Apple Mac, easily accessible folder for Screenshots
Are screenshots cluttering your desktop in an unorganised mess of confusion? Well, this tip originally posted on Twitter by Gilbert Pellegrom could save you a lot of frustration.
In four simple steps you can organise where your files are held and sort by
date added so you can easily get to the last one you created.
What to look for gallery
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Apple Mac Dock, Showing Screenshots FolderBack to Images
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Apple Mac Dock, Showing Contextual MenuBack to Images
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Apple Mac Screenshot.app, With Location Window
The four required steps
Step 1. Create a ‘Screenshots’ folder
Make a choice about where you would like to store your screenshots and what to call the folder. Good choices for location would be in your
Rootfolder or the
The name is up to you but it’s probably wise to name it
Screenshotsso you remember what it is…
Step 2. Add to your Dock and/or Finder Window
Drag the folder you have created to your Dock, add it to the far right next to the ‘Bin’ (Waste Basket.) See Image 01 above. A good idea would be to also add it to your
Favouritessection in the main
Finder Window. That way there are two quick easily accessible links to your images.
Step 3. Set ‘Sort by’ to ‘Date Added’
Right click on the folder in the Dock and select
Date Addedfrom the contextual menu, see Image 02 above.
Step 4. Change ‘Save to’ location
Screenshotsapplication by typing ⌘ + Shift + 5 all together (
Command-Shift-5). Click on the
Optionsdropdown and select
Other Location...Navigate to your folder you created in Step 1 and click
Choose. See Image 03 above.
That’s it, you now have easy, fast access to your screenshots.
Check out the capture window Screenshots without a shadow article to permanently remove shadows when saving.
As a somewhat OCD tidiness geek this has helped me to keep a clean Desktop and quickly find the latest screenshot. Big thanks to Gilbert for the tip!
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- Gilbert Pellegrom's Original Tweet (twitter.com)
- Gilbert's Website (gilbitron.me)
- Take screenshots on Mac (support.apple.com)
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