If you want to capture a still frame from a video clip, you can do it in Photoshop. Choose File>Import Video Frames to Layers, and all the frames will appear as layers. Choose the layers you want to use as images and export them. If you’re just looking to quickly snap a frame or two, it’s faster to do it in Lightroom. Import the video, switch to Loupe View (E), and at the bottom, you’ll see a video tool (it looks like a little slider). Click the gear icon at the right of the slider to open the view of the timeline. Drag the playhead to the frame that you want. Click on the little rectangle icon to the left of the gear icon, and choose Capture Frame. Now, your photo will be added to Lightroom, all ready for you to edit, export, and use. You’ll find the capture in the same folder where the video lives.

This tip previously published in Colin Smith’s Photoshop Tips column, in the January, 2019 issue of Photoshop User magazine.