How is it of use to journalists? It can be tricky to capture high-quality photos from moving images. With StillShot, built by Macadamia Apps, users can create full resolution photos from any video on their iPhone.
Simply load the video into the app and StillShot will breakdown the frames one-by-one, allowing you to save the most suitable one.
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You can use it to get photos from any video in your iOS camera roll. You can also tweet photos and post to Facebook straight from the app.
The best thing about this app is that it does exactly what it says on the tin – it's quick to use and you don't need to know anything about photo or video editing to get a good picture.
Another plus is that StillShot holds the original resolution of the video, which on the iPhone 5 is 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels). This is large enough for most websites, with scope to zoom in to an area of the photograph without without it becoming pixelated.
Journalists could find this app useful to capture the most important part of a video in a photo or series of screenshots, for example, when dealing with user-generated content or sports footage.
It would be particularly useful when a full-size photo is needed to illustrate a story online, or where a video is being cross-referenced in print.
Tipster: Via Glen Mulcahy on Twitter
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