Answer Best answer as chosen by user yakers123
Here is a way to do it,
assuming that you have iLife 011
Create a folder on the desktop and call it still images
Start a new project.
Call it whatever you want.
Your video clips, which should include all the movies you have imported into iMovie, should appear in one window, the event library, pane of iMovie.
Find the movie that you want to extract stills from. As you move the mouse over the movie you will see it play in the pane on the right.
If you hold down the mouse button and drag, you select a portion of the movie.
Make the selection as small as possible but make sure it contains the image you are trying to save.
Once done, right click and "Add still frame to project" The selection will go down to the time line
Click "Share" in the menubar
Make sure you are looking at the full Save As dialog box by making the triangle at the right end of the Save As line point Upwards. Just click it and you will see the difference. Up shows the complete dialog.
Make sure that you have selected the folder on the desktop, that you created earlier, as the destination.
In the Save as line put Stills
Choose "export using quicktime"
Select Movie to image sequence
Select Jpeg, 29.97 fps
Once the export is complete, minimize iMovie (yellow dot at top left of iMovie window) and open the Still Images folder.
Lots of JPEG images in there. Check them all and choose the one that you like best. Drag it to iPhoto.
If the picture you wanted is not there, go back to iMovie, delete the selection in the time line and start over.
Try it and let me know how you get on
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