How to Take Scrolling Screenshot in Windows

How to Take Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10

Windows 10 provides many ways to capture screenshots. To take a screenshot, all you have to do is press Ctrl + PRTSC or Fn + PRTSC and you have a screenshot. There's even a built-in snipping tool that lets you capture a section of the window and pop-up menus.

But those methods only allow you to capture content that is within the browser's viewing area. Do you want to capture a screenshot of a scrolling window for a webpage, document, or any other content that is out of view? In such cases, your only option would be to use a third party application.


1. Capture scrolling screenshots in Firefox

Since the release of Firefox Quantum, the browser has had an integrated method of capturing a scrolling screenshot - making this feature the only browser without the need for an extension. Go, Firefox!

To do this, click on the three-lined menu icon in the top right, then "More tools -> Customize toolbar."
Next, search for the icons listed for the "Screenshot" icon and drag it to your Firefox toolbar.
Next, navigate to the page you want to capture, click the new screenshot icon on your toolbar, then click "Save Full Page."
The whole page will pop up, which you can save to your PC.

2. GoFullPage (Chrome)

If you specifically want to capture scrolling screenshots in Chrome, you can get an extension that will work for you. This is a great way to quickly capture an entire webpage in a scrolling screenshot.

Once you've installed the extension, click the GoFullPage icon in the upper right corner of your browser. (If it doesn't exist now, click the Puzzle Piece icon, then GoFullPage from the Extensions list. Click the Pin icon next to it to appear permanently in your browser bar.)

Once you click GoFullPage, it will scan the web page you are on. As you can see in the screenshot at the beginning of this entry, it is quite long in the case of Make Tech Easier. From here you can edit, annotate and download screenshots as PDF or PNG files.

3. ShareX

Available to buy on its own website and Steam gaming platform (where it has “extremely positive” reviews), as well as having its own well-populated Discord channel, the free screen capture app ShareX is cleverly verified by its widespread popularity in the game streaming community.

The open-source app is widely used by gamers for its powerful screen-capture options. Among these features ভিডিও including video capture, GIF, region-selection and workflow, as well as a large number of filters and effects to add to your captures এটি is the "scrolling screenshot" option you're looking for here.

Just open ShareX, click Capture, then "Scroll Capture." Once you select your region, you can specify which window you want to scroll through, whether you want to delay there before the start of screen-capture, and how many scrolls you want to capture.

It's beautiful and easy to use, and unlike the other options on this list, it's free without warning, and is maintained by a hardworking community of open source developers. Apart from just scrolling, it also works as an all-in-one screen capture suite, which is quite impressive in its small file size.

4. PicPick

PicPick is a powerful screen-capture and image-editing software developed and owned by NGWIN. This is my personal favorite screen capture tool, and I use it all the time. The best thing about PickPick is that it is free for personal use and packs some great features that you won’t even find in the paid programs.

As far as screen capture is concerned, PickPick offers seven screen capture modes: full screen, active window, window control, scrolling window, region, fixed region and freehand. Each of these modes is suitable for different situations and can help you customize your screenshots to your liking. For example, region mode can help you isolate and capture a dialog box without background noise.

Fixed zone mode lets you determine your desired screenshot length and width in terms of pixel count, which helps ensure that all your screenshots are identical. It also has a scrolling window mode that lets you copy scrolling screenshots of a webpage or a few documents.

To capture a scrolling window, follow these steps:

1. Press and hold Ctrl + Alt together, then press PRTSC. A rectangular box highlighted in red will appear.

2. Press and hold the left mouse button, then drag the mouse into the scrolling window to select the area.

3. Release the mouse click and an automatic scroll will occur slowly. After that, your entire window will be captured in just a few seconds.

Pickpick comes with a pixel ruler that can be used to measure the size of the image displayed on your screen, a virtual whiteboard that allows users to draw on the screen and crosshairs to identify relative pixel positions.

5. Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro

Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro is an innovative and highly customizable screenshot-capture and image-editing tool. The program will leave no stone unturned when capturing screenshots, thanks to its ten screenshot modes, which include scrolling screenshots, menus and freehand, just to mention a few.

Scrolling window capture mode lets you capture a complete webpage, document or browser with hidden content from the viewer. It comes with a "Task Scheduler" that you can also use to take automatic screenshots.

In addition to capturing screenshots, Apoversoft Screen Capture Pro comes with a powerful image editor that provides plenty of options for editing your screenshots. What's more, you can use this tool to record screens, upload and share online. However, the program is quite expensive. The lifetime license goes for 79.95. You can also opt for a monthly subscription starting at 12.95 per month.
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