Terrible Screenshot File naming in SL!

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  1. Stormbringer macrumors regular

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    I'm very happy with Snow Leopard, but that screenshot naming getting on my nerves. The name is way too long on my desktop, I want to take it back to something like Picture 1.png. :rolleyes:

    I know there's a Terminal script to change the extension, but I can't find something like that for changing the file name. Any suggestions?
     
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  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    If you take a lot of screen shots, the new naming format is amazing, but I'm sure someone will post a terminal hack for it soon.
     
  4. Stormbringer thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm... Ok, I understand it could be handy for someone. Anyway, I'll wait then... :)
     
  5. bootedbear macrumors 6502

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    For those of us unable to install SL yet, what is the new naming like?
     
  6. Kate. macrumors regular

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    "Screen shot 2009-09-06 at 2.18.09 PM"

    I love the new naming scheme.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's named Screen shot - followed by the date and time.

    I like it, it's better than the old method - I don't know how many different Picture 1s I had.
     
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  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know about that.
     
  10. germanix macrumors member

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    I read somewhere yesterday that there is an Application called "Sharpshooter" that lets you change the names of your screenshots to whatever you want and it works on SL?
    Have not tried it myself as I do not need it but maybe you would like to see if this suits your purposes.
     
  11. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    Originally when I read about this feature I thought it was a good idea.

    In reality, I think it's a lot worse than it was before:

    Picture 1 and 2 don't offer much description, but they're quite easy to distinguish between.

    Screen shot 2009-09-06 at 23.31.54.png and Screen shot 2009-09-06 at 23.31.58.png are harder to distinguish between.
     
  12. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If someone sends you a "Picture 1" from their machine (iChat, Safari, Mail, or whatever) and you already have a "Picture 1" in the same folder, you'll think different(ly) about the new naming scheme.

    Obviously, I'm on the "it's a GREAT feature" team.
     
  13. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    I like it too! :D

    It also works with PhotoBooth shots... ;)
     
  14. macnfab macrumors regular

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    I love it too:D.. makes it easier to stick it in docs or something without already having a file with the same name!
     
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  16. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    I don't know anyone else who has a Mac, let alone anyone would send me screenshots from one.
     
  17. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Excellent argument! :rolleyes:
     
  18. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    I'm not a fan, and here's why. The screen shots all look like they're named the same thing on my desktop. There could be better naming conventions (maybe include the frontmost app in the name), but this isn't all that hot, IMHO.

    mt
     

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  19. kasakka macrumors 68000

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    I don't think the screenshot naming works very well either. If people need to know when it was taken they can look at the creation date or metadata. The previous naming convention allowed you to easier create a named series of screenshots.
     
  20. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Just how many screenshots are you taking for this to matter? And why?

    If screenshots were that important, then there are apps like Snapz Pro which offer more customisation.
     
  21. sOid macrumors member

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  22. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    I'm not sure about the others, but I use them very often for troubleshooting, instruction, and general assistance of friend's and family's Macs. It's easier to cmd-shift-4 and drag it to iChat, than to try and describe what it is you're talking about. Most of the time, that will be enough to take care of the question (the next step being screen sharing, and/or screen recording).
     

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