How and with what to make a freeze-frame from the video

Quite often, the user is faced with the need to freeze a frame in any video fragment that can be broadcast directly from the computer's memory, from video hosting resources or by transmitting it live. This need can be caused by various reasons, for example, in a certain period of time on a certain frame, the user needs to make a mark, and in order not to edit the entire fragment (which you first need to find and download), it uses only a frame (photo), which is incomparably easier . Within the framework of this article, several programs are to be analyzed that will fully satisfy these needs and provide the most extensive functionality for the implementation of any creative ideas.

How to get a photo from the video frame.

“Movavi Video Converter”

The software from Movavi has enjoyed a steady user interest for years. “Movavi” editors and converters in their work are used not only by ordinary users for “home use”, but also by professionals in the field of installation and post-processing. The developer was successfully able to meet the functional and financial needs of users by releasing many versions of their editors with a free trial period and a fairly loyal price for licensed use. You can purchase this converter on the official website of the developers - //, and installing it does not take much time and effort. After the launch of the program, only a few steps will remain to create a cherished freeze frame, namely:

  • It is necessary to add a video fragment to the program window; accordingly, it is necessary to download it in any way available to you, but preferably in the maximum quality, so that the created photo retains all the important elements of the frame.
  • To add, click on the button "Add file" - "Add video" and among the existing directories, select the one that contains the file you need.
  • The selected file will be displayed in the main window, and next to it you will be able to see the “Edit” button, click on it.
  • An editor window will open, where you will only have to select the fragment of the video you need, using the slider and the timeline, after which you will need to click on the icon with the “Camera” image to save the photo in the format you need.

That's all, as you can see, there is nothing beyond the complex in this process. Similarly, there are other software options, of which dozens can be found on the Internet, for example, “AVS Video Editor” or “Video MASTER”. The necessary functionality has any video editor, even with the most minimal functional set. It should be noted that the use of this software assumes the presence of the video file you need on your hard drive or on any other storage device.


If you need to make a still image in a video that is broadcast live or on some video hosting, then you can get away with a trivial tool - it is to create a screenshot using the “PrtScn”, “PrtScr” or “PrtSc” button.

An alternative to the standard tool can be called third-party software, which essentially facilitates the creation and editing of the screenshot. For example, it is quite popular utility "LightShot".