In today’s guide, we’ve rounded up the best methods that you can use to take scrolling screenshots on Windows 10 without a hassle.
We’ve mentioned various methods to ensure that our guide isn’t restricted to Windows 10 users only but also caters to the need of users using different operating systems.
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Method 1: Using the Snipping Tool (Native)
The native snipping tool of Windows 10 can come in handy when you want to take screenshots but unfortunately, it doesn’t offer the scrolling screenshot feature yet. However, you can use third-party tools like ShareX and leverage the snipping tool to capture scrolling screenshots without spending a penny.
To get started, you can download the latest version of ShareX from the official website. Keep in mind that ShareX isn’t just for capturing screenshots, it is an excellent tool that you can use to record your screen, manage your workload, and increase productivity.
Now, once you have downloaded the application, follow these steps to capture a scrolling screenshot using ShareX:
1. Launch ShareX.
2. Click on ‘Capture’ from the menu and select ‘Scrolling Capture’.
3. Once the scrolling capture window has popped up, click on ‘Select window or control to scroll’.
4. Afterwards, you can click on the page that you want to take the screenshot of.
5. After selecting the desired area, open the scrolling capture window and click on ‘Start Scrolling Capture’.
Voila! You now have the entire screenshot of the desired window. Similarly, using the capture option, you can also record videos, GIFs, and other media content in real time.
Method 2: Using Google Chrome (Browser)
Taking a screenshot on Google Chrome is quite easy and hassle-free. First up, you will need to open the desired webpage that you want to take a screenshot of and follow these steps:
1. Right-click on the screen and click on ‘Inspect’.
2. Click on ‘Toggle Device Toolbar’ or you can simply press ‘CTRL + Shift + M’.
3. Next up, click on the three dots that are next to the Toggle toolbar option and click on ‘Capture full-size screenshot’.
Once you’ve selected the ‘Capture full-size screenshot’, the browser will take a screenshot of the entire page and download it to your device.
Method 3 – Using GoFullPage Chrome Extension (Full-page screenshot without scrolling)
The GoFullPage extension for Google Chrome is another useful tool that you can add to your arsenal to quickly capture full-page screenshots. It is a free extension that you find on Google Extension Webstore to capture scrolling and full-page screenshots.
To get started with this method, you first need to add the extension to Chrome which you can do so by clicking here and selecting the ‘Add to Chrome’ option.
Once the application is added to Google Chrome, you need to follow these steps to capture a full-page screenshot:
1. Click on Puzzle-logo on the top-right corner of the window and pin the extension to the top.
2. Now, go to the desired page and click on the ‘Camera’ logo and the extension will capture the full-page screenshot without you needing to scroll the entire window.
After that, you will be redirected to the screenshot window where you can download the captured screenshot in PDF, PNG, or any other digital form that you desire. Furthermore, you can tweak the settings of the extensions to enable permissions to instantly download the images and more.
Method 4 – Using PicPick (Free third-party app)
PicPick is another efficient screen-capturing tool that you can use to take full-page screenshots without a hassle. It is a free application that you can simply download on your PC from their official website. However, for more premium features, you have to pay a good sum for the application.
Moving on, once the application is downloaded and installed on your computer, you can follow these steps to take full-page screenshots:
1. Launch the PicPick application.
2. Click on ‘Scrolling Window’ and a selection tool will pop up.
3. Select the section of the window and the tool will automatically scroll down and capture the full-page screenshot.