How to take a picture from a video on Android

It is quite easy to take a still photo from a video on an Android Device. You have multiple options to do so.

You can either take a still photo from a video on your Android phone using the gallery app.

You can either use a third-party app to capture a photo from a video. Android phones even allow you to take a photo while record video.

In this article, we will be discussing them all.

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Capturing A Photo From Video Using Google Photos on Android

You can easily capture a photo from a video using your gallery app on your Android phone.

  • First of all, open the gallery app on your phone.
  • In the gallery, play the video from which you want to capture the photo, and drag the duration bar to that point.
  • You will see an image capture icon on your screen when you drag to that point. Click on it, and it will save the photo, and you will be able to preview the photo that is taken.

You will be able to find the photo that you took from the video in the gallery app.

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Capturing A Picture While Recording The Video

Capturing photo while taking a video on Android
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You can either capture the photo when you are recording a video. This feature saves you from stopping the video you are recording to take a shot.

Instead, what you can do is open your camera app on your Android phone, and start recording the video.

Of course that you will be doing it already if you want to save a picture while recording.

While you record the video, you will see an image icon at the bottom of your screen. Click on this icon will take a photo while recording the videos.

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Using Third-Party Application To Take A Photo From Video

Take a photo from video using Kinemaster on Android
Take a photo from video using Kinemaster on Android

You can use third-party applications and a video editor like Kinemaster to take a photo from the video.

While editing the video, you will see an icon to capture the photo, which will be present just above the settings. Clicking on it will open a list of functions to perform.

Click on capture and save, and this will take a snapshot from the video, and save the image to your gallery app.


That’s how you can take photos from videos or while recording videos on your Android phone. Hope this article helped you out. If the steps mentioned above were helpful, then do let us know in the comments section.

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