App of the week: Vhoto extracts photos from your videos

Vhoto. (Supplied)

Vhoto. (Supplied)

, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:03 PM ET

So many memories… but how do you immortalize them? Is a photo taken with a smartphone enough? Wouldn’t a video be better? Or maybe both? That’s what an iOS application called Vhoto offers: the ability to extract great-looking photos from the videos you shoot yourself.

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The app considers about 20 different factors and determines which frames in the video would result in sharp, clean photos. It submits those images to the user who can then share them on the Vhoto social network or elsewhere on the web.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone who’s addicted to Instagram, Vine and Facebook will find Vhoto useful.

DOES IT WORK?

Surprisingly well. Especially since it seems to be able to find images that are not only technically correct, but also subjectively appealing. This results into photos worth sharing.

WHAT’S MISSING?

An Android version, of course.

VERDICT

With full HD and, now, 4K (Ultra HD) video cameras built right into your phone, you have ample pixels to shoot videos and extract photos from them. It’s certainly worth a try!


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