On Windows 11, you can take screenshots in a variety of ways. By using the keyboard shortcut windows+print screen, you can easily print your screen. However, this method can only capture what’s within the dimensions of your screen.
How can one capture content that is out of the web browser’s viewing area? That is the goal of this article.
You can take a scrolling screenshot by scrolling vertically across a web page.
Scrolling screenshots can be captured using these tools. There are some that are free to use, while others have trial periods. Find out more by reading on.
Designed specifically for Google Chrome, this screen capture tool captures all the action on the screen. Activating this feature requires installing an extension.
Here are the steps to install the GoFullPage extension:
- Open the Chrome web store
- Search and select GoFullPage
- Click Add to Chrome
Once you have installed this extension, find it by clicking the puzzle piece icon in the top right corner of your browser. Once there, click on the pin icon next to it so that this extension will be pinned on your browser for good.
You can watch your shot being scanned through every inch of your screen once you’ve finished setting up your shot by clicking the Go Full Page button located in the top right corner of your screen. It can be edited and saved as a PDF or PNG once it has finished scanning.
ShareX is a free software designed for taking screen captures and recordings. Gamers appreciate the features, which are said to make it easy for those capturing footage during gaming sessions. Here are some of the things you can do with this program:
- Scrolling capture
- Web page capture
- Image annotation
When you want to take a screenshot of something long, just open up ShareX and click the Capture tab, followed by Scrolling Capture.
There are plenty of free tools out there for taking screenshots, but one of my favorites is Pic Pick. With 7 different screenshot modes, you’re bound to find one that suits your needs:
- Active Window
- Window Control
- Fixed Region
- Free Hand
- Scrolling Window
Each mode in this application can help customize your images. One such feature that has caught my eye is the Scrolling Window; which, after only a few clicks, will create scrolling screenshots for you.
You can capture the scrolling window by following these steps below:
- Press then hold down Ctrl+Alt, then press the PRTSC button. A rectangular box that is highlighted in red should appear.
- Press and hold the left button of your mouse, then drag the mouse to the window to select the area.
- Release the mouse click, an auto-scroll will happen slowly and capture the entire window in a few seconds.
There’s so much more than just that – PicPick also features a virtual whiteboard where you can draw anything on the screen and use a pixel ruler to measure images, making this perfect for designing or retouching photos. Plus, it has crosshairs, which are indispensable when it comes to picking out small details in pictures.
4. Firefox Quantum
The new Firefox Quantum browser includes the scrolling screenshot function. This feature doesn’t require any extensions; just download and install Firefox Quantum, and you’re ready to go.
In Firefox, you can take a scrolling screenshot by following these steps:
- Open your Firefox browser and click on the three-lined menu icon in the top right corner of your screen.
- Under More Tools, click Customize toolbar.
- Search for the screenshot icon and drag it to your Firefox toolbar.
- Navigate to the page you wish to capture and click the new screenshot icon on your toolbar and select Save the full page.
- The full page will pop up, you can then save it on your Windows PC.
Only Firefox Quantum has an integrated scrolling screen capture feature.
Snagit is an easy-to-use screen capture application that can be downloaded from the Tech Smith website. Once installed, it automatically takes screenshots of what’s on your computer screen and saves them as images.
Snagit offers a 15-day free trial, which requires you to upgrade if you want to continue using it. However, what sets Snagit apart from other apps is how easy it is to scroll vertically or horizontally through the web page on your screen and capture only what you need.
To take a scrolling screenshot with Snagit:
- Click the Capture button on the Library tab
- Select Capture from the drop-down menu next to Snap in the bottom left corner of your screen.
- A preview of the screenshot will show up in a small window in the top right corner of your screen.
- Click the downward-pointing arrow at the bottom of the screen marked Vertical Scrolling Area.
- While scrolling down, it captures the page, so you don’t lose anything.
Once it has been captured, the image will show up in the editor, where you can edit it however you please.
6. Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro
Apowersoft is a multifunctional screenshot program. It has ten different screenshot modes, including scrolling screenshots.
The scrolling window capture mode allows you to save the whole web page, not just what appears at first glance.
It features an automated screenshot function, allowing you to take snapshots without lifting a finger.
Apowersoft has a pro version that offers additional features for taking screenshots and recording what is happening on your screen.