There are actually two ways to output a single frame of your movie.
But assuming you're using the Freeze Frame tool in version 13:
1) Click to select the clip on the timeline that you're going to output your frame frame.
2) Position the CTI playhead over the frame you want to output.
3) Go to the Action Bar, select Tools, then Freeze Frame.
4) Click the Export button.
Are these the steps you're taking to output a frame of your movie?
EXACTLY. After (4) I always get the same message, Select a Clip.
I have the version 11 manual, for my PE 11. Read it many times.
Thanks for replying!
On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 8:20 AM, Steve Grisetti <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sorry, that's exactly how it works -- and that's how it works for me. Except that technically you DON'T have to select a clip on the timeline. Just position the CTI over the frame you want and select Tools/Freeze Frame.
What operating system are you on?
For your consideration after you have finished your discussion in progress.
Premiere Elements 11....
Tools Menu/Freeze Frame
Timeline Indicator at frame wanted for the bmp freeze frame
If you only have "Export in Photoshop Elements after inserting" with check mark, and you select just Export button, you should be getting an Export Frame dialog with a Save Button at its bottom right. Are you seeing that Save dialog or only a message about selecting a clip? This route is not automatically opening the bmp freeze frame in Photoshop Elements. It is just saving it to the computer hard drive from where you can import that into Photoshop Elements.
With check mark next to Edit in Photoshop Elements after inserting.....
If instead, you do not click Export, but just Insert in Movie, then you get the insert in movie as well as Photoshop Elements opening automatically with your bmp freeze frame in its Editor workspace for editing.
For your consideration for further information
If necessary, please post a screenshot of the message that you are getting after you hit "Export" in the Tools Menu/Freeze Frame.
I seem to have missed your reply to this "Win 7Pro" message; I cannot find
it in my sent email in sequence with the previous. .
I usually save all my video stills first, then open Photoshop, by habit;
and I see today where they are saved by PS11.
I also see where the last export files went, into my own folder of video
projects. Perhaps it is working OK.
NOW I can make a Export test file and see how it goes directly to PShop, I
did a test, and the results are different from my original tries, so maybe
it works, but I did not get the unhappy "Select a Clip" warning message.
Getting late, will follow up tomorrow, when my eyes open again.
THANKS for the help!
I found where the export images are stored, and there are new folders for
each project, no surprise. BUT I need a reminder of the subjects before
drilling down into each set.. Is is OK to put a folder into each new
instance of a project, and just label the folders only, no need to put
anything in them. This could be a quick(er) way to locate the stuff. I
assume this will not affect PE11 finding its stuff later.
It looks like PE makes dedicated folders for future use, most are empty.
Interesting finds, Leonard.