I often like to take screenshots of lists online. They vary by size and purpose, but it's a pain when the section I want to document is longer than my screen. This happens not that often, but it's annoying to have to zoom out to 25% and then take a very low quality screenshot with Greenshot.

What I would like:

  • Chrome Extension (obviously)
  • Takes a screenshot of the page. A select only part of the page would be useful, but not required by any means
  • Simple, and easy to use
  • Lightweight; no need to slow computer down

Although this feature is a very far stretch, it'd be amazing if it had built in support with Greenshot. However, that doesn't seem to be possible, as it won't open a file as a standard image editor. I hope that you prove me wrong on this point :)

  • So, basically, you want to capture a so-called "scrolling area", am I right?
    – nidunc
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 2:14
  • Maybe converting the whole page to pdf? web2pdfconvert.com
    – Davidenko
    Commented Jan 12, 2015 at 11:15

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I use Nimbus Screenshot.

Right click on the page, select Nimbus Screenshot then Entire Page.

  • Available for Chrome
  • Works also for Selected area
  • Rather simple, even though I could do without the edition window it shows after screenshot is taken
  • Did not notice any slowliness

One is Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate

  1. Capture or clip selected area, or all visible portion, or entire page
  2. Support PNG format
  3. Support horizontal scroll when capturing
  4. Annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text
  5. Crop and scroll & Show crop area dimension
  6. Use eraser to hide sensitive information
  7. Copy the screenshot and paste it to GMail etc. Support Windows and Linux.
  8. Save to Local
  9. One-click to upload and get a shareable link
  10. Support Google Drive (Gdrive) Now.
  11. Save very large image, bypass the 2Mb limit. No crash any more.

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  • 2
    This is a malicious extension. I wrote a post about it a while ago: gaboverflow.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/…
    – Gabriel
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 14:10
  • And the "Capture Entire Page" option doesn't work for me, while other extensions do work
    – nidunc
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 14:13
  • @nidunc, well it works for me so can't say anyting about it... :)
    – Dhwani
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 3:59
  • @Gabriel, thanks dude, i was not knowing about this fact. Thank u so much for that.
    – Dhwani
    Commented May 21, 2014 at 4:01

Unlike what the name suggests,


is available for Google Chrome (also for Firefox and even Internet Explorer).

  • It's a Chrome extension. It has a Pro version, but you probably won't need that.
  • You can take a screenshot

    • Of the whole page
    • Of a selection
    • Of the visible area
    • Of the whole screen, including the Windows taskbar and the Chrome toolbars.

    FireShot Chrome capture menu
    FireShot button menu - also integrates with the right-click menu
    context menu

  • It's simpler than the Firefox version (less settings for the extension - Editor settings are the same), and quite straightforward.
  • It doesn't noticeably slow your computer down (around 30MB RAM and less than 0% CPU usage when idle)

  • You can edit the screenshots afterwards in the built-in editor
    editor toolbar
    or you can open it in an external program, but I don't know if Greenshot supports this.
    Well, there's no harm in trying.
    Open in external Program dialog
  • You can also directly upload them to a service.
    supported upload services
  • I did notice that Greenshot has some capability to open files, although I don't know how well it'll work with FireShot. Thanks though, I'll take a look and see if it works. If it does, I'll post how I did it here. Commented May 29, 2014 at 17:20
  • @AnnonomusPenguin It's more than one week later, so I assume it didn't work.
    – nidunc
    Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 8:16
  • I tried but I couldn't find a way to open it from source using the command line. There's a menu option when you right click the Greenshot icon in the try that says open from file. I never figured out the command line, though. Commented Jun 8, 2014 at 12:48

EDIT (2014-08-23): Webpage Screenshot now adds their URLs a the bottom left of the screenshot, thereby making the screenshot unnecessarily wider, so I advise against it.

You can use the Chrome Extension Webpage Screenshot:

  • Free
  • Chrome Extension
  • Simple, and easy to use
  • Takes a screenshot of the entire page, or only the visible part.
  • Lightweight
  • Editor to post-process

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PS: I used to use Screen Capture (by Google) and Pixlr Grabber but they both stopped working recently.

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    Unrelated You have a whole lot of extensions
    – nidunc
    Commented May 29, 2014 at 21:32

Webpage Screenshot

  • Is
  • Is a Chrome extension
  • You can take a screenshot of either the entire page, or just the visible area, but you can crop the screenshot afterwards with the built-in editor
    Screenshot menu
  • Fairly simple and easy to use
  • Doesn't slow the computer down; lightweight

You can edit screenshots after capturing with the built-in editor that automatically appears.
Built-in editor
As you can see, you can also share the screenshots to numerous social networking and file storage websites/services.

If you want an extension that simply captures the whole screen with just one mouse click

Full Page Screen Capture

should be perfect for you.
Full Page Screen Capture menu
After capturing it shows the screenhot in a new tab, where you can save it or copy it through the right-click menu. There are no built-in editing or sharing features, it's a very basic add-on which does what it's supposed to do.


Fullscreenrrr - full webpage screenshot

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  • Very simple and easy to use
  • Up to 50% faster than other extensions,
  • After Screenshoot completion - images are saved directly on Downloads folder
  • Shows in percents the current progress
  • You can hear during the capture process, capture feedback with camera analog click sound

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You don't need an extension because Chrome offers a built-in Full Page Screenshot feature

First, we need to open DevTools inside Chrome. We can open it in different ways:

  • Main Menu (⋮ three vertical dots) in the top-right corner > More tools > Developer tools.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: Control+Shift+I in Windows and Linux, or Command+Option+I in Mac.
  • Right-clicking anywhere in the page and select Inspect.

From there, there are multiple ways to capture a full page screenshot.

My preferred way (see https://superuser.com/a/1218097/74576 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_6_9eFPhxI):

  1. Toggle the device toolbar
  2. Set the desired resolution in the device toolbar
  3. Select the More options overflow menu in the device toolbar
  4. Select Capture screenshot or Capture full size screenshot
  5. The screenshot will be saved to your Downloads folder

For another way, see https://medium.com/better-programming/how-to-take-full-page-screenshots-in-chrome-without-extensions-be2f0cf36df1.

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