How to Change Default Screenshot File Format on Galaxy Z Flip4

This post will walk you through altering the default file type used when saving screenshots on the newest Samsung Galaxy Z Flip smartphone. Here’s a quick guide to change the default screenshot file format on the Galaxy Z Flip4 device.

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Digital photos including screenshots taken by smartphone cameras are mostly stored as JPEG files. The reduced image size of JPEG files makes it easier for these devices to store and load screenshot images on webpages.

Android smartphones including Samsung’s newest Galaxy Z Flip variant stores screenshot as JPEG. If you’re not satisfied with the image output, then you can always change it to PNG instead.

Depicted below is the actual process of applying these changes on the Galaxy Z Flip advanced settings. Feel free to refer to this guide when needed.

  1. When ready, launch the Settings app by tapping on the Settings icon from the Home or Apps screen of your phone. Just look for the gear-shaped icon on either screen then tap on it to launch the app. 



    You can also access the Settings app shortcut from the quick settings panel of your device. It’s also represented by a gear-shaped icon located on the top-right side of the quick settings panel.

  2. In the Settings menu, scroll to find then tap Advanced features.



    Another menu opens with all inbuilt advanced features that you can utilize.

  3. Scroll to find Screenshots and screen recorder then tap on it to proceed.



    On the next screen, you will see different options relevant to screenshot and screen recording management.

  4. Navigate to the Screenshots section then tap Format to continue.



    A pop-up menu will load up next. Here, you will see two main file type options.

  5. The default file type selection is set to JPEG (JPG). To change this, simply tap to mark PNG.



    When a check mark appears next to PNG, it denotes that the next screenshots image you’ll take will be saved as a portable network graphic (PNG) file.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

Galaxy Z Flip 4 Screenshot File Types

Screenshots saved in Android smartphones are either in PNG or JPEG file format. By default, the screenshot format used in Galaxy Z Flip 4 is set to JPEG. 

JPEG is a commonly used method of lossy compression for digital images particularly images produced by digital photography. 

The image compression results in a smaller file size. This is one of the main reasons as to why many people would prefer using JPEG images for storing and transmitting photographic images over the internet. Almost, if not all operating systems now have JPEG image support visualization and likewise store JPG extension.

Screenshots as PNG Files

Your screenshot images will then have transparent or semi-transparent backgrounds and are more detailed than JPGs and GIFs. 

PNG images are high-quality, detailed images that can be viewed and edited in a huge range of programs. 

The main drawback of PNG files is its larger file size than JPEG or GIF. This denotes more storage being utilized on your device’s internal memory. And given the larger file size, PNG files also take a longer time to load than JPEG files.

And that’s how you change the default file format for screenshots taken on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 smartphone.


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