How to make a photo from a video?

Many of my videos have a lot of useless footage on them.  I know how to edit a video, my problem is that I want to make a photo from it so that I can delete the video later. When a video is in pause mode, how can I make a photo for a slide show from the frozen scene on a video?

Hi ccneversayno,

Welcome to Microsoft Answers!

When the video is in a Pause mode, you can press the Print Screen button on the keyboard which will save the image of the entire screen.

Now open Paint feature in Windows Vista and right click on the plane surface of the Paint window and click on Paste.

Now, you’ll have to crop the picture so that you should get only the picture.

Check out this link on How to crop a picture in Paint.

The above link also applies for Windows Vista.

If you want to capture a lot of pictures from the Video, I would suggest you to search for some third party players which have an option of Snapshot or Capture.

Hope this information is helpful.

Mouneshwar R – Microsoft Support

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Last updated February 13, 2021 Views 26,220 Applies to: