Ho do you save a "screen shot" as a JPG

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  1. Bob Mac macrumors newbie

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    Howdy Folks,

    Any one know how to save a "screen shot" as a JPG....????
     
  2. lazer155 macrumors regular

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    Take the screenshot then open it in preview. Under the file tab is the save as option. Go there and save as jpeg. Then you're done :)
     
  3. robvas macrumors 68020

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    Save As? You mean 'Export'!
     
  4. themumu macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you have a good reason to need JPG I would suggest PNG instead. JPG is optimized for photos and will make straight lines, text etc on a screenshot look blurred.
     
  5. fizzwinkus macrumors 6502a

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    it's changed between major releases of os x.
    png is usually better for the reasons mumu said.
     
  6. spike29 macrumors member

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    jpg is a pretty bad image file type due to the up-sampling and down-sampling (conversion) of the pixels. use png instead.
     
  7. lazer155 macrumors regular

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    Sorry yeah export. My fault.
     
  8. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Open Terminal and type:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
    Valid formats are: png, pdf, tiff, pict, bmp, gif, psd, sci, or tga

    While you're at it you can change the path it's saved at with:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location "typeyourpathhere"
     
  9. Bob Mac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks to each of you! Saved as PNG

    Thanks again to each of you! I saved file as PNG.
     
  10. aicul macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, if im not mistaken you can use onyx to set the default printscreen file format, avoiding the preview/export
     

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