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Manipulate screen shot filenames and other defaults
Authored by: DamnItsHot on Jan 04, '10 07:01:38PM

There is actually quite a bit that can be changed using defaults for screencapture. See the man page for what is available

To change screen capture behavior:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture name "New Name"
killall SystemUIServer

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location "~/Path/To/New/Location/"
killall SystemUIServer

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type [new format]
killall SystemUIServer

screencapture -c
screencapture -i ~/Desktop/snapshot.png
screencapture -io ~/Desktop/screenshot.png
screencapture -M ~/Desktop/screenshot.png
screencapture -P ~/Desktop/screenshot.png
screencapture -t png ~/Desktop/screenshot.png
screencapture -T 5 ~/Desktop/screenshot.png
screencapture -x ~/Desktop/screenshot.png

see:
man screencapture
in Terminal.app for above



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Manipulate screen shot filenames and other defaults
Authored by: missbrown on Jun 18, '10 05:55:31PM

Great hint.

However, the filenames include a space between "New Name" and the sequential number of the screenshot.

Could be possible to have "name_1.png" instead of "name 1.png" ?

Thanks.



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