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    Take screen shots as jpg
    Only had my mac a few months and I've just discovered apple shift 4 to get screen grabs how cool is this little feature!

    This is really handy for me to show my boss my work as I'm designing but my boss uses a PC and he prefers jpgs rather pngs which is understandable for the PC.

    My question is,
    Is there a way of getting my mac to save screen grabs as jpgs rather pngs by default?

    I'm just finding that I have to open then in preview and resave which is kinda spoiling the feature a bit.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

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    I'm sure there's a setting for this but I can't find it. You can always load the PNGs into Preview and save them as JPGs.

    Edit: Okay, you already are.
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    tinker tool has a setting for this.
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    Or you can open up terminal and type in:

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg

    you can change jpg to jpeg, tiff, etc.

    But Tinker tool looks pretty cool, think I'll check that out.
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    Or get Skitch on www.skitch.com. With that you also very easily do nice effects such as highlights in the screen shot.

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    Thanks I thought they would be a way.

    I use the terminal method,

    thanks

    again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallooza View Post
    tinker tool has a setting for this.
    So does Onyx.
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    bobtomay that worked mate thanks.

    Just one other thing, is there a way of getting Leopard to save the jpg's with their extension?

    I know I can easily add these but it makes things easier if they are already on.

    Its just that I'm sending them to PC's users.

    Thanks again mate

    Ricky55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky55 View Post
    Just one other thing, is there a way of getting Leopard to save the jpg's with their extension?
    Doesn't Leopard hide the file extension? Or am I on the wrong lines. Anyways, thanks for the terminal and tinker tips, I used
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    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
    and it worked a treat!

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    No Leopard doesn't hide extensions you can see them.

    Is there a way of getting screen shots to be saved with the extension automatically? Do you know Bobtomay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky55 View Post
    No Leopard doesn't hide extensions you can see them.

    Is there a way of getting screen shots to be saved with the extension automatically? Do you know Bobtomay?
    It's simply a check box in the Finder preferences...


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    It's simply a check box in the Finder preferences...

    Yep, that should be it, thanks RIDE...
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    Aye you're right its working a treat now.

    Thanks again.

    I had to do this on the PC and it was a right pain compared to this, using the print screen and pasting into windows paint and then opening in photoshop to save as a decent quality jpg because paint destroys jpgs with too much compression, basically about ten steps compared to Mac OS X's one.

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    ah ive have trouble up lodaing to flickr due to not having .jpeg at end will this resovle the issues

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