Forum Question: How Could I Change the Date Format From Screenshot File Names?

By default, every time I get a screenshot on macOS, the file generated will be named “Screen Shot date time” where the date is in the format of YYYY-MM-DD.

How could I change the date format to DD-MM-YYYY?

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Kishore Kumar

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Could I Change the Date Format From Screenshot File Names?”

    4/13/18 @ 9:15 pm

    There’s no easy way I can think of. You could create an Automator service to take a screenshot and then save it with a custom filename. Or, create an Automator folder action to look for screenshots and move them and change their names. Either one will take a variable amount of effort depending on your coding skill.

    Another option may be to buy a third-party screen shot app that has advanced file naming capability. It is hard for me to advise without knowing more. If you are talking about an occasional screenshot here and there, then it seems that manually renaming them may be the best way to go. If you have a task where you have to do this hundreds of times per day for some reason, then learning some Automator skills or getting a third-party app may work better.

    KISHORE KUMAR
    4/13/18 @ 9:21 pm

    Gary, Thanks for your quick response!

    I’ll have a look how the same can be achieved using Automator as advised by you.

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