Pocket Scrapping – Capture Frames from Videos

Happy New Year! It’s been a while but I’m back with another page for my 2015 (!) album. Where in the world did 2016 and 2017 go? I’ve got plans to get those years scrapped, but for now let’s stay focused on 2015. I struggled with this week because I really didn’t have a lot of photos to choose from. I had a bunch of silly photos of me and my daughter but there was no “story” behind them. Just a lot of silly photos for no reason at all. Then I had a bunch of really blurry photos of my kids and their cousins building a blanket fort in the basement. A few obligatory birthday cake photos and one video of my daughter practicing soccer. I needed more photos, so I pulled them from the video. In today’s post, I’m going to teach you how easy it is to capture frames from videos to use as still photos in your layouts.


Let’s take a look at this week’s spread:



Let’s talk about the left side first.



The photos of me and my daughter were taken with my iPhone and weren’t very good quality, so I applied a few Lightroom Presets that softened them a little and turned them black and white. Because there was no “story” to go with them, I created a filler card with a paper that matched the blue in my daughter’s coverup from a photo on the right side. I clipped the paper to the photo spot, added a camera element and an epoxy heart element, cut a strip from the paper and added a caption. Done!


On to the right side.



I added the three birthday photos and journal cards but I had no more photos and no more stories. None of the photos were good enough to warrant more real estate on the page, so I had to find more photos. Looking at the video, I decided to google how to capture a still photo from a video in Lightroom and couldn’t believe how easy it was. Here’s how.


Step One: Scrub Through Each Frame

Huh? Scrub through each frame? Yes. Use the scrubber to move the video slowly through each frame until you find the exact spot that you would like to freeze into a photo.



Step Two: Capture the Frame

Once you have located the exact spot that you would like to capture as a photo, click on the Frame icon which looks like a rectangle with a frame around it.



Next, select Capture Frame and you will have a photo that you can work with in the Develop module just like any other photograph.



As a result, I was able to complete my layout with two additional photos that I didn’t have before! Hopefully, this post will help some of you find some really great photos you didn’t even know you had!


Happy Scrapping!



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  • Neeka February 11, 2018   Reply →

    I did not know you could do this…so awesome! thank you!

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