How To Change Default Screenshot Save Location On macOS Mojave

If you often capture screenshots on macOS Mojave and you want to change default screenshot save location, you need to follow this post. macOS Mojave is a very well managed platform made by Apple for Mac computers. There are many people, who often capture screenshots on their computers. By default, Mojave saves all the screenshots on Desktop. Although Apple introduced Stacks that lets you organize all the files on Desktop very quickly, sometimes it becomes very difficult to find all the screenshots. Therefore, you can follow this guide in case you want to change default screenshot save location on Mac computer.

Let’s assume that you are writing an article on Mac for your website and you need to capture a lot of screenshots. If you already have some photos on your Desktop, it would be quite a time consuming to organize them in the future or when needed. Therefore, you can create a new folder for your screenshots, or you can set any other folder such as Documents as the save location. Here are some of the options you can use.

Documents: As mentioned earlier, you can directly save all your screenshots in the Documents folder. a is a Library folder, and it comes with the system installation.

Clipboard: If you do not want to save a screenshot to free up some storage on your computer, you can select this option. Let’s assume that you are using Photoshop to edit the screenshots. At such moments, you can choose Clipboard option and paste the screenshot directly in Photoshop. Following that, you can edit the image accordingly.

Mail: If you want to mail screenshot directly without saving, you can choose the Mail option.

Messages: Just like Mail, you can choose Messages option so that you can send a screenshot to someone through Messages app.

Preview: If you want to edit the screenshot before saving, you can choose Preview option. The screenshot will be opened in the Preview app and following that, you can edit it according to your requirements.

Other Location: If your desired folder or option is not there in the list, you can choose any other location by selecting this option. For example, you can choose an external USB drive or so. Not only that but also you can save screenshot in cloud storage as well.

Change Default Screenshot Save Location on macOS Mojave

This is very easy and not much time consuming as well. As it is an inbuilt feature, you do not need to download any third-party software as well. Generally, we press Cmd + Shift 3 or 4 to capture a screenshot. However, to get more options, you need to press Cmd + Shift + 5. After that, you should find a panel like this-

Change Default Screenshot Save Location on macOS Mojave

Click the Options button and select a location. In case you want to save your screenshots in cloud storage or an external drive, you need to opt for Other Location option.

However, if you want to select cloud storage, you must have to install the respective app. For example, if you want to use Google Drive, you need to download and install Google Drive on your computer. On the other hand, if you want to use an external device, you need to plug that in first and choose it from the menu.

In case you choose an external device, your computer will start saving the screenshots on Desktop if you unplug the device.

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1 comment

  1. Ray says:

    This makes sense. Must be why my Mojave has no such options for timing.

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