How to Change Where Screenshots Are Saved on Mac

By default, when you create an screenshot is saved on the desktop. If you want it you can change it by running 1 like in the Terminal.


  1. Create the folder where you want to save all the screenshots.
  2. Open the terminal
  3. Run this command:
$ defaults write location /PATH/TO/YOUR/DIRECTORY

Take in count you must change the script, and replace the path at the end with the location of your folder.

Once you run this, you can tes it by Command + Shift + 4, take an screenshot and test it.

Hope it helps! Happy coding!