Taking pictures from a video is a great way to capture a memory you didn’t know you had. Luckily, your Android phone is more than equipped to help you capture that moment. We’re going to walk you through how to take a picture from a video on Android, whether you’re looking to edit an old clip or just want to pull that perfect selfie from your most recent video.
1. Import the video file to the gallery
In order to take a still picture from a video on your Android phone, you will first need to import the video file into the gallery. This can be done in a few ways: you can either connect your phone to your computer and drag-and-drop the file into the gallery, or you can open the gallery and tap the menu icon in the top-left corner. From there, select “Import” and choose the video file you want to use. Once the file is imported, locate it in the gallery and tap it to open it.
2. Take a screenshot of the video
Step 2 is taking a screenshot of the video. This is easy to do on an iPhone. Just hold down the Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time and release them when you see the screenshot animation. Android phones are a little bit more complicated. You need to enable Developer Options, which can be done by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on the Build Number seven times. Once you’ve enabled Developer Options, you can go back to Settings and find Developer Options. Within Developer Options, enable Take Screenshots. Now when you’re watching the video, you can just press the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time to take a screenshot.
3. Edit the photo
1. Find the video you want to take a picture from 2. Open the video and select the frame you want to take the picture from 3. Edit the photo 4. Save the photo
4. Select a sharing method
Now that you have the perfect picture, it’s time to share it! There are a few different ways to do this. You can either email it to yourself or a friend, or post it on social media. If you’re posting it on social media, you have a few different options. You can post it as a picture, or you can post it as a video. If you post it as a video, your followers will be able to see the picture by clicking on the thumbnail. However, if you post it as a picture, your followers will be able to see it in all its glory, no clicking required!
5. Finally, hold the phone still and hit the record button. Keep in mind that the video will be shorter if you’re recording in portrait mode instead of landscape.
When you’re done taking screenshots, you’ll be able to edit and share them as normal.