Change screenshot capture folder on a Mac

To capture screenshots on Macs, shift + command + 4 will allow you to capture a portion of your screen

The default location to save screen shots is the Desktop. To change to a different folder, follow the instructions provided at

For example, change from teh desktop to a subfolder created in Pictures. Create the new folder first, then open Terminal. At the prompt, type

defaults write location ~/Pictures/Screenshots/

Press Return to carry out the command.

After the work is completed and a new prompt is displayed, enter

killall SystemUIServer

and press Return key to run the command.


Confirmed on Mac 10.12.2