15 Best Ways To Create Website Screenshots: How do you take screenshot on Windows? I guess you are using PrtScr button to capture screenshot of any program window including the web browser. The Windows saves the current screen on the clipboard which you can then paste in Paint, edit, and do whatever you like to do with it. But there are many instances when you have to take a screenshot of whole web sites instead of currently visible part of the website. If you work as a journalist or blogger then capturing screenshots will the most used feature on your laptop or PC.
Last week I shared with how you can take entire webpage screenshot using a hidden tool inside Google Chrome. I also mentioned one plugin which can help you with taking screenshots. But there are other screenshot tools that can make capturing screenshots and edit at the same time easy on Chrome, Mozilla, or any other browser. Some of them are plugins, some are stand-alone software and others are online web-based services which capture screenshots as per your requirements.
15 Best Ways To Create Website Screenshots
Save as image (Mozilla) – As the name signifies this add-on is used to save an entire page, frame or part of either as an image directly from Mozilla Firefox.
Pearl Crescent Page Saver (Mozilla) – Save an image of the entire web page in jpg or png format; moreover just like above tools you can save a full webpage or a portion of it with the facility to automatically scale capture screenshot to a smaller size.
Full Page Screen Capture (Chrome) – Simplest way to take a full page screenshot of your current browser window. Click on the extension icon (or press Alt+Shift+P), watch the extension capture each part of the page and open in new tab from where you can save it anywhere you like.
WebShots (Mozilla) – Webshots is another Firefox extension that allows you to capture screenshots of web pages. This is great for saving a specific page for future reference, sharing a web page with a friend, and more! So far, you can only capture the screen shots and save them.
SnagIt – SnagIt is one of the best programs for Windows PC and Mac for capturing screenshots of screen easily. It is equipped with all the options you might need from a screenshot program. It can replace the standard Print Screen function and easily integrates with Mozilla browser. You can also create different profiles for various types of purposes. The cost is a bit high at $39.95, but with the features, it provides, it is value for money. You can also take a free trial before making a purchase.
FastStone Capture – This small tool looks similar to Windows 10 latest floating Snipping Tool but it has much better functionalities. It is lightweight, yet full-featured screen capture tool and computer screen recorder tool. You can capture any windows, particular elements of the current window, full screen, rectangle regions, and even freehand-selected regions. The price is $19.99 after a free trial period of 30 days
WebShot – A program that allows you to take screenshots and thumbnails of web pages or whole websites. Its main advantage is its powerful command line utility which enables you to automate the process of taking screenshots.
Paparazzi! – a tiny application for Mac OS X that lets you take screenshots of web pages.
PrintKey – replaces your print screen function with a better one with more features. There’s a commercial version but you can also find an older, unsupported, freeware version on the provided link.
I4X Screencatcher – take screenshots of the active window, entire screen, or the selected area with this tool.
InstantShot – an advanced but freeware application for Mac OS X that sits in your menu bar and gives you a myriad of screen capturing options, including capturing a region, hotkeys, several output formats, image scaling and many others.
WebShotsPro – enter a URL address and get a screenshot of the website in question. Simple. You might encounter quite a long queue before getting your screenshot, though.
Thumbalizr – already mentioned in a recent article, Thumbalizr lets you create screenshots of websites by pasting their URL; the only problem is that it doesn’t always work.