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Tip #310: A Fast Way to Set a Poster Frame

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Three steps to poster frame happiness.

The Get Info box in the Macintosh Finder.
Paste the image you want to use for a poster frame into this icon.

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In an earlier tip I illustrated one way to create a poster frame for a QuickTime movie. After reading it, a reader pointed out an even faster way to create a poster frame. Here are the steps:

  • Open the movie in QuickTime Player that you want to create a poster frame for.
  • Move the playhead to the frame you want to use, then copy it to the clipboard (Edit > Copy).
  • Close the file.
  • Select the file in the Finder.
  • In the Finder, chose File > Get Info.
  • In the top left corner, select the small icon to the left of the name.
  • Choose Edit > Paste.

Poof! Instant poster frame.


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