Web designers and bloggers always require to take full-page screenshots of a webpage (others may also need it sometimes). The Print Screen button on the Keyboard does the job quite nicely. But the only problem with it is that you can capture only that part of a website which is visible. If the webpage is longer than the length which your monitor can accommodate than the part not visible on the monitor will not be captured. Now that’ a problem. There are some ways which can help you out in a situation like this. And thus, this post provides you with some ways to take screenshot of Full Webpage.
Take screenshot of full webpage
There are basically 3 ways to take screenshot of full webpage. The first and the most easiest one is to use Firefox command line. The second one is to use Browser extensions and add-ons. The third option is to use Software for the same. We will talk about all three of them one by one.
1. Using Mozilla Firefox’s Command line
- Open Mozilla Firefox and browse to the site/webpage of which you want to capture the screenshot.
- Now after the webpage fully opens up press “SHIFT + F2“. This will open up the Firefox Console (Command line). Look at the bottom. It looks something like a Black bar at the bottom of page.
- Now type in there: screenshot –fullpage (screenshot then give a space and type – two times and then type fullpage) and press enter.
Firefox will capture a screenshot and will save it on your HDD and will display the path at which the screenshot is saved.
2. Using Browser Extensions and Add-ons
There are many extensions and add-ons available for browsers to take screenshot of a full webpage. I will list out only one of them which is the best and the easiest to use of all the add-ons so that your already confused mind does not gets confused more 😀
Screengrab add-on for Firefox
The original Screengrab plugin may not be compatible with the latest version of Firefox so there’s this Screengrab fix version which is compatible with all versions of Firefox and works the same way as Screengrab.
Get the plugin / add-on from here : Download Screengrab! Extension for Mozilla Firefox
After installing the plugin browse to the website/webpage, the screenshot of which you want to capture. And then right click in an empty space on the webpage and you will see an option: “Screengrab”. Take your (hover) mouse at screengrab and two more options open up: Save and Copy.
If you want to save the Screenshot so that you get a PNG file with the screenshot then choose this option. You will get the screenshot in a PNG file in your downloads folder.
Choose copy option if you want to paste the screenshot in some other image which you already have / which already exists.
3. Using Software
You can also use software to take screenshot of a webpage.
Ducklink is one such software which does this task of capturing the screenshot of full webpage perfectly. Besides capturing the screenshot of full webpage it can also capture the screenshot of the current screen (same task as that of Print Screen button on keyboard) or of an area / region of the webpage.
Download Ducklink from here: Download Ducklink
These were the three methods. And about the plugins/add-ons, there are many plugins available out there but I chose the best one out of all those for this article. And besides Ducklink there are many other softwares available for the same but here also I chose the one which I have used personally and found it really nice.
So, this was all about taking screenshot of whole webpage. Do comment and let us know your queries. Comments otherwise are also welcome. Additionally if you have any question not related to this topic you can ask me here: Ask Ashwani