Screen capture/selection program besides Mac's OEM program?

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  1. silvergts1998 macrumors member

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    I want to capture selections on my screen and add comments. Is there a program out there that will allow me to do that? I don't like the "grab it" program because it saves the captured file in a Tiff format instead of a Jpeg format. Any leads on a decent program?

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can change the format, but I forget how.

    Snapz ProX is pretty good too.
     
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  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Here's how to change the default file format that the Grab application uses (link):

    I like it to save the files as PNG's, but everybody has their favorite preference.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    That's it, thanks.
     
  6. silvergts1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you explain this more to me? I am not sure how to do this.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Open Terminal

    Choose any of the following lines and paste it in your Terminal window and press the return key.

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type png
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type tif
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type psd

    Choose the one you want. Copy and paste into Terminal.
     
  8. silvergts1998 thread starter macrumors member

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    I tried opening the terminal window and pasting one of the lines and hit enter. When i go to capture, it still captures in tiff. I want JPG. What do you think I am doing wrong? I have a Mac PRO with the latest leopard system.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If I remember right, you do have to restart after changing it.
     
  10. jpk32092 macrumors 6502

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    I use grab, put the tiff formatted screenie into my iPhoto, the export a jpeg.
     
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    How are you taking screenshots? Are you using Cmd-Shift-3/4 or the separate Grab app? I think the Terminal commands only work for the built-in key sequences.
     
  12. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    You could just open up the tiff file in Preview and convert it to jpg there.
     

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