Desktop screenshot tools support many capture types, and sometimes this includes taking an image of a full web page, even when it doesn’t fit on the screen.
Sounds great, but it’s extremely difficult for a third-party tool to make this happen consistently with all browsers and web pages, and often it just won’t work.
Switching to a browser extension like Chrome’s Open Screenshot can be a smarter solution, because it has more access to its host’s web content, and doesn’t need to try and support everything else.
Trying it out is as easy as clicking Open Screenshot’s address bar button, selecting “All page screenshot”, and watching as your page is automatically scrolled horizontally and/ or vertically in screen-sized steps.
Once it’s done, the full-length shot is displayed in a preview pane, and you can save it as a local PNG file with a click.
If you don’t have a reliable web page capture tool then that’s worth having all on its own, but it’s also just the start of Open Screenshot’s abilities.
The extension supports plenty of other capture types, such as grabbing the visible area of the screen, a region, your desktop, webcam and more.
Captured images may be annotated with basic shapes and text captions, and sensitive details can be obscured with the “spray”.
Once you’re happy, the finished results can be saved locally, exported as PDFs, attached to Gmail messages or sent directly as emails, uploaded to Google Drive, posted to Facebook/ Twitter/ VK/ Google Plus/ Pinterest/ Blogger/ Tumblr and more.
Open Screenshot is a free extension for Google Chrome.