Wow incredible. Literally every non-linear editor can export a still frame. So instead of 4 mouse clicks, open or install other apps and 15+ steps. Interesting.
Chalk it up to another one of those applesque "we are going to make it sooo easy to do this but forget about anything else" mentality. I really want to love apple/osx but they make it sooo hard.
I guess your supposed to drop $300 on final cut
Ok, this should work;
Get the clip that you want as a freeze frame. Create a new project.
Drag the freeze frame that you want to the beginning of the project.
Click "View" and choose, "Playback in Full-Screen Mode"
Full-screen mode will appear with your freeze frame at the beginning. This will go for 4 seconds.
During this 4 seconds, simultaneously hold the command, shift, and 3 keys. It will save the photo to your desktop.
from there, just drag it into IPhoto and you are set.
Hope that helps.
Thank you so much for this answer AFTERIMAGES.... It was killing me that I couldn't just get a picture and I had to export, import, etc... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
With cursor at the frame you want, right (control) click and pick Add Freeze Frame.
iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.5.6), G-drive, Canon HV20, Canon MP610, iPhone 3GS
Hi everyone, I know this is a week or two old, but hopefully this link helps. All the best options to do this are indicated here.
Best of luck!
thanks to everyone who posted solutions and workarounds.
in iMovie Freaking HD approximately seventeen thousand years ago, this was not an issue. how hard could it be to have a command that goes "export this as a jpg now" with one click?
yep, they want us all to put down a bunch of cash on Final Cut.
though they generally remove my posts that suggest this sort of thing: Apple continues to disappoint. in a couple years, there will be no Mac OS, only some little cheezball iOS adaptation. "easy" to use. please, someone, take advantage of this hole that will slowly appear in the market! if Apple won't give us Apple products any more, maybe someone else can reinvent the Mac!