Change default screen capture output

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by nargalzius, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. nargalzius

    nargalzius Member

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    I dearly hope I posted this in the right board... anyways.

    I know about grab, and the other 3rd party apps. But my issue is this:

    I seldom use the "screen capture" thing. and I REALLY like using the system hotkeys of OSX (this translates to: I prefer NOT to use even Grab, which is built in - if i can help it that is)

    My only beef with the default OSX screen capture is it outputs to PDF - I'd like to change it (if possible) to a filetype more immediately editable.

    PNG seems to be a good choice for me (or lossless TIFF like grab) if possible.

    Is this possible at all? Or do I really have to resort to those other applications if I want to output a quick capture to something OTHER than pdf?
     
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    Open Preview (located in Applications) and choose File > Open.
    Locate the file you want to convert and click Open.
    Choose File > Export.
    Choose a file format from the Format pop-up menu and click Save.

    if else fails, try Snap N' Drag.

    [Edited on 2-28-2005 by super_ed]
     
  3. nargalzius

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    thanks ed, but that's not quite what i had in mind.

    i was thinking along the lines of the shift-command-3 (or 4) to directly output to something other than PDF.
     
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    is there a way to make it jpeg too... my default ourput is PNG
     
  5. paparazzi

    paparazzi Well-Known Member

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    my default output is PNG too. I've been wanting to switch it to JPEG.
     
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    don't think it's possible without using the terminal. you may want to check Capture Me.
     
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    make your lives simpler and just use SnapNDrag.
     
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    Found it. On terminal, type:

    then restart

    you can change JPEG to PNG or BMP or PDF or TIFF or PSD
     
    #9 paparazzi, Jan 18, 2007
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    thanks paparazzi. great tip every newbie should learn.
     
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    how's the quality compared to PNG?
     
  12. emiaj

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    Use Onyx, it can change the default screen capture output to PNG, JPG and some other file format.

    I used it to change the default PDF to JPG.

    Under 'Parameters' select 'General' then 'Format Screen Capture'
     
    #12 emiaj, Jan 19, 2007
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    pano yun sa onyx? cant seem to find it :D thanks :D
     

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