Question about Grab settings

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sam10685, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. sam10685 macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    #1
    When I take a screen shot, it automatically makes it save as a .PNG file with is too big to post on the web in most cases. I was wondering if there's a setting I can adjust to make it default save as a .JPEG image. Thank you!

    Edit; I thought I remembered being able to do such a thing in Tiger somewhere but now I am running Leopard and can't find anything.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    #2
    Here's an article on it along with the command.

    I have a AppleScript that can let you change file type along with save destination. It's posted here somewhere if you want to track it down. I believe Onyx also lets you do this.
     
  3. sam10685 thread starter macrumors 68000

    sam10685

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    Onyx! That's the program I had! I couldn't remember...
     
  4. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    defaults write NSGlobalDomain AppleScreenShotFormat JPEG in Terminal. Or replace JPEG with another image format such as GIF if so desired.
     

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