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Configuring screenshots in Mac

dinirockz93 profile image Dhinesh Updated on ・1 min read

Hola Everyone,

I have been a Mac user for the past 5 years, wanted to share tricks in customising the screenshots in Mac.


NOTE

All these changes requires restart, If you want the change to reflect immediately, you can run this command

$ killall SystemUIServer
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1. Disable Screenshot Drop Shadows

$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool TRUE
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To reset the changes

$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture disable-shadow -bool FALSE
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2. Change Screenshot File Format
$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture type PDF
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To reset the changes

$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture type png
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3. Change the default folder
$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture location <DIR>
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To reset the changes

$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop
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4. Change the screenshot file name
$ defaults write com.apple.screencapture name <FILENAME>
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Do add any comments if I am missing something

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