Move El Capitan screenshots to photos?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by jmantn, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. jmantn macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Is there a way to move screenshots from the desktop to the Photos screenshot folder?

    Currently trying to tinker with an automator script since the screenshot folder within Photos seems to only work with iOS devices and not OS X.
  2. tedson macrumors regular

    Jul 17, 2002

    defaults write location ~/Pictures/Screenshots; killall SystemUIServer

    adjust location path as needed
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    I don’t think so, I suspect that the screenshot folder is a fixed smart folder. You could make one yourself by setting the file name, kind and dimensions (i.e. screen resolution) as parameters and then create a folder action with Automator to import your screenshots to that album. You could do this by creating an “Automatically Add to Photos” folder in your pictures folder (like for iTunes) and attach the folder action to it. Then you simply use the command given by tedson and use that folder as your drop folder.

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