Snow Leopard Improves Screen Shot Naming Convention

Posted August 30, 2009 at 8:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 6102 views

Snow Leopard has done away with the old naming convention for screen shots.

Michael Rose from TUAW discovered the change from the old Picture 1, Picture 2 format to a new format which uses the date and time of the screen shot.

The new naming convention looks like this: "Screen shot 2009-08-30 at 1.37.11 PM". This is much improved over the old format.

In the past if you took three screen shots they would be named Picture 1, Picture 2, and Picture 3. If you then deleted Picture 1 and took a fourth screen shot. It would be named Picture 1. You can see how this would get confusing.

A format with seconds and no spaces would have been preferred but at least screen shots in this format can be ordered better.

[via TUAW]


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hc5duke - September 4, 2009 at 5:33pm
This is awful, they should have gone with a 24-hour timestamp as opposed to 12-hour. A screenshot taken at 1pm should be sorted after one taken at 10am
Arif - August 31, 2009 at 1:58am
they should do this on the iphone camera too!!
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