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April 24th, 2009, 04:07 PM

When I take a screenshot it is saved in .png format. Is it possible to change this so it'd be saved in .jpg by default?


April 24th, 2009, 04:25 PM
jpg quality sucks and it not an open format. png is a lossless format that is opensource and work on any system as far as I know

April 24th, 2009, 04:30 PM
JPEG is not good for screenshots, but if needed, you can take screenshots using GIMP, and save a JPG.

Create -> Screenshot

On GNOME-Screenshot, I am not sure if you can actually....

I agree with above, JPEG is designed for "real life" images. Anything artificial or cartoony looks poor(er). PNG works with most places, and is lossless. You can also use indexed colors to still look better than jpeg and use small filesizes.

You can convert png to jpeg using GIMP or EOG.

April 24th, 2009, 04:31 PM
+1 to LowSky.
I think people are conditionned to believe JPG is the standard image format. It is true for pictures, but not for computer-generated images.
PNG is the (open-source) way to go.

April 24th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Well, thanks guys I already know this, but it leaves my question unanswered.

April 24th, 2009, 04:46 PM
No. Save it as PNG then convert it to JPEG with eog or Gimp.