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Lower case file extension in MS Paint

I'm using MS Paint on WinXP at work, for capturing simple screenshots.
Problem: MS Paint always wants to save in BMP format.
How can I set PNG to be Paint's default file-saving format?

Note: Suggestions about other software are irrelevant. I know there are many other software tools available. But I'm asking specifically about MS Paint.

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marked as duplicate by Sathya, Mehper C. Palavuzlar, quack quixote May 25 '10 at 17:38

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Doesn't really help you if you are on XP, but Paint on Vista and 7 both use PNG as the default save format. – Nick Feb 21 '11 at 17:38
    
exact duplicate?!... – n611x007 Nov 11 '12 at 0:52
    
Dupe: superuser.com/questions/6684/… – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Sep 26 '13 at 15:15
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I'm afraid this is not possible, based on this answer to a related question. It would be good if someone can confirm this.

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see other related questions. it is possible doing a shortcut with a blank image in format you want as parameter. – kokbira May 18 '11 at 11:48

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