screenshots in .jpg?

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  1. xodonniedarko macrumors 6502

    xodonniedarko

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    Before i formatted/installed Leopard, I had a program or something that made my default screenshots as a JPG rather than PNG. I use my screenshots a lot because it's basically how I resized my pictures :X. I could just use the image capture tool to resize everything, but it also makes them PNG. I don't want PNG!!!


    OR is there some kind of program that I can use to resize my photos easily all to the same size? Sighh.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You can make a batch resize process in Automator. :confused:
     
  3. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I suggest you look at Automator for making a batch resize workflow.

    What did you use to resize images beforehand? :confused:
     
  5. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Tinkertool allows you to change the screenshot format among other things.

    EDIT: and by the way, preview can resize an image and save it in different formats.
     
  6. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    PNG is generally better for screenshots as it doesn't blur text, which is probably what 'most' people use screenshots for.

    To resize pics quickly, open the file in Preview then use the Tools menu > Adjust Size... then you can save the file as JPG (or whatever you want, or whatever it was originally)
     
  7. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Maybe I'm just doing it wrong, b ut whenever I resize a picture via Preview, it keeps my pictures at 1.1mb. I'd rather them saved as a jpg with 250kb.

    Yeah?
     
  8. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    Works fine for me... Is this what your resize window looks like?

    EDIT: I'm glad tinkertool worked out.
     

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  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    There is a one line code to make the change.

    GOOGLE: osx change png screenshot to jpg
     
  11. jdavtz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad you found a solution, but if you're resizing more than one picture at a time I'd suggest creating an Automator workflow that will go through a folder of images and resize them all automatically and save them off into a folder of your choice, to save you having to open each one manually, Cmd-shift-4 drag over it (I presume that's how you're doing this), then move all the resulting files off the desktop.
     
  12. xodonniedarko thread starter macrumors 6502

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    How in the world do I do that?! :(
     
  13. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Modestly to moderately off-topic, look into Skitch. If you're doing a lot of stuff with screenshots and/or webposting, it is indispensable.
     
  14. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    You don;t need a program, just open terminal and put this is defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg


    If you want to change to gif or png again just edit the last part back to PNG.

    Hope that helps
     
  15. Peace macrumors P6

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    I believe the default format for screen captures via Grab is *.tiff not *.png
     

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