In Mac OS X, everytime you take a screenshot using “Command + Shift + 4” or “Command + Shift + 3”, it saves the screenshot file under ~/Desktop. I really don’t like it as it makes my desktop un-managable. Rather I would like to save all screen captures to a specific folder on my desktop. I have found out a simply way to do it:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location /path/
For example, I prefer to save to ~/Desktop/screenshots foloer, simply have:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop/screenshots
Make sure the destination folder does exist! To apply the changes immediately, type in your shell:
killall SystemUIServer
After this you desktop of be free of “Screenshots”. Enjoy!

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