Way back when I heard about the new graphic format PNG, I thought WTH? Why would they go make another format as GIF was fine. When I started blogging, I did a little bit of additional research and found out there was a pretty good reason for the new format (‘new’ meaning that the file format has been around since 1996.) Here’s the wikipedia link on the subject.
In any event, I did find myself making screen shots that I wanted posted on the web. Not all of the screen shots were large – most being icons and the ilk – so I really didn’t need a jpeg file. So I did a little bit more research and I had implemented this little hack that allowed me to change the default file format of OSX’s screen capture. Of course, I didn’t bookmark the hack but fortunately the hack recently was posted on TUAW site and I thought I’d give it a mention here. (TUAW’s article)