Changing Screenshot format in Mac OS X

In Mac OS X, the default screenshot format is .png If you want to change the screenshot format, follow these steps.

    1. Open Terminal.
    2. Type this command and press Enter key.

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type image_format_you_want

    Replace “image_format” with the file type you want. Ex: jpg, tiff, bmp, pict…

    defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg

    3. Log out and log in again (from the Apple menu) for the change to take effect.

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