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Change the Screencapture file type

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To change the file format of the screencapture feature in OS X 10.4, use the following command line command:

 

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf

 

You need to log out and back in for the change to take effect. And you *can* set the file format to PSD (Photoshop) as well as many other file types.

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awesome. thanks for this. I had really wanted to know how to change this. PNG files were just not working for me.

thanks

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Also you could download Tweak Freak and use that.

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Also you could download Tweak Freak and use that.

 

This however requires a download of third party software, which some people do not wish to do. It has to be easier to type one console command once than have to download, install and run a program just to change a file save type.

 

Edit: Perhaps when recommending software that is useful because it has extra features one should explain the benefits of those extra features to better aid people in making the decision.

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Also you could download Tweak Freak and use that.

 

This however requires a download of third party software, which some people do not wish to do. It has to be easier to type one console command once than have to download, install and run a program just to change a file save type.

Tweak Freak has many other features.

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