Unfortunately, this will depend on whether you have the 4.1 update. Earlier versions of CS4 were more difficult. With 4.1, it's almost as easy as it was in CS3 and before.
Position CTI where you want it, File>Export>Frame. Choose format and OK. The one difference is that you need to watch where you specify your still image be Exported to, as CS4.1 does not Add to Project, like earlier versions. You will need to Import (Footage) to get it into your Project, should you want it there.
PS with CS4, prior to 4.1, you have to Export>AME and then go through the steps of choosing Frame and then Exporting out of the Queue. This process was heavily lambasted, so Adobe changed back with 4.1
I cant get the file export to frame option to come up.
I have version:
V 4.1.0 ( 113 ( MC: 166418 ))
I have checked for updates and it says there isnt any.
What version do you have ?
I have the same version and indeed there is no option for Export Frame. You still get the AME screen and have to choose BMP and disable export as sequence.
I thought i might be missing something.
Thanks so much for your help. It took me a little while to get through all the layers of checking or unchecking things, but it works!
I still prefer the old CS3 method, where you also had the opportunity to automatically add the still to your project. Now you need to import as a separate step. And the default behaviour of always wanting to export as a sequence, so your need to remove the tickmark is so easily forgotten that your disk is easily filled up with unwanted stills. There is still room for a lot of improvements.
I'm with you on this one. I liked the CS3 way, where the Add to Project was not the default (like PrPro 2), but easily doable.
For me, it's about 30% add, and 70% do not add, as I'm using the Frame for some Menu in Encore, and do not need it into PrPro. Still, when I do, I liked being able to just check the little box.
Yes, room for improvement. I'd even take a "big button" icon for this very necessary function. No "big buttons" for anything else though, please.