screenshots - pdf to jpg...???

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  1. jvaska macrumors 6502

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    how do i change the default screen capture setting from pdf to jpg? i know it's possible...i just can't find where to change it...

    thanks...jv
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I've always just opened the image file in photo shop and edited it there. That way you're not worrying about what level of compression the image is being saved at.

    But I'd like to know if there are any other formats available....

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  3. Wes macrumors 68020

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    You open the PDF in preview then from the file menu you go to export, and choose your target size and export to jpg. :D
     
  4. jvaska thread starter macrumors 6502

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    that sucks...as i make alot of screenshots to quickly send work off to people...

    i'll spend the few bucks and get snapz pro x...

    i'm not sure how i did this with os 10.1.5...???

    jv
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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  6. Phazer80s macrumors regular

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    "I feel your pain."

    You could always try Kunvert or DropJPEG. They're great little utilities. They each let you drop a screenshot file onto their icon and they spit out a JPEG in return. They help make up for Apple's insistence on using PDF as OS X's sole screenshot format. :rolleyes:
    When JPEGs can be viewed so universally (ex. within Hotmail and most any e-mail program) why do screenshots require conversion? It's another step that makes it harder for Mac users to display the beauty of OS X to people who may not use it.


    Options, Apple. We need more OPTIONS!
     

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