Screen capture in JPG

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  1. mdetry macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I am using the Shift-Control-Command-4 to capture a region of the screen and the content to go to the Clipboard instead of a PDF file.
    This is very important to me as I am usually sending them by email as I review software.

    The only problem I am having is that when I paste it, it a TIFF format file.
    Is any way to make this a JPeg file so that windows email clients will be able to see the graphics inside the emails?

    Regards,

    Marcos
     
  2. Darwin macrumors 65816

    Darwin

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    #2
    When the picture is taken it shows up on the desktop, I simply open it up in Preview and export it out as a JPEG file

    Its a pain I know but I think Apple are going to change these to PNG format instead
     
  3. The Void macrumors regular

    The Void

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    Try reading the "No PDF Screen Capture" thread. It's about 8 lines below this one, so you might have trouble finding it :p

    The Void
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    My Mug's black, actually
     
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020

    Chappers

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    Just rename it .jpg it will ask if you want to change the file extension - you say yes.
     
  5. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Of course changing the file extension wouldn't change the file format.

    Don't pick on the guy for asking a simple question.
     
  6. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I wasn't trying too... I was just having an idiot moment.
     
  7. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Oh, sorry then! :cool:
     
  8. mattraehl macrumors 6502

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    set folder actions!

    You might be able to use applescript to set folder actions on your desktop folder.

    i am at work so i can't give exact insturctions, but you should be able to set applescript so that every time something goes onto your desktop, you perform an action. there is a pre-installed action that you can choose, which will convert images to jpg. So, it would be something like, every time an image is placed in my desktop folder (/Users/username/Desktop), applescript checks if it is an image, and if so, converts it to jpg. However, I am not sure if it will recognize a pdf document as an image.
     

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