Have you ever wanted to take a screenshot of an entire web page, but could only capture the visible part?
In this article, i’ll show you 3 simple ways to take a screenshot of a full web page.
Method #1: Using a browser extension – FireShot
FireShot is a browser extension available for Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Internet Explorer.
Visit the extension page on any of the supported browsers, search and add the extension to your browser. You can as well go to the FireShot website to download the installer which would allow you integrate the extension in multiple browsers at once.
Once the extension is added, you’ll see the tool icon at the top-right (or top-left) corner of your browser. Open the webpage you want to take a full screenshot of, click on the icon and select Capture entire page, or use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Z.
After the page is captured, a new tab or window will open with the preview of the page. You can then save the image to your computer.
Method #2: Using an online tool – Webpage Screenshot Capture
If you don’t want to install any extension, Webpage Screenshot Capture is an online tool that can be used to capture an entire web page.
Go to the web page of which you want to take a screenshot and copy the URL.
Go to Webpage Screenshot Capture and paste the URL in the provided address bar. Then click on Take Screenshot.
After a few seconds, the full webpage will be displayed. You can then choose the image quality and format, and save it online or your computer.
Method #3: Using GCLI in Firefox
GCLI (Graphical Command Line Interface) is a built-in developer toolbar in Firefox. If you don’t wish to install any extension, this is also a good alternative.
Open the webpage you want to capture, and press Shift+F2 to open the toolbar.
The toolbar will appear at the bottom of your browser. Enter the following command and press Enter.
The webpage will be saved as a .png file in y0ur downloads folder.
Which tools do you use for capturing full web pages? Let me know in the comments.
Ukeme likes to keep things simple and believes that tech doesn’t really have to be complicated. She is also a web designer and loves to learn new things.