Saving a screenshot as a JPG in OSX using Preview instead of Grab

« posted August 19, 2008 - 7:58pm »

I take lots of screenshots and am in the habit of using Apple's Grab application. The problem is...this app only gives you the option of saving the screen shot as a TIFF, which is rarely what I need. But I tumbled across this little option in the Apple program, Preview just now.

Check it! All the normal functions available in Grab are also available in Preview. So next time I need to create a JPEG screenshot all I need to do it open up Preview, open the File menu, slip on down to Grab, and select my option. Then I can save this image as any type of file I want (usually JPEG). Fantastic.