I appreciate the help on this one.. but this is a little too much involved for what I need to do right now....
using imovie 6, I looked into the help section, and it tell me that I can export to expert settings... mpeg-4, BMP, Picture.... picture is the one I want... but tried it and do not see an option.
further, when I dod command+shift+E, (export) I see the dialog window with a "share selected clips only" with a selection bos next to it. if I remember right, this box had to be selectd to export a JPEG... but I cannot selct that box.. it is greyed out!
While I was w8ting for the answer, I found a similar way to doing it... but more payfull.
1st- I moved the playhead to where I wanetd to and did Command +shift+ S...it created a 5 sec DV still .
2nd selected that DV still into the side pane and did Command + shift +E (EXPORT) [and selected the "share selected clips only"] "Export to Quick time --> expert settings--> Export movie to picture --> selected compressions type Photo/jpeg and voila! I had a jepg of the moive clip!
I went to China, in order to take a short trip of 2 miles.... I took the looooong Route... Like they say... there's more than one road that leads to Rome!..... Got there... but on the back of a Donkey when I could have taken an ariplane! lol
Thank for your help.... I'm gonna save it in my notes! Gonna take the fast route next time!