TGA screenshot format no longer enabled?

69 Troll Shaman
I've tried to set the screenshotFormat "tga" numerous ways (/console and Changes made in-game are being saved properly in the config file. I can't get screenshots to be created in any format other than jpg.

Additionally, the screenshotQuality option appears to be completely ignored. If I stand in one spot and take two successive screenshots with it set to 2 and set to 9, I end up with two 407KB jpg files with no appreciable difference between them.

This is on a completely fresh install, no addons, 4.3.3 (15354). Permissions on /Applications/World of Warcraft are fine. This happens on both the 32 bit and 64 bit applications.
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Blizzard Employee
I'll inquire about this. I was unable to change the quality or format of the screenshots also.
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85 Night Elf Druid
It looks like they cut out TGA. Use PNG instead.
/console screenshotFormat png
/console screenshotQuality 10

If you are set on using TGA, for whatever reason, use the screencapture tool.
  • Click on Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
  • Enter the command defaults write type tga
  • Enter the command killall SystemUIServer

To take a screenshot,
Command+Shift+3 to save to Desktop
Command+Ctrl+Shift+3 to save to Clipboard
Command+Shift+4 to select Region and save to Desktop
Command+Ctrl+Shift+4 to select Region and save to Clipboard
Command+Shift+4 then Spacebar to select Window and save to Desktop
Command+Ctrl+Shift+4 then Spacebar to select Window and save to Clipboard
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69 Troll Shaman
Thanks, setting it to PNG works perfectly. Quality options appear not to have no effect, but at least it gets rid of all the compression artifacts.
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Blizzard Employee
So, got more information back.

  • .tga is not a supported format for screenshots on Macs. This is due to the removal of the QuickTime APIs that was used for this.
  • The screenshotQuality cvar is not supported on Mac.

  • Just wanted to provide this as a follow-up/feedback :)
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