How can I save screenshots to my Desktop AND add them to my iCloud Photo Library automatically?

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  1. PowerBook-G5 macrumors 65816

    PowerBook-G5

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    #1
    As stated in the title, I'd like to save screenshots I take to my Desktop and add them to my iCloud Photo Library automatically. Does anyone now how this can be accomplished? Thank you in advance.
     
  2. 0d085d macrumors regular

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    I don't think you can do exactly what you want, as there's no way that I know of of uploading to iCloud without an Apple application. The new Photos doesn't have an auto import feature as far as I'm aware, so we're stuck with dumping the screenshots in iPhoto and letting it upload them when you next open it.

    1. Create a new folder on your desktop called "Screenshots"
    2. Open Automator and create a new document - choose "Folder Action" when prompted for a type
    3. Choose your new Screenshots folder at the top of the workflow
    4. Under Files & Folders in the sidebar, drag Copy Finder Items in to your workflow
    5. In the To... dropdown, select Other... and then press cmd+shft+G. In the resulting dialogue, type ~/iPhoto Library/Auto Import
    6. Now open a Terminal and type:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/Screenshots
    then:
    Code:
    killall SystemUIServer
     

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