Change format of screen grab?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ss957916, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2009
    I could have sworn that, somewhere, it's possible to select whether screen grab saves as PNG, JPEG etc.

    I can't find that option anywhere now. I know you can convert it in Preview, but that's no good. Am I losing my mind??
  2. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Fire up terminal and type:

    defaults write type jpg

    then type Return

    and on the next line type:

    killall SystemUIServer

    jpg stands for the file type you prefer, you can also type png and others of course.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Onyx has an option in Parameters->General for designating the format of the screen capture format.

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