How to convert screenshots to JPG in Windows 10

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  • PNG is the default file format for captured screenshots in Windows 10.
  • This guide tells you how to convert screenshot image files to the JPG format.
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Some users often need to capture screenshots in Windows 10 with the PrtSc button, or other third-party utilities.

By default, Windows 10 and its image-editing apps save screenshots as PNG files. However, some users might prefer to have their screenshots saved with the JPG (or JPEG) file format.

In today’s guide we will discuss how you can perform this transformation process easily while evidentiating the most useful ways to do it.

Four ways to convert PNG screenshots to JPG

1. How do I save a screenshot as a JPEG in Windows 10?

  1. Open the platform’s search utility with the Windows key + S hotkey.
  2. Type Paint in the search box to find that app.
  3. Click Paint to open its window.
  4. Then press the Ctrl + V hotkey to paste your captured screenshot into Paint.
  5. Click the Filetab.
  6. Select Save to open the window shown in the shot below.
    Saved As window screenshot to jpg windows 10
  7. PNG is always the default file format selected on Paint’s Save as type drop-down. Select the JPEG option on the Save as type drop-down menu to change it.
  8. Click the Save button.

Convert PNG saved file to JPEG

  1. Click File > Open. Then select the saved PNG to open it in Paint.
  2. Thereafter, click File > Save as to open the submenu shown directly below.
    The Save as menu screenshot to jpg windows 10
  3. Click JPEG to convert it to that file format.
  4. Enter a file title, and click the Save option.

2. How do you take a screenshot and save it as a picture?

  1. Press the Windows key + PrtSc hotkey.
  2. Next, press the Windows key + E hotkey.
  3. Open the Pictures folder in File Explorer.
  4. Open the Screenshots folder.
    Screenshots folder screenshot to jpg windows 10
  5. Right-click a PNG image there and select the Rename option.
    Rename option screenshot to jpg windows 10
  6. Delete PNG at the end of the file.
  7. Then enter JPG as the replacement file extension.
  8. Click Yes to confirm the dialog box.

3. Convert snapshots with the IMG2GO.com image file conversion utility

  1. Open the IMG2GO Convert to JPG page.
    IMG2GO.COM converter screenshot to jpg windows 10
  2. Click Choose File on that page.
  3. Select an image file to convert to JPG, and click the Open button.
  4. Click Start to convert the file.
  5. Click the Download button.

4. Batch convert saved screenshots to JPG with XnConvert

  1. Download XnConvert.
  2. Install the software.
  3. Open the XnConvert software.
    XnConvert window screenshot to jpg windows 10
  4. Click Add files… to select screenshot images to convert to JPG.
  5. Select the Output tab.
    XnConvert Output tab screenshot to jpg windows 10
  6. Select {Filename}_Convert on the Filename drop-down menu.
  7. Select JPG on the Format drop-down menu.
  8. Press the Convert button.
  9. You can open the converted output from its source folder.

As you can see, there are various ways you can convert screenshots to JPG in Windows 10. Choose the method you prefer to convert your snapshots to JPG.

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