There are instances where we want to capture the full-length page’s screenshot for later viewing or for work like creating reports. Either you can take multiple screenshots by scrolling with Print Screen button or capture the entire page with Chrome extensions. Now, there are hundreds of such extensions, question is which one is best among them.
There is not a straight forward answer on the best extension to capture complete page screenshots, as it depends which feature you like the most. So, I took a stab at multiple extensions to find the reliable, easy and feature rich ones.
1) Feature Heavy – FireShot
Fireshot is a popular Chrome extension does exactly what we desire here. It can capture the entire page with a click of a button and lets you export it in various image formats and in PDF as well.
Once you’re install it, a little “S” icon will be added to your extensions tray. Head over to the page you want to capture and click the icon or find it under right-click menu. In there are a couple of options that all perform slightly different functions.
“Capture entire page” will extract the complete content from top to button, “Capture visible part” will only get what’s on your screen at the moment, “Capture selection” makes you select the area of the page you want and “Capture all tabs” will extract every tab’s content open right now, however, this is a pro feature.
To capture entire site screenshot, select first option and Fireshot will direct you to an interface where you can edit the image and save in desired format. If you want to perform some more actions like annotations, drawings, you can easily download their free desktop add-on. Through the tool, you can insert shapes, text, and other editing stuff. You can also directly save the file and skip these steps from the drop-down present against every option.
Fireshot also packs a bunch of shortcuts for quick access, you can take a look at them in the options menu under “Miscellaneous”. It also let’s alter those pre-defined combinations including their functions. You can tune a couple of more elements in from setting including editor and capturing preferences.
Though, I liked Fireshot with the extensive features it provide, I found it little cumbersome. If you are looking for simple ligh-weighted solution, read on.
2. Lightweight Easy Alternative – Full Page Screen Capture
This simple extension is only thrice of size of Fireshot and takes much lesser memory while running. It does not have any fancy splash screen of image editor, it is made only for single purpose – to capture full page screen.
I really liked it, owing to its simple nature, light wight and open source code. With just a single click, you will have entire length screenshot. Quite useful when you have to take multiple screenshots in short time.
3. Online Editing with Awesome Screenshot
“Awesome Screenshot” is very similar to Fireshot except that it allows you to edit images live in browser without need for extra tool. It can create custom links to these screenshots for easy sharing and allows commenting with annotations on these shared images.
That was all. Let us know which extensions you prefer to take screenshots.