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

  1. Fernando says:

    Thank you man! You saved me hours of editing

  2. Thom says:

    Thank you! very clear explanation and it worked like a charm!

  3. Mike says:

    The best hack I’ve used in ages!!! I’m never going to forget this. Shot man!

  4. Dee says:

    This was extremely helpful.


  5. Mark says:

    wow this worked perfect. thank you!

  6. Timo says:

    Thank you very much indeed!

  7. Caroline Series says:

    Thank you so much, solved an old problem like a treat!

  8. Clarissa says:

    I don’t know if I’m using a different version, but it didn’t work this way. Instead, I duplicated the file and then clicked “export”. Then, it asks you to choose the type of file you want, and I picked “images”. Then it created the .zip file.

  9. Georges says:

    Thanks a lot Mike. This is simply excellent!

  10. Spring says:

    Thank you so much, this was such a valuable tip. Hope to get back to your posts soon.

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