Export photos from video using Adobe Photoshop

There are many options when it comes to extracting still images from videos on computer. For example, Windows users can make use of Windows Photos app to save photos from video, Mac users can use QuickTime Player to grab video frames and save as photos. If you are a Photoshop user, you have more options to get any frames or pictures from a video. This article will show you how to extract a still image from a video using Adobe Photoshop on a Windows 11 PC.

Method 1. Quickly export video frames as PNG

This is the fastest way you can extract a video frame using Photoshop.

Firstly go to open the video in Photoshop. In Photoshop, go to the File > Open. Navigate to the folder where your video file is saved. You can also drag the video directly into Photoshop to open it.

You will see the Timeline below the preview window. Drag the play head on the timeline until you find the frame you want to save as a still image. Then go to File > Export > Quick Export as PNG, select a location on your PC to save the video frame.

Photoshop for Windows quickly export video frames as PNG image

Repeat the steps above to export more photos from the video in Photoshop. All video frames will be saved as PNG images in this way.

Method 2. Batch export video frames

In Photoshop, go to File > Export > Render Video…, then click Select Folder… to select a folder to save the images to be extracted, choose Photoshop Image Sequence, select an image format, BMP, JPEG, PNG or TIFF. In the Range section, choose All Frames, or manually choose the Start Frame and End Frame. When the video is very long and contains a lot of frames, we recommend you select the frame range other than exporting all video frames. Finally click on Render button and the selected frames will be saved to the folder you have specified above.

Photoshop for Windows render video to quickly batch export video frames