Change format of screen grab?

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

  1. ss957916 macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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

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    #2
    Fire up terminal and type:

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture 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

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

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