In Photos app, while playing a movie, if you select the gear in player controller appear a menu list.

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Selecting "Export frame to Pictures" (or something like that) Photos should save the frame... but I can't understand where!

It's not in pictures folder and not in Photo's moments so...where is it saved?

  • Is it possible to get that cog menu in QuickTime without having to import the video into Photos? – Matt Sephton Apr 18 '18 at 22:12

You can find the frame in your Picture folder under the name Frame_something.tiff. Then you can import that frame in the Photos app like a normal picture.


The TIFF for the frame you exported will be within /Users/[Your Username]/Pictures.

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