VideoProc Converter

Best Free Video to JPG Converter for Mac and PC

  • Automatically convert videos to pictures precisely by frames
  • Manually press the screenshot icon to capture still frames
  • Convert video to JPG/PNG and more formats in full-quality outcome
  • Ultra-fast conversion boosted by level-3 GPU acceleration
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Top 7 Free Video to JPG Converter for Mac and PC (with Tutorial)

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Summary: JPG is an image format while the video is a media format, so they are definitely dissimilar to each other in every respect. The question is can you turn a video to JPG format? The answer is yes. Thus In this post, we will walk you through some of the top free video to JPG converters along with detailed tutorials illustrating how to convert video to JPG on Mac/PC and online. Beyond that, we have left in the FAQ section some of the top-asked questions about video to JPG for you to unearth.

You are dying to extract a JPG frame from the video as you accidentally take pictures with your phone in video mode, or you come to find a bunch of memorable frames out of a long MP4/MOV clip that you wish to share with your friends. Then what should you do to convert video to JPG frames? Using screenshots? Apparently a bad idea! One second of video may contain dozens of still frames, which is hard to be captured by pushing the screenshot shortcut key manually. Worse, the outcome will be much blurred when you capture pictures from a 4k resolution video as there are no options to change the output resolution information.

Then how to convert video to jpg without error or quality diminishes? The easiest option out of the bunch is getting the best video converter. Thus in this post, we have listed the top 7 free video to jpg converters for Mac, Windows, and online users as well as the easy-to-follow guide that you can dig in to convert video to picture without hassles.

Best Free Video to JPG Converter for Mac and PC

Compared with most video to JPEG converters that work on Windows only, VideoProc Converter supports both Windows and Mac to meet the requirements of different users on different platforms as many as possible.

VideoProc Converter – Convert Video to Picture/Frame without Blur

  • Convert MP4 video to JPG/JPEG and PNG pictures in full-quality outcome.
  • Auto-convert a 60S of 29.97FPS MP4 to 1800 pictures.
  • Manually press the screenshot icon to capture still frames.
  • A basket of features worth trying: converter, downloader, recorder, editor, DVDs back up, etc.

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Easy Steps to Convert Video to JPG using VideoProc Converter

VideoProc Converter offers you 2 ways to convert MP4/MOV/MKV/WebM to JPG/PNG:

  • Automatically convert videos to pictures precisely by frames.
  • Manually press the screenshot icon to capture still frames.

1. How to convert video to jpg files precisely frame by frame?

Step 1. Load the Source Video.

Click Video > +Video to load the source video.

Step 2. Open the Snapshot Window.

Click Toolbox to find Snapshot and then click the wheel-like icon besides it to open the video snapshot window.

Snapshot in Toolbox

Step 3. Customize Export Settings.

Click Run to start capturing snapshots from the video.

Tips: The output folder will pop up, once the job is finished, and you can find your snapshots folder, by which you can find all the pictures converted from a video.

Advanced Setting in VideoProc

2. How to Convert Video to JPG via Screenshotting?

Step 1. Click the play button to preview the video.

Step 2. Click the camera icon when you see your preferred frame.

Then, you can click the Folder icon by camera icon to open the output picture folder to check the captured video snapshot.

Screenshot

 Top 3 Best Video to JPG Converters for PC

1. DVDVideoSoft

It is a Windows based video to JPG and PNG converter, and you can have it on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP3. In DVDVideoSoft, you can extract pictures from a video file by frames and seconds.

How to convert video to frames via DVDVideoSoft

Step 1. Launch DVDVideoSoft, import video file by clicking the Add files button.

Step 2. Set extract by frames/seconds/every frame/total frames from video under Extract area.

Step 3. Name a video to JPEG file folder and set a destination route for it.

Step 4. Tap on the Convert button in the bottom right area.

Free Video to JPG Converter

By finishing the whole process, you'll have turned a video into frames. If you have set extract up to 100 pics from the video, you may need to wait patiently as it'll take a long time to create your requested frames and the conversion process really kills time.

Pros:

  • Easy to use.
  • Lightweight: 26.9 MB.
  • Support to convert MOV/MP4 video to JPG and PNG.

Cons:

  • No other modifications available.
  • No Mac version available.
  • Very slow conversion speed.

2. VLC media player

VLC media player, developed by VideoLAN organization, is a free and open source media player. You can use this cross-platform program as a free video to jpg converter for both desktop operating systems (Windows 64-bit, Linux, macOS) and mobile platforms (iOS, Android OS).

How to convert video to JPG in VLC?

Step 1. In VLC, you can click the Media option in the top-left toolbar and import your video files.

Step 2. After the video imported, you can play it for a while. After you find the frame you desire, then pause the video.

Step 3. Move to the Video option in the top menu area, then scroll down to the last tab Take Snapshot and click it.

By doing this, you'll convert an MP4 to an image sequence. Repeat the process until you convert all needed JPG pictures from the video.

VLC Media Player

Pros:

  • Crop, aspect ratio can be modified to fit individual needs.
  • Zoom option can be adjusted.

Cons:

  • You have to snapshot the JPG file one by one with several clicks.
  • The conversion speed is slow.

3. Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is widely known as a pro-level picture editor. Thanks to its support of H.264, AVI, MPEG-4, MOV, and MTS format, you can use this heavy picture editing software as a video to jpg or png converter to convert some MOV and AVI video to picture format including PNG, JPEG, JPG, and more.

How to convert video to photo via Photoshop

Step 1. Launch Photoshop, import the video file you've got.

Step 2. After importing the video file in it, define the start and end time of video frames that you wish to convert to JPG format.

Step 3. Go to File > Export > Render Video, pick up Photoshop Image Sequence option.

Step 4. Define an image size under Size and set a frame rate under Frame Rate.

Step 5. Select Work Area under Range tab > click Render in the top right corner side.

Adobe Video to Image Sequence

Pros:

  • A wide range of output picture formats.

Cons:

  • No software download and installation needed.
  • A paid software.

3 Free Online Video to JPG Converters

If you are seeking a quick solution to convert video to photo/picture/frame, the online video to JPG converter would be a great way out. But before you go anywhere futher, take a look at some of the most common shortcomings of using web-based video to JPG converters:

  • Unstable conversion speed due to the high reliance on your network conditions.
  • Online converter might not allow the users to choose a seperate output folder.
  • The safety and security of your privacy cannot be guaranteed since most web-based programs will upload your unprotected files to the cloud.

But if you still wish to reach out to an online free video to JPG converters, check out the following top 3 pieces that could deliver a decent conversion result.

1. ACONVERT

ACONVERT is an online application that supports converting several of media including documents, ebooks, images, video, and audio. By using its picture Image conversion feature, we can not only convert a picture from or to JPG, PNG, DDS, and SVG but also convert MP4, MOV, MKV, and video from other popular formats to JPG files.

How to convert video to JPG with ACONVERT?

Step 1. In ACONVERT, you can press Choose Files to add a video file from your local file folder.

Step 2. Choose the target format you desire > click on the Convert Now button.

Notice that there's a limitation on the file size you import, so make sure that your file size is under 200M, or it will be rejected to upload.

ACONVERT Video to JPG Converter

Pros:

  • Various kinds of target format provided.
  • No software download and installation needed.

Cons:

  • The video size should not exceed 200M.
  • Default settings, no customization on the picture allowed.
  • Your computer may be attacked by viruses.
  • Too many ads.

2. Filezigzag

Filezigzag enables you to extract picture files from videos with a size smaller than 50M. For the whole process, you won’t be required to log in or installing any additional plugin.

How to convert video to photo via Filezigzag

Step 1. Loading your source video from the PC.

Step 2. Choose JPG as the output picture format.

Step 3. Enter your email address. (the output file will be sent to this mail).

Filezigzag Convert Video to JPG

Pros:

  • Relatively large output picture formats options.
  • Support the simple editing of output images such as changing the size of pictures.

Cons:

  • Slow response speed.
  • Not support the batch conversion.

3. Online Convert

The online image converter allows you to free convert videos smaller than 100MB to JPG file after registering.

How to convert video to picture via Online Convert

Step 1. Import the video from your hard drive, Google Drive, Dropbox or URL.

Step 2. Set output quality and compress grade. If you need a high-quality outcome, there you can choose "best quality" for quality settings, and "low" for compress grade.

Step 3. Press Start Conversion to start to convert video to picture.

Online Convert Tool

Pros:

  • Can read and output tons of media formats.
  • Boast advanced options to adjust picture and video quality.

Cons:

  • Constrain you to handle video with size smaller than 100MB.
  • Difficult interface.

FAQs on Video to JPG Converter

1. How do I convert iPhone Video to JPEG?

If you are using an iPhone product, you can do a screenshot in 2 ways as follows:

  • Press the home button and the power button at the same time anytime you find the proper frame. By doing this, your desired frame will be kept in the local Photos library where you can go check them later.
  • When you find some desired clips, specify the location and pause the fame, you can have the AssistiveTouch for help: tap the button on your screen > Device > More > Screenshot. You may have to repeat the whole process until you've got all the desired frames in Photos.

2. How to get an image from a video on a mobile phone?

If you are Android phone users, things may be a little confusing as each Android phone setting may vary from brand to brand. In most conditions, however, you can press the power button for a few seconds > then tap screenshot. If that doesn't work, you can hold the power and the volume down button simultaneously for a couple of seconds to get a screenshot. In some Android phones, you may need to pull down the notification panel and tap on the icon.

3. Can I customize the picture size in VideoProc Converter after converting?

Definitely YES. In VideoProc Converter, when converting the video to JPG, you can change and set the picture size in various file sizes: 480x320, 640x480, 720x480, 960x640, 1280x720, 1920x1080. Download the software now to try:

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of the VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share creative content and useful information with readers. She has a strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in editing tips.

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