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Animation frames get saved to disk automatically. Render button for animation

Still images do not. Render button for a single frame

Is there a setting that can be changed so that single-frame renders also get saved to disk automatically upon completion?

To clarify, I mean changing the behavior of the render function, not simply changing the frame range to Start:1 End:1 (for example) and rendering as an animation.

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    $\begingroup$ You can use a file output node, see blender.stackexchange.com/q/6769/599 $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Oct 8 '15 at 19:25
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 I never even heard of that one before o.O $\endgroup$ – VRM Oct 8 '15 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ @gandalf3 Ah, right. What I'm looking for though is more like a way to change the behavior for all .blend files, as a setting. I don't mean changing the startup .blend. Either something that can be quickly enabled in the Render context, enabled in Preferences, or maybe added custom as a keyboard shortcut. $\endgroup$ – Mentalist Oct 8 '15 at 19:32
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    $\begingroup$ @Mentalist You might try this addon $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Oct 8 '15 at 19:34
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Yes, this is supported.

"Write Image" - it's an optional parameter of the operator, and can be set in the key-map editor.

(Preferences > Input > search "render")

In my case I have the shortcut for Render set to CmdR so it looks like this:

Write Image checkbox enabled

Just make sure to specify a file name:

Output file path

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