Convert screen capture to .jpg fle

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ggwebbnovell, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. ggwebbnovell macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #1
    How do I convert/save a screen (cmd+shift+3) or snap shot (cmd+shift+4) taken on my macbook pro to a jpg file?
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
  3. ggwebbnovell thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #4
    If you prefer the .jpg format, you can change the default format for screencap images:
    In Terminal.app, type:
     
  5. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    #5
    Just wondering, but why JPEG? It's lossy, and if you're taking a picture of UI elements it'll look considerably worse than a lossless format like PNG.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    #6
    I'm not sure about the OP, but I use screen caps frequently to illustrate when answering posts. Quality isn't as critical in that application, and PNG is roughly 7 times the size of JPG, so it burns up disc space unnecessarily. For applications where the quality of the image is critical, PNG would be better.
     

Share This Page