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    Print Screens
    Is it possible to change a setting somewhere to output screen grabs as JPEGs rather than PNGs?

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    Open Terminal and type:

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type image_format

    Where "image_format" is "jpg", "pdf", or "png".


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    Or try Onyx. There's an option in it to change formats.

    I save as TIFFs personally. JPEG screengrabs are full of artifacts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfwax95 View Post
    Open Terminal and type:

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type image_format

    Where "image_format" is "jpg", "pdf", or "png".


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    Brilliant! Thanks a lot mate.

    No idea why they didn't just put that option in the preferences of the ScreenGrab app however!!

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