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10.4: Change the default screenshot format
Authored by: jasenko on Jul 08, '05 11:07:22AM

Maybe I'm imagining things, but since I played with this a while ago, something incredible has happened.
I was changing formats as the hint above suggests, and because I didn't like the quality:size ratio I reverted to PNG. After I did that, all PNG files are optimised and much smaller then before.
For example, normal screenshot was around and above 1MB in size, now, the most I get is around 500KB, most of the time in the range of 250-300KB, much smaller than JPG, but in full quality now.
Can anyone who didn't play with this, check the size now, and after they played with few different formats.

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10.4: Change the default screenshot format
Authored by: elmimmo on Jul 08, '05 01:46:19PM

To me it just came around the same size, taking into account that while both captures where not pixel per pixel equal (the dock changed), they were pretty much the same.

Take into account that png's compression efficiency varies depending on how the image is, so you might be getting screenshots weighting very different sizes every time you change your screen layout.

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10.4: Change the default screenshot format
Authored by: eddy_k on Jul 11, '05 03:55:50AM

For me sizes of png files were the same before and after changing the file format to pdf.
BTW pdf screenshots scale much more nicely (zooming in or out) than does a png file

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What about screenshots to the clipboard?
Authored by: peterpayne on May 06, '08 07:01:19AM

I find one of the biggest improvements you can do to a Mac is to set command shift 3 to "take screenshot of selected area to clipboard" and command shift 4 to "save screenshot of selected area to desktop" in the custom keyboard shortcuts. I find however that taking screenshots to the clipboard and pasting them into emails *always* results in TIFF images being sent, regardless of this setting. Any change of some help setting that file format?

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