Video 2 Photo allows you to export one or more high quality photos from your videos (and Live Photos) in a quick, fun and original way.
Why would you do that?

* Sometimes you hesitate between taking a photo or a video. Take a video! thanks to 'Video 2 Photo' you can now extract from your video as many images as you like!

* Taking 'The' good picture of an object, animal or person that moves is almost impossible. With 'Video 2 Photo' this becomes feasible.

* You have inadvertently recorded a video when you wanted to take a picture. With 'Video 2 Photo' you can finally recover photos from this video.

* Taking a picture of yourself is always difficult. With 'Video 2 Photo' you can choose exactly the right image that suits you best.

* You need a precise tool to export multiple consecutive photos and use them with another application.

* Choose a representative picture of your best videos and put it as wallpaper or print it in order to have it always with you.

* Have fun watching your favorite movies frame by frame and find the little detail that you had never seen before.

Videos can be imported from your device in several ways.
You can also connect your iDevice to iTunes in order to drag and drop other videos (iTunes file sharing feature).
The camera can be used directly to record a video in order to extract the images quickly thereafter.

An animated and original interface allows you to precisely select a picture from all the ones contained in the video.
It is also possible to view the video (possibly in full screen) and to directly target a specific time.

Once the image is selected, you will be able to view it (possibly in full screen), to eventually crop it (keeping the most interesting part of it) and to export it (to PNG, JPEG or HEIC files) in different ways:
- archive it in the camera roll of your iDevice
- send it by email
- retrieve it via iTunes file sharing (or the File app)
- copy it (and thus paste it into other applications)
- print it
- open it directly in another application supporting image import.
- and even send it as a tweet or to facebook !

HD Images exported using Video 2 Photo have the highest possible resolution and quality.
Their resolution being the exact same one than the videos they are extracted from (a 1920 x 1080 video will produce 1920 x 1080 images)

If needed, some power user settings, located in the settings application, allows to change some parameters like the output file format (png/jpeg/heic), the associated meta-data, and some behaviors of the application.

You will find the original and intuitive user interface, common to all our videos applications.
These applications have been featured many times by Apple and various websites.

This application can run, on your iPhone and your iPad, as a standalone application, or as an Action Extension (from the compatible applications like the Photo app).
Portrait and Landscape orientations are supported in all screens.

What's New

Version 4.0

Here are the new features of this version 4.0 :

- Batch export function. Export multiple consecutive photos to the camera roll or to the Files application at the touch of a single button.
- Media can be imported into the application using the standard photo picker (its content is similar to Apple's Photo application).
- Media can be imported into the application using the standard file picker (its content is similar to that of Apple's Files application).
- Ability to export the image as a HEIC file (if your device supports it).
- When the media is saved to the camera roll, it is automatically associated to an album named "Video 2 Photo".
- The previously selected video is now highlighted in blue in the video selection screen.
- iTunes File Sharing has been renamed File, since it is now possible to access media using Apple's File application as well.
- The iTunes File Sharing folder is now visible/modifiable in the Apple Files application.
- The file name of the exported image is now prefixed with the original file name of the source video, followed by the date and time of the image.
- The request for review popup is displayed less often.
- The date and gps information are now added to the PNG file (if the option is enabled in the settings).
- Fix for metadata not included in images exported to the camera roll.

If you like Video 2 Photo, please leave a comment on the App Store, and let your friends know about the app :)
Thank you!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5

1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Never wrote a review but... This app changed my life.... For the loved one I lost...


This app has changed my life.. It's hard when you are alone with your animal and no one can take a photo but you and your selfie stick.... Which always come out hideous.. I suppose this theory works on people as well LOL...
However , my last weekend with saphire I was alone much of the time with the selfie.. All I had wanted was a few really good photos of us, to finalize almost two decades with this exquisite creature... My child... Known to others as a cat..
Anyhow, when i finally learned how to use it as a third party extension, within the photos app... WELL MY LIFE HAS CHANGED ! Im on to wine bottle number 2 now, and have around 30 photos alone that I have extracred, just from two videos !!!! I've got about 40 videos to go, so looks like I will get the frame worthy shots I have grieved over not having, as I was alone... And now this app changed everything...
...IN HONOR OF MY SAPPHIRE... Thank you devs!



I took some video of an incredibly beautiful lightning storm and wanted to capture a few still shots from it for Facebook. I tried for hours to get just the right moment ok my phone, but it wasn't able to pause at the right moment. I thought I was going to lose my mind. Finally googled it and a different, free app with lesser ratings was recommended. I searched through the first few and saw the great reviews and decided to go for it. And I always try the free version first.

I'm blown away by the ease of use and the quality - it only took a few minutes to figure things - it's beautifully advanced and equally simple to use.

Love it!!

App works quite well.


The app works quite well. Very useful for my kids as I can record them in 4K and pick and choose the best pictures, and export those frames as a printable picture! I just wish I had the plus size phone as the frames get a little small when I’m scrubbing through!

One star knocked off for it begging for my review. I fully understand the need for update, but nothing irritates me more than being in the middle of something and having to deal with a pop up of any kind.

Thank you for your reply to my previous, admittedly off the cuff “review,” Francis, I really do appreciate it and have amended my previous review to reflect my true feelings about your app.

Developer Response

Thank you for your updated review.

For sure I understand that those 'ask for a review' popups (as important as they are for the developer) can be annoying to the user. Fortunately the new feature of iOS 11 will make things more consistent from one app to another (while giving the option to opt-out).

For information, once you have scrolled to a part of the video that contains an interesting photo to extract, don't forget that you can use the zoom feature (by using the top right icon, or by unpinching or long-touching the frame).
You'll then be able to view your image in full screen (eventually zooming on the interesting part), and you'll be able to touch the big arrows to go to the next or previous frames.


Francis Bonnin
19.6 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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