There are two methods for exporting an individual frame from a Premiere Pro project. One is quick and simple but doesn't give you much control. The other involves more steps but gives you more control over things like size and compression amount.
There are two methods for exporting an individual frame from a Premiere Pro project. One is quick and simple but doesn’t give you much control. The other involves more steps but gives you more control over things like size and compression amount.
This is the quickest method. But it doesn’t give you much control over the output.
The icon doesn’t exactly leap out at you. Here’s where to find it.
You’ll then get a small export frame dialog box. You don’t have a lot of options here, but you can choose the filename and where to save it.
You can also choose the file format. There’s the option of JPG, DPX, OpenEXR, PNG, Targa, and TIFF. You don’t have any control over the amount of compression, etc.
There’s also another way to export a single still frame from a project. It gives you far more control but is also more convoluted.
You can technically do this later, but I find that the control is a bit more precise here.
You can, if you prefer, use the timeline under the preview to position the playhead on the frame you want to export. It automatically goes to the frame you’ve chosen in the main timeline, but you can change it here if you like.
If you can’t see these options, click on the small arrow to the left of “Export Settings” to expand the panel.
It should automatically check the “Export Video” box, but in case it hasn’t, check that. The “Export Audio” option that’s usually there for exporting video will be unavailable for obvious reasons.
If you want to set the filename of the exported file, click on the “Output Name” filename that should be bright blue.
There are three main things to set here:
There are two more options: aspect (referring to video aspect, not the aspect ratio of the finished image) and render at maximum depth. In most cases, you can ignore those for this purpose.
To export immediately, hit the Export Button. To enqueue with other export jobs, hit the Queue button.