Sep 11


There have been many times that I have been given a keynote file from someone, and I want to get the movie out of it and save just the movie  (or a picture) as a separate file.  You used to be able to right click and select “view package contents” but  that doesn’t work anymore. Here’s how to do it now.

1. Find the keynote file in the finder.

2. Right click on the keynote file and select ‘duplicate’. This is so that you are working on a copy and won’t hurt the original file.

Duplicate the keynote file

Duplicate the keynote file

3. Click on the filename of the new keynote file so that the filename is selected, press right arrow and type ‘.zip’ after the filename. In my example I’m changing it from ‘OCC copy’ to ‘OCC’.

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4. It will prompt you to make sure, click ‘’.

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5. Now double click on the .zip file and it will create a folder.

6. Open the folder and inside the folder will be all the movies and pictures from your keynote file! You can copy them, move them, whatever you want!

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64 Responses to “How to extract a movie or photo out of a Keynote presentation”

  1. Dan Bootzin says:

    First step said to “find the image in the finder”.
    How do you do that? Especially if the keynote was sent to you by someone else and not created on your own computer. Where do the clips & images live?

  2. Rene says:

    Great! Very helpfull, thanx!

  3. Deidre says:

    Great tutorial. The photos of each screen make it REALLY easy, and it works!

    Thanks, Wayne!

  4. Märt says:

    Nice tip. Worked perfectly.

  5. Jackie says:

    Simple and result perfectly

  6. MizJones says:

    This worked like a charm and you saved our organization a lot of time and anguish. Thanks!

  7. Chris says:

    This little tip is HUGE!! Awesome – thank you!!

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