Microsoft’s Windows and Apple’s macOS come with built-in screenshot capabilities. They work just fine, but if you’re looking for something a bit more advanced, you might need to turn to third-party tools, especially if you’re looking for features like being able to capture full page screenshots of websites you’re reading.
However, if you are using Chrome, don’t worry because there is actually a built-in tool within Chrome itself that helps you snag full page screenshots. It is admittedly very well hidden as we’re not sure that Google planned for it to be a main feature, but if you don’t mind taking a few seconds, here’s how you can snap full page screenshots in Google’s Chrome browser on your computer.
Taking Full Page Screenshots In Chrome
- Launch Chrome and click the menu button and go to More tools > Developer tools
- Click the three dot icon and select Run command
- In the search box, type “screenshot”
- Click on the second option that says “Capture full size screenshot”
- The image will now automatically download to your computer and you should find it in your Chrome’s download folder
Now obviously this is an less than ideal method if you need to take full page screenshots often, which is why if you need to do this often, you’ll have to use a third-party Chrome extension to get the job done.
Taking Full Page Screenshots Using GoFullPage
- Download and install the GoFullPage extension
- Click on the extension or press Shift + Alt + P to activate it
- Wait for it to capture and it will load in a new window
- Tap the download button to save it to your computer
This will depend from computer to computer. All your screenshots will be automatically downloaded and saved to your Chrome downloads folder.
Unless you’ve changed it, by default it should be saved to \Users\<username>\Downloads. If it is not there, go to your Chrome’s Settings, click Advanced, Downloads and under Location it should show you where the download folder is currently set to.