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Screenshot formats
« on: November 11, 2019, 05:33:29 PM »

I use Cmd+Shift+4 > marquee a lot. Defaults is PNG. Anyone knowhow to change the default to .jpg? Can the res be set, if so?

PNGs tend to be big files.
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Re: Screenshot formats
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2019, 05:56:03 PM »
Onyx app can change that for you in the Parameters section.
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Re: Screenshot formats
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2019, 06:02:11 PM »
Yes Onyx can change it to JPG and also you can change it via the terminal using:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG
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Re: Screenshot formats
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 09:10:52 PM »
Yes Onyx can change it to JPG and also you can change it via the terminal using:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type JPG

Hmmm ... might try that.

... it worked, Joe!   :banana:  I had a slight dose of Terminal Terror, but decided to actually do it. I think 'sudo' is the danger area, correct? I gather PNGs have all sorts of other crap built in that in this case is not required.
Or is it an outmoded file format now anyway?
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Re: Screenshot formats
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 11:49:42 PM »
PNG files are useful because they can have a transparent white background whereas jpeg files cannot. Downside is larger file size. Designers are getting quite fond of using them (png files) in print jobs. :death:
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Re: Screenshot formats
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 07:29:01 PM »
PNG files are useful because they can have a transparent white background whereas jpeg files cannot. Downside is larger file size. Designers are getting quite fond of using them (png files) in print jobs. :death:
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