How to I change Screen Capture from the default PNG to JPG on my Mac mini M1 running macOS 12.2.1?
I followed the instructions others gave me to open Terminal.app and type in: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type jpg [plus one space]. Then I closed Terminal and restarted the computer. When I re-opened Terminal, the sentence was gone, and Screen Capture still made PNG files. I tried again, shutting down the computer this time, with the same non-result.
I make a lot of screen captures, sometimes saving them as images and often inserting them in Pages documents to illustrate my text. PNG images use up more bytes than JPG images, making my files larger and taking up more space to save. JPG images are lower quality, and not lossless, however that isn’t important to me when I’m making screen captures.
Device: Mac Running Monterey
App: Something Else