Change default OneDrive screenshot file format

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    Change default OneDrive screenshot file format


    Good morning all,

    Whenever I use the PrtSc key a screen shot is automatically saved to my OneDrive. I really like that feature.

    The file format is PNG though.

    Is there a way to force the screen shots being saved as a JPG instead ?

    All help and suggestions will be appreciated

    Thanks

    Lee
    Last edited by GeneralLee01; 20 Sep 2020 at 05:24.
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    Anyone ?
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    I don't think there isn't any way to do this. At least I have not found one. All the suggestions keep saying to use another screen capture program so I think that is your only solution.

    I use Greenshot and when it's running I can press Ctrl+Prtscr and it will write a jpg of the full screen to my Desktop. I can set it to write the jpg wherever I want. Settings control everything.
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    Why not use the Windows APP Snip and Sketch It's a part of Windows 10
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    How do you get it to automatically take a full screen snip and write it to a specified folder as a .jpg?
    That's what @GeneralLee01 is looking for with the PrtScr button.
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    Thanks every one for all your help and suggestions !

    Ztruker said:
    . . . . All the suggestions keep saying to use another screen capture program so I think that is your only solution. . .
    That would work. But is not a solution in my case, more like a work around. Just as the work around I use now, converting the shots to jpg afterwards.

    spunk said:
    Why not use the Windows APP Snip and Sketch It's a part of Windows 10
    Because pressing Printscreen and having it automatically saved to my OneDrive is fast and easy and just what I want. Using snip and sketch is much more cumbersome. And making 3 screenshots in one second is probably even impossible.

    Ztruker said:
    How do you get it to automatically take a full screen snip and write it to a specified folder as a .jpg?
    That's what @GeneralLee01 is looking for with the PrtScr button.
    Correct. The OneDrive software does all of that, except saving it in the "correct" file format. It saves the screenshot in png instead of jpg.
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    If you install Greenshot as I suggested, you can set it up so pressing Ctrl+PrtScr will save a jpg to your OneDrive. So you have to press two keys at the same time, not exactly a hardship and it will do several screen captures a second if necessary. Sounds to me like it will do exactly what you want.
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    Hi Trucker. I tested Greeenshot out for a while. It works nice and swift. But I am not prepared to install additional software for a task that standard software can do. In order to keep my system safe and lean I install as little stuff as possible. Thanks again for your help making me aware of this nice piece of software.
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