Save As in Preview

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  1. crazypeter macrumors member

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    Is there a way of permanently including "Save As" in the Preview (version 6.0.1) File menu, I have to type "Save As" in the help menu for it to temporarily appear in the File menu. "Save As" is useful for changing from a .png (ie a screen shot) to a .jpg; I just did that by rewriting the file name and when I tried to add it as an .jpg attachment I got the message "This PNG image has the incorrect file extension."!
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Just use Export instead, if you're changing formats. Simply adding ".jpeg" to the end of a filename doesn't convert the data format.
    Of course, you can change the default format of screenshots if you want.

    Your new computer will not be the same as a six-year-old computer. Don't try to set it up like one.;)
     
  3. crazypeter thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks but how do I change the default format for screenshots to jpg?

    LOL
     
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    In the Terminal, enter the following command:
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
    There are similar commands to change the location and filename syntax.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You can use the Secrets preference pane to select screen capture file types and locations, or you can use Terminal commands:

    To change the default format for screencap images, type the following in Terminal.app:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg (or whatever extension you prefer)
    killall SystemUIServer​

    To change the default folder for screencap images, type the following in Terminal.app:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/username/Desktop/ (or whatever path you prefer)
    killall SystemUIServer​
     
  6. crazypeter thread starter macrumors member

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