If you take a lot of screenshots on your Mac, chances are that your desktop gets cluttered with all those files since that’s where OS X saves them by default. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change where the screenshots are saved in the future. We have all the details on how to do just that right here.
Moving files to a different folder or location may get you by, but only for so long as frustration begins to creep in. So if you’re ready to take matters into your own hands and tell your Mac what it should be doing rather than letting it dictate terms to you, here’s what you can do.
Changing Screenshot Save Location To A Custom Directory
Step 1: To begin, you need to establish where you wish to save the screenshots in the future. You may create a new folder or simply choose the Pictures folder in the current user home directory.
Step 2: Now you need to launch the Terminal app. Navigate to Applications > Utilities and launch Terminal. Or you can simply bring up Spotlight search and type in Terminal.
Step 3: If you want to set the Pictures folder in your user directory as the location, enter the following command in the Terminal: