Take a "snapshot" or export a frame/still capture in Camtasia

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I would like to take a picture or snapshot of the preview screen at different times to add to my ibrabry. I could do this in movie maker. Is it possible in camtasia?
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Yes, you can do this with File > Produce Special > Export frame as...

That will save the current preview frame as an image.

Hope this helps.
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Thank you, very helpful!!!
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I can't find "Produce Special" on my file menu. Have later editions since this was posted changed how this is done?
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for Camtasia Studio for Windows 8.5.2, it is still file/produce special/export frame as
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Phil Chenevert

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Yes, that is exactly what I wanted to know. Searching the Help files did not tell me this. Thanks!!!!!
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That works great for stop action!!! Way to go...........
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
How can I Capture a still from video?.

How to Capture a still from the video so I can make a photo?

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how to make this for all frames at the same time
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If you are wanting to convert a video into a PNG Image file. Camtasia doesn't have an output setting for doing this.

 If you want to do this to a Camtasia recording file. I would "First" make my recordings using the .avi format.
This saves you the extra step of converting a .trec recording into video.

Then you can use another program to convert it into a Image file.

Regards, Joe 
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When I tried this, the image just came out black.  Any thoughts??

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