Mac: Change print screen file format to jpg

mac, apple mac, apple computer, mac os xBy default, if you do print screen in Mac, the output file format is PNG. Some users complaint that png file size is larger compare to jpg. While others prefer jpg over png because of it’s popularity. I believe you have your own preferences when it come to image file type. No worry, today i will teach you how to change the print screen file format to jpg, bmp, tif and gif.

To change the print screen file format to jpg follow the steps below:-


  • Open your Terminal
  • Copy and paste the commands below and hit “return”
    defaults write type jpg
    killall SystemUIServer

    * Killing the SystemUI for changes to take effect

  • Mac also support other file format like bmp, tif, gif. Just switch the jpg to your desire file format will do.

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