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How to Convert an MP4 to JPEG

Updated July 18, 2017

You have a video saved in MP4 format of your cousin's stag party, but you need to make a photo for a wedding present. Not a problem. With the correct media player and a few simple steps, you can create a JPEG worthy of hanging from one of the many frames in your video. Both MPEG Streamclip and QuickTime Pro can be used to create a still image from a video clip. MP4 (or MPEG-4) are moving images captured at 23.9 frames per second.

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Go to the File menu and select "Open file." Indicate the location of the MP4 video that you would like to convert to JPEG.

Use scrubber to navigate to the frame of the MP4 that you would like to convert to a JPEG.

Go to the File menu. Select "Export."

Change the Export drop-down menu to "Movie to Picture." Change the Use drop-down menu to "Photo-JPEG." Name and set a location to which to save the file.

Click on the "Save" button.

Go to the File menu and select "Open file." Indicate the location of the MP4 video that you would like to convert to JPEG.

Use the scrubber to navigate to the frame of the MP4 that you would like to convert to a JPEG.

Go to the File menu and select "Export Frame."

Select your frame size. In the Format drop-down menu, select "JPEG."

Push the "Save" button. Type in a name and location for the JPEG you are creating, when prompted. Push the "Save" button.

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Things You'll Need

  • PC running Windows XP or above
  • Mac running OSX 10.3 or above
  • MPEG Streamclip
  • QuickTime Pro

About the Author

Bey Wesley is an experienced writer and researcher, and has written white papers for several software packages. Additionally he has researched books and magazine articles for major publications. He has a degree in English from James Madison University.

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