Screen Snapshots As Jpeg.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by irain, Feb 23, 2006.

  1. irain macrumors regular

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    Is there a way that I can change it so that when I use the command, shift 4 combination, it will automatically save as a jpeg file instead of a pdf file? Thanks.
     
  2. dejo Moderator

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  3. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Use SnapnDrag found here:

    http://www.yellowmug.com/snapndrag/



    its easier than cmd combo :eek: :eek:

    its an app that i use .. select the type of pic screen/selection etc then format type of file e.g. .jpeg/tiff etc and drag the small pic off the app done ..:D :D
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The default in Tiger is PNG...in prior releases it was PDF. Download TinkerTool...it allows you set the file format to one of any number of formats. Check the "General" pane for this option.
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    It's annoying (and rather silly) that the Grab utility doesn't give you a choice of format when you save.

    And it seems to use tiff instead of png!
     
  6. iBlue macrumors Core

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    i capture to clipboard and paste into photoshop and save however i need it.
     
  7. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

    Kwyjibo

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    mine save as jpegs, and it had a drop down menu to choose TIFF's too let me figure out which program that was and i'll post it.

    edit: COCKTAIL - its a neat little program sort of like tweak UI used to be for windows. but you have to purchase it if you want to use it long term
     
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    screenshot
     

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  9. Doctor Q Administrator

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    For most people, that choice might be little over their budget for screenshot software!

    But if you've got it, why not use it?
     
  10. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I just reopen the PNG in Preview and then save it as a JPEG. Bit of a hassle, but I think it's quicker than doing it via photoshop.
     
  11. iBlue macrumors Core

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    i forget that not everyone has it. it's vital on my computers :eek:
     
  12. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Why do people do all of these acrobatics to convert the filetypes? Use TinkerTool or Cocktail to set it to the format you want to use most. Mine is set to PNG and I rarely have a need to use anything else, but if I do, I open up TinkerTool, change the filetype, and take my picture...it's that simple.
     
  13. XIII macrumors 68040

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    If you don't want to use TinkerTool etc, then just capture to clipboard, open preview, apple-n to paste into preview, and then save as what you want.
     

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