scenes you want to capture.

3. When you have decided which scenes to be captured, put the cursor in the middle or on the side of the screen. Right click, point the cursor to Video, then click Save the Current Frame.

  • Proper timing is needed so you'll capture the exact frame you wanted. You can use copy the current frame but it will be copied to clipboard and it could take time to retrieve the captured image. So I suggest to use save the current frame.
  • The moment you click that save the current frame, Saved to the designated folder will appear on the upper left corner of the screen. Now, you might wonder where is that "designated folder"?

4. To see where the captured image went, simply right click on the movie screen again, point the cursor to Video and click Open a Capture Folder. Then the folder opens and you can see the captured image.

5. In the capture folder, click on the captured image twice to check if it is the proper frame you wanted to copy. If it is, click the save icon which is just below the screen or simply use CTRL+S. A pop up window will appear.

6. In that pop up window, you can find Save in section where you can choose which folder to save the image. After you do that, under the File name section, change the file name altogether. For example: With Bicentennial.Man.1999.DVDRip.x264.YIFY as the original file name change it to Bicentennial Man. Then in the save as type section, change BMP to JPEG or PNG.

You're done! You can now use the captured images!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Astralrose profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from India

      Moonlake, I haven't tried using Snippy Tool. In fact, this is the first time I heard that...from you! I'll check that, too. Thank you for clicking the up thumb :-)

    • moonlake profile image


      6 years ago from America

      Interesting and a good idea. I have captured parts of a movie with Snippy Tool. I also play them on the tv than snap a picture with my camera. I don't GOM but I will have to try it with some of my programs. Voted uP!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)