How to Change the Default Screenshot Format on Galaxy S20

This post will teach you how to change the Galaxy S20 screenshot file format. Feel free to refer to this walk-through in case you need some help converting the default screenshot file type on your new Samsung handset.

When it comes to image quality, JPEG and PNG files emerge among the top-rated. Between these two, many would deemed PNG is better quality than JPEG. The reason for this is because JPEG files are utilizing lossy compression while PNG uses lossless compression type. Nonetheless, there are some aspects that JPEG appears to be a better choice than PNG or vice versa. 

PNG, JPEG (JPG) and GIF are widely supported file formats for sharing screen captures on the web as these files can be rendered across all email clients and web browsers. The supported screenshot file formats on the new Samsung galaxy s20 are JPG (JPEG) and PNG. 

If you need help changing this format, just refer to the steps I mapped out below.

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Easy steps to change the default screenshot format on Galaxy S20

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The following steps demonstrate the standard process of converting the Galaxy S20 default screenshot file format from JPEG to PNG or vice versa. In case you’re having trouble getting through the sub-menus, I have provided the screenshots depicting individual instructions. Start whenever you’re all set.

  1. Open the Settings app, to get started.

    The Settings app shortcut is typically found among other app icons from the Apps viewer.
    To access the Apps viewer, simply swipe up from the bottom of the display.

    change galaxy s20 screenshot file format - open settings

  2. From the Settings screen, scroll down and tap Advanced features.

    This will lead you to a new screen where you can activate and modify advanced features such as motions and gestures, Bixby, One-handed mode and more.

    change galaxy s20 screenshot file format - advanced features

  3. Scroll down and then tap Screenshots and screen recorder.

    A new screen where you can manage options to control screenshots and screen recorder settings will be displayed.

    change galaxy s20 screenshot file format - screenshots and screen recorder

  4. Tap Screenshot format.

    A pop-up menu that contains supported file formats for screenshots will show up next.

    change galaxy s20 screenshot file format - screenshot format

  5. Tap to select your preferred screenshot file format.

    An indication that the file type is selected is a blue checkmark next to it.

    change galaxy s20 screenshot file format - change format

  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and up
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

After making the selection, you will see that the new file type you’ve selected appears beneath the Screenshot format. That denotes that all screenshot images taken on your galaxy s20 will be saved as the new file format (either PNG or JPEG).

If you wish to change it back to the previous file format, just repeat the same steps until you get to the screenshot format menu.


If you’re concerned about storage, JPEG files would be a better option. When it comes to file size, JPEG appears to have the edge because large PNG images usually come in large file sizes while a similar sized JPEG file can be compressed and thus have much smaller file size. 

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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