Grabber - quick question

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  1. DW58 macrumors regular

    DW58

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    While Grabber is a great little utility, the fact that it saves grabs as TIFFs by default is a pain in the ass.

    Is there any way this can be changed to either JPEG or PNG?

    TIA.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you looked into taking screenshots via keyboard shortcuts, which is faster than using "Grab", if that is what you mean with "Grabber"?
     
  3. DW58 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have - I have that bookmarked in fact, but I quite like the way Grabber works - Grabber is what the Mac Utility is called after all.

    There is this, but saving in a more sensible format in the first place would make more sense.

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  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Sorry, I can't help you with Grab though, as I use the shortcuts, which are faster for me, as the result is automatically saved as .png to the Desktop, which I then can use in Preview or Photoshop, like picture below, an edit, which took me less than two minutes, due to the automatic saving feature of the keyboard shortcuts.

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    Just out of interest, what is that way Grab works, that you like?

    Anyway, using a search algorithm of my choice I found this, which resulted in this.
     
  5. DW58 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Being a relative newcomer to Mac, it's very much a case of what I'm used to - for a long time I used a little utility called Faststone Capture over on the Dark Side, Grab is similar. I've never used keyboard shortcuts much until now other than cut and paste.

    Oh and my apologies, I see what what I called Grabber is actually Grab.

    I guess shortcuts are easier - question answered, thanks.

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  6. simsaladimbamba

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    I understand, though I never used to make screenshots in Windows, as it was not that easy then. But the Mac OS X shortcuts for doing so are quite handy and fast and can be used by one hand and are a lot quicker than using a dedicated software.

     
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