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Tip #310: A Fast Way to Set a Poster Frame
Three steps to poster frame happiness.
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.