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How to Freeze a Frame

Want to make a still or “Frozen” scene to tell the most exciting or the funniest moment of the story? Or would like to freeze something to give a familiar story some freshness? Actually, it’s quite easy to produce such effect if you get the right tool at hand. Here, Wondershare Video Editor is directly shared with you. With it, you can create a still image with your desired zoom in and out effect in a simple click. Below shows how to do it step by step.

Preparation: Download and install Wondershare Video Editor free trial:

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1Import your media files

Click “Import” to browse your file folder or simply drag and drop all files into the primary window. This program supports a vast array of media files, including WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, MKV, MTS, DV, TS, 3GP, M4V, and more.

When you load all of them, they will show as thumbnails in the Media Library. Now drag them to the Video Timeline and get ready for step 2. Note that by default, all files in Video Timeline will be merged together without any stop.

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2Freeze frame with ease

Now play the video clip you want to create a frozen picture, and pause it when it comes to the right position. Right click it and select "Flash and Fold". Immediately, there will be a picture icon added to the whole clip. Play it to check the real-time effect.

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Now you've created a frozen frame, want to further customize it? Double click the picture icon to reveal the photo edit window. Here, you can rotate it 90 degrees clockwise, adjust the brightness, contrast, crop the frame size, and even pick up your favorite fade in/out effect by in the "Motion" pane.

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3Save your creation

When everything satisfies, simply click "Create" to export your creation. In the pop-up window that appears, choose from a variety of format options to save onto your computer. Or directly upload it to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter to share with your friends or family.

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Bonus tips:
You may also want to add captions for the still image to make it more meaningful. It's pretty easy to do this with the help of Wondershare Video Editor. Simply click the "Text" tab in the toolbar, and pick up your favorite template to further customize it. Time duration, size, and zoom in/out effect are all flexibly adjustable.

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