Export a still image

The Export Frame buttons  in the Source Monitor and Program Monitor enable you to quickly export frames of video without using the Adobe Media Encoder. This is sometimes called a frame grab.


The Export Frame button does not appear by default. You can add it from the button editor. For information about adding buttons to the button bar, see Customizing the monitor panel button bar.

  1. Position the playhead at the desired frame in a clip or sequence.
  2. Click the Export Frame button  .

    The Export Frame dialog box opens with the name field in text edit mode. The entire name is selected for editing. By default, the frame name contains the name of the source clip or sequence, and an auto-incremented number. For example, Premiere Pro names frames exported from a clip named Clip.mov, "Clip.mov.Still001," "Clip.mov.Still002," "Clip.mov.Still003," and so on. Even if you rename the frame, Premiere Pro uses the next number the next time you export a frame from that same clip.

    By default, Premiere Pro selects the format last used for a frame export.

  3. Do one of the following:
    • Type a new name for the frame. Select a format from the Format: menu. Browse to a destination for the frame. Click OK.

    • Press Enter to accept the default frame name, format, and location.

    Premiere Pro exports a frame. By default, Premiere Pro sets the color bit depth of the exported frame to the color bit depth of the source clip or sequence.

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