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Are you saying that you want to back up your photos but not your video, Jan?
well My DV clips are several 100GB and I have them in separate folders and I back them to portable harddisk and put in my "bank box" - I do not need to have those backed up every time I back up my photos.
I add photos more often than video.
But I really like the tagging feature and would like to tag all videoclips with place, persons in clip etc - but having the clip as a small jpeg photo so it will take little space on harddisk.
If I want to open the video clip I know where to find it from its name.
SO therefore I need some utility that converts DV clips to jpeg file with same name as the clip
>So what I want is an easy way to automatically convert a frame from an avi file and save it with the same name as the avi.jpg - so I can import that to Phel and tag it.
Are you aware that the Photoshop Elements Editor has a function that will create a still photo from a frame of a video? Look at File > Import > Frame from Video in the Editor workspace.
And I think that Premiere Elements 2 may also have a function for capturing a single frame and saving as a photo file. (I don't have Prem Elem 2 available at the moment to verify that it is present in v2.) I believe that it was in Prem Elem 3 that I used this function.
However, I don't think that either the Photoshop Elements or the Premiere Elements functions satisfy your request that it be automatic. I think that you would need to invoke that command for each video clip and then choose which frame of the video.
No I have not tested that - I will give it a go - maybe it can be automated.
Have you solved this problem yet. I would find it very useful for cataloguing my hundreds of clips