Terminal + Grab File Format Problem

Discussion in 'macOS' started by fivetooth, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. fivetooth macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I tried to change the file format in Grab (from PNG to JPG) following the instructions in this thread http://guides.macrumors.com/Taking_Screenshots_in_Mac_OS_X

    Unfortunately :eek: it didn't work + I can't save screen grabs at all any more - I am getting the message "Unable to create type string".

    I am on a 2010 iMac, running 10.6.5, and use Comm-Shift-4 to take screen grabs.

    Is there away to reverse the Terminal action, or does anyone know how to get this working again? Help needed!!!
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Orlando
    #2
    Just repeat that script, but make sure you type the type exactly correct. IE, if you want JPG's, enter the following command:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
    killall SystemUIServer
    That should work fine. If it gives you trouble, try restarting before doing anything else.

    jW
     
  3. fivetooth thread starter macrumors newbie

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