I took a video with my iPhone 5s. I would like to print one frame of this video as a still picture. I tried taking a screen shot of it, but ended up with the menu on the top and bottom of the picture. Is there an easier way of keeping one frame of a video as a still picture?


If you tap the screen, the top and bottom bars disappear, and you can take your screen shot then. However, taking a screenshot may give you a lower quality result that may not look nice printed out. iMovie (Mac or for iPhone) should be able to do this without a loss in quality, as well as other video editors / certain video players (e.g. VLC).

  • Or with VLC's snapshot feature. – EDP Oct 22 '15 at 17:02
  • In iOS10 you're stuck with the pause icon in the middle of the image. – Justin Emlay Aug 10 '17 at 18:51
  • @JustinEmlay pause icon? What app? – shim Aug 10 '17 at 18:53
  • Stock photo app to view videos. When you pause it the start icon is right in the middle. i.imgur.com/roeoXlT.jpg – Justin Emlay Aug 10 '17 at 22:30
  • Play it then pause it and it doesn't come back, at least not in iOS 10.3.3 – shim Aug 10 '17 at 22:32

There are several apps if you want to do it on iphone. I used Vhoto for a while ago. They also added gif conversion. Its free so you can try easily Here are the key features taken from itunes description.

Key Features:

  • Record or import your videos
  • Vhoto finds and creates GIFs and pics
  • Trim to create the perfect loop
  • Nudge to get the best moment
  • Easily text GIFs and post anywhere to Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
  • 100% free!

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .