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Mac: Screen Capture Settings

This is in response to a user asking how to change the file type that OS X outputs when using the command + shift + 3 or command + shift + 4 (with or without the spacebar after) in Tiger.

Launch Terminal, and depending on what file type you want outputted, type (or copy and paste) the appropriate line below followed by return:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type png
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type tif

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To change the default save location:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /Full/Path/To/Folder

Enter this into the terminal.. and change the /Full/Path/To/Folder to the folder that you want it to go to.

hint: While in the terminal, if you drag a folder into the window.. it writes the location

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