Custom names for screenshots

Custom names for screenshots

Currently if you take a screenshot, it gets a name like this:

Personally, I feel the date and time are redundant given you can already sort files by date in the Finder and in Dock folders. So you can omit the date like this:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture include-date -bool false

To reverse it:

defaults delete com.apple.screencapture include-date

Now, you’ll get screenshots named like this:

If you want to go full-on retro, you can also change the name used for screenshots:

defaults write com.apple.screencapture name Picture

To reverse it:

defaults delete com.apple.screencapture name

This should bring back some memories:

Also, if you’re in the habit of collecting screenshots on one machine, I find naming screenshots after individual machines to be very useful.