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10.4: Change the default screenshot format (& LOCATION)
Authored by: Diomedes on Jun 16, '06 11:06:48AM

I just switched to a MacBook Pro, and Snapz is not Intel-ready yet. Is there a way to change WHERE screenshots are stored?



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10.4: Change the default screenshot format (& LOCATION)
Authored by: tomem on Nov 21, '07 06:17:27AM

You can capture them into Preview and then save them, but it would be nicer if automated.

Seems like I saw a way to change the default name of the files created on the desktop, which might also offer a different default location, but danged if I can find it again.

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TomEM
Crofton, MD



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10.4: Change the default screenshot format (& LOCATION)
Authored by: PigDawg on Feb 22, '09 10:39:03AM
Short story is you can do it via the following command. (Be sure to replace <username> with your actual username

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Users/<username>/Desktop/screens

In this example screen captures will be saved in a folder named "screens" on your desktop.

I found this info at this page... http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1396522


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10.4: Change the default screenshot format (& LOCATION)
Authored by: osxpounder on May 13, '09 10:01:45AM

Darn. Doesn't work for me. I created a folder for screenshots, wrote out a command that sets location to that folder, based on your example, and... same as before. Screen shots go to Desktop.

Using 10.5.6.

I've used at least 3 screenshot utils on this computer, though, so maybe some setting/change left behind by one of those is interfering.



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10.4: Change the default screenshot format (& LOCATION)
Authored by: osxpounder on May 13, '09 10:03:06AM

Oops, never mind. Forgot I had to quit SystemUIServer first. Done that, and now it's working. That's wonderful.



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