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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?

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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,

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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.

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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
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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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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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