Screen capture solutions

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  1. andyjamesnelson macrumors 6502

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    Hey.

    As I use the web I often use shift + apple + 3 or 4 to take screen captures of things I like and want to remember.

    This saves the file to the desktop. Is there a way to change the save location?

    Also I've been then adding the clippings to a PS file but this is getting to time consuming and dull to manage.

    Is there a better option?

    I do really like the way I dont have to use another application to take the screen shot but there is no management...

    Andy
     
  2. andyjamesnelson thread starter macrumors 6502

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  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Although that's a very good solution, you might really look into Skitch, as it simply does this so well that, to me, it's worth the extra app running. Unbelievably, it's one of the OS X apps I miss most when using Windows or Linux.
     
  4. andyjamesnelson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actually I dont seem to be able to get that working.

    Macintosh:~ andyjamesnelson$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Volumes/Untitled/Users/Andyjamesnelson/Desktop/Captures


    Still saves to desktop. Is this for the capture that works with shift + apple + 4 or is it the grab utility?

    Andy
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try using this full path instead:

    /Users/Andyjamesnelson/Desktop/Captures/

    Unless I'm missing something, you shouldn't need to reference your home directory using /Volumes. You should even be able to simply reference it using ~

    ~/Desktop/Captures/

    And ... you did create this Captures folder first, yes?
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Onyx, a free app, allows you to change format and default save location.
     
  7. andyjamesnelson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey

    One needs to log out and back in again for it to take effect!

    I'm now wondering is there is a good way for photoshop to combine many images into one in an automated fashion?

    Andy
     
  8. andyjamesnelson thread starter macrumors 6502

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    onyx seems really great!

    Thanks for the tip

    Andy
     
  9. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    +1 for Onyx. I use it all the time and it's a great app.
     

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