Ways to Save screenshot in JPG format on Mac

If your life depends on spending time with a Mac computer, then you probably know that the screenshots which you capture are saved in the PNG format by default. Though this format contains more detail, it occupies space on your hard disk even without your notice if there are plenty of such images. Besides that, it will take more time to upload or share the PNG format images online if you are on a slower internet connection. The best way to tackle this issue would be to save the images in the JPG format.

You can save the images once again in JPG format by manually opening and editing each and every PNG format image, but this process consumes a lot of time. That’s why, I am going to share you two ways on how to save the screenshots in JPG format in Mac computers.

Ways to save screenshots in JPG format on Mac computers

Way 1: To make changes in the Terminal using a command

If you know how to use a terminal, you can literally play with your Mac computer. Type the following command to change the default format to JPG to save the screenshots.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg

You may also save the screenshots by default in the PDF format. You will have to type the PDF at the end of the command mentioned above instead of the JPG. I know you are confused, that’s why I am sharing the command to save the screenshots in PDF format below.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf

You may also try the other formats such as TIFF by editing the command and explore much more.

Way 2: To use a third party software to capture the screenshots

There could be cases when you will have to use both the JPG and PNG formats to save the screenshots. In such cases, you cannot edit the command every time manually as it will consume a share of your time. This is where you will have to rely on third party apps to save the screenshots in any format as you wish. The best option would be Monosnap, which can be downloaded from the Mac store for free.

I hope these ways will work for you. Share in the comments below if you are facing any problem.

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