Extracting still images from a movie with ImageBrowser EX
Article ID: ART134487 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Extracting still images from a movie with ImageBrowser EX


You can use the ImageBrowser EX (provided software) to extract still images from a movie and save them as image files.

  • The operations described here assume that the ImageBrowser EX software from the supplied CD (DIGITAL CAMERA Solution Disk) has been installed, and has been updated over the Internet.
  • In this section, Windows 7 is used as an example. Depending on the operating system you are using, on-screen displays and operations may differ slightly.

1. Double-click the icon on your desktop to start [ImageBrowser EX].

If you do not find a shortcut icon for [ImageBrowser EX] on your desktop, start [ImageBrowser EX] by clicking [Start] (
) > [All Programs] or [Programs] > [Canon Utilities] > [ImageBrowser EX], in that order.

On a Mac, click the [ImageBrowser EX] icon on the [Dock]. If no [ImageBrowser EX] icon is found on the [Dock], click [Go] on the menu bar, select [Applications], and then open [Canon Utility] > [ImageBrowser EX], and then select and start [ImageBrowser EX].

2. ImageBrowser EX starts. On the main screen, select the movie from which you want to extract still images. A [
] mark appears on the upper-left corner of movie file thumbnails.

3. Click [Edit], and then click [Extract Multiple Images from Movie].

4. The [Set extraction method] screen will appear. Select an extraction method, and then click [Next].

[Extract all frames]This option extracts all the frames in a movie as still images.
[Specify an interval and extract frames]This option extracts still images from a movie at intervals of a set number of frames or seconds.
[Specify the number of copies and extract frames]This option extracts a specified number of still images from the frames of a movie. The interval at which each of the specified number of images is extracted is calculated evenly across the movie's number of frames.
[Extract a specified image]This option extracts a still image of a scene of your choice during movie playback.

5. The [Preview image] screen will appear.
  • When [Extract a specified image] is selected in the window in step 4, you can play the movie in the upper section of the window and extract an image by clicking the [Add] button when you reach a scene you like.
  • The images that are checked (
    ) will be saved.
  • Check the extracted images and click the [Next].

6. The [Save] window appears.
Specify the required settings (save destination, etc.) and then click the [Save]. Still image extraction begins.

This completes the process of extracting multiple still images from movies.