What's that terminal command for changing the auto format of screenshots?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AlBDamned, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Can somebody please remind me what the Terminal code is that changes the format of screenshots you take.

    I saw it in a thread a couple of weeks ago but didn't implement it and it would be really handy for this document I'm working on.

    Thanks!
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    http://face.centosprime.com/macosxw/?p=5

    Code:
    defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleScreenShotFormat imageFormat
    Replace imageFormat with one of JPEG, TIFF, PNG, or PICT to change the format of the screenshot

    edit: I just tried that and it didn't.. but then again, I could just not know how to work terminal. sorry.
     
  3. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Bingo, thanks KT. :)

    Edit: Yeah it's not working. (I'm not too familiar with terminal either!).

    Edit 2: You have to type in man first?

    Edit 3: Uh oh - making errors in terminal. Now I'm scared...

    Any terminal people out there?
     
  4. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Aha - it might be that in 10.3 (which is what my work mac is on) you can't actually change it?

    There is an App called savescreenie which puts a GUI on this feature but it says the command and the app only work in 10.4
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    I used these two commands under Tiger (but as far as I remember Panther was kind of difficult when it came to changing fileformat, don't think even TinkerTool and its like managed that):

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type image_format
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /full/path/to/new/location/
     
  6. AlBDamned thread starter macrumors 68030

    AlBDamned

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    Just tried the first one in Tiger (PowerBook) and it works.

    Cheers guys. :)
     

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