How to Give Screenshots Custom Names
Whenever I take a new screenshot in Lion, the file appears on my desktop with the screenshot date and time, rather than displaying a filename. Itís cumbersome and difficult to distinguish between the images. How can I change the default name for my screenshots?
Unfortunately, there is no way to do so natively within OS X, though there are a few third-party applications out there that can do the job. One application that we couldnít live without is Skitch, a free screenshot utility app that comes with a heaping of options and is available in the Mac App Store.
After taking a screenshot, enter a filename, and then drag the file to a folder on your Mac.Once you download it, launch the app, click the Snap button, and Skitch is ready to take a screenshot. When youíre ready to save it, enter a filename in the field below the image and then drag the Drag Me tab to your desktop or anywhere else on your system to save the screen. Itís not as automatic as Command-Shift-4, but itís a lot easier than going in and individually renaming every screenshot.
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