Getting a screenshot just right can be a tricky situation. And when you need to capture more than what’s on the page, things can get flat-out complicated. To make things easier, here's a guide on how to take a scrolling screenshot.
|Movavi ScreenShot||Fast screenshots||Chrome and Firefox|
|Web capture tool in Edge||Microsoft Edge users||Edge|
|Built-in screenshot tool in Firefox||Firefox users||Firefox|
|Capto||All-in-one screenshot program for Mac||Mac|
|Built-in screenshot tool on iOS||iPhones and iPads running iOS 14 or later||iOS|
|Built-in screenshot tool on Android||Android devices running Android 11 or later||Android|
|GoFullPage||Quick screenshots with an editor||Edge and Chrome|
|Screenpresso||Video screen capturing||Windows|
|Cleanshot X||Screenshot program with cloud storage for Mac||Mac|
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Our special pick is Movavi Screen Recorder. This program allows you to take screenshots, add lines or arrows to your screenshots and save them in a variety of formats. With this program, you can also record any screen activity, including your webcam and microphone. It’s an easy-to-use program available for Windows and Mac.
How to take a long screenshot in Google Chrome
Taking a scrolling screenshot in Google Chrome is easy with Movavi ScreenShot. Read on to learn how to take a long screenshot:
- Get the Movavi ScreenShot extension from the Chrome Web Store and add it to your browser.
- Open a tab and find a screen you want to capture.
- Click on the Movavi ScreenShot extension button in the toolbar on the top of your browser window.
- Click the Capture entire page button.
- The extension will automatically scroll down the page for you and process the screenshot.
- Another window will open. Click the blue Save JPG button and choose a folder.
- Click Save.
How to scroll a screenshot in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge has its own screen capture tool that can do scrolling screenshots. Here’s how to scroll a screenshot:
- Click the Settings and more button at the top right – the three dots.
- From the menu, select Web capture.
- It’s also possible to press Ctrl + Shift + S on your keyboard instead of steps 1 & 2.
- Use the selection tool to click and drag the capture box to capture what you want. You can select more on the page by holding down the selection tool and dragging the selection box down. It will automatically scroll.
- When you are done, a menu will appear with two options: Copy and Add notes.
- Selecting Copy will place the image on your clipboard to paste anywhere you want.
- Selecting Add notes puts the image in a dialogue box. From there, you can annotate, share, save, and copy the screenshot.
How to take a screenshot scroll in Firefox
Firefox is another browser with its own internal screenshot function. Follow these steps to take a screenshot scroll:
- Right-click (Windows) or two-finger tap (Mac) anywhere on your screen to bring up the Firefox main action menu.
- Click on Take Screenshot.
- Click and drag your mouse to capture the screen and drag it downward to auto-scroll the rest of the page.
- Once you’ve captured your screenshot, you can click Copy to add it to your clipboard. Or you can click Download and save the file in any folder you want.
- At any point during the screenshot, you can hit the Esc key to back out.
How to screenshot a long page on Windows
Taking a screenshot on Windows is easy with a handy tool called PicPick. Here’s how to screenshot a long page:
- Download and install PicPick from the official site.
- Open the window and launch PicPick.
- Click Scrolling Window under the Screen Capture options.
- The PicPick capture scrolling toolbox will appear on your screen with a green box around the window. You can also press Ctrl + Alt + Print Screen.
- Left-click and drag the mouse down the window, and it will auto-scroll.
- Release the left-click and your screenshot is captured.
- The PicPick editing window will appear where you can save, copy, or edit the screenshot as you please.
How to screenshot a long page on a Mac
A Mac can take a full screenshot, but not a scrolling one. You’ll need an application like Capto to make it happen. Follow these instructions:
- Download and launch Capto on your Mac.
- Open a window and click the Capto button on the top bar on your screen.
- From the menu, select Capture Area. You can also hit Ctrl + Command + 4 on your keyboard.
- Click your mouse to start capturing your screenshot and scroll down your screen. Let go when you have your capture window.
- Your screenshot will open in the Capto interface where you can save, copy, and edit.
How to take a scrolling screenshot on iOS
iPhones and iPads running iOS 14 or later have a built-in capturing feature that allows you to capture a long page. Here’s how it works:
- Open the page on your device that you want to take a screenshot of.
- Press the Power and Volume Up buttons together like you want to take a normal screenshot.
- Then tap the thumbnail on the bottom-left corner of the screenshot.
- Switch to Full Page and capture your scrolling screenshot.
How to take a scrolling screenshot on Android
Android devices running Android 11 or later also have a built-in capturing feature that lets you take a scrolling screenshot. Follow these steps below to complete a scrolling screen capture, but note that the steps are for a Pixel device. Other devices may differ slightly.
- Open the screen you want to take a screenshot of.
- Press Power and Volume Down buttons together to generate a screenshot and open the screenshot tool.
- Tap the Capture more option and you’ll see a tall snapshot of your window with a green border and four brackets.
- Drag the brackets to capture as much of the screen as you want.
- You can tap the floating pen button on the bottom right to edit the screenshot further.
- When you’re done, tap Save on the top left.
Best tools to take a scrolling screenshot
Best for: Quick screenshots
OS/Browser: Chrome, Firefox
Chrome Web Store rating: 4.1 out of 5, 37 reviews
If you’re looking for a free Chrome or Firefox extension that allows you to take a quick screenshot of your browser with ease, Movavi Screenshot is a solid choice. It’s a simple, one-click solution to take screenshots of an entire window or a specific area.
The program also has an auto-scroll feature that will take the reins on your scrolling screenshots. You don’t have to click and drag, which is very convenient. Once you’ve captured your screenshot, a page will open with your image. From there, you can easily save it as a JPEG and open it in an editor or copy it to your clipboard.
- Can capture a part of the screen or the full screen
- Has an auto-scroll feature
- Saves in the JPG format
- Quickly capture screenshots from your browser with one click
- Works in ‘Incognito’ mode
- Completely free
- Doesn’t have a function to share on social media
- No editing functionality
Best for: Fast screenshots with an editor
OS/Browser: Chrome and Edge
Price: Free; $12 annual subscription for their Premium version that enables editing features.
Chrome Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5, 61,134 reviews
GoFullPage is another solid browser extension for scrolling screen captures. And with over five million users, it’s also one of the most popular. The extension works on both Chrome and Edge and offers fast one-click screen capturing directly in your browser window.
The capture tool works with superb accuracy and it’s possible to download images as a JPEG, PDF, PNG, and other common image file types.
For $12 per year, you can upgrade to their premium version, which allows you to crop and annotate images and include a browser/URL in the screenshot. There are also additional editing features to insert emojis and shapes into your images. This also gives you access to priority customer support.
- Can crop and annotate pictures in the premium version
- Saves images in popular formats
- Easy-to-use interface
- Has options for editing and annotations
- Download files in a variety of formats
- Editing features only on the paid Premium version
- No selective capture
Best for: Screenshot sharing
TechRadar rating: 4.5 out of 5
ShareX is an extraordinary free tool that allows you to take a scrolling screenshot and do so much more. The program offers a wide range of screen capturing features, like full-screen, region, window, scroll capture, and more.
The program has settings that allow you to choose whether you want your cursor in the shot, and you can set up a timer to delay your capture. You don’t have to just save your screenshots as images with ShareX as it has features that allow you to record a video of your screen or an animated GIF.
However, it isn’t called ShareX for no reason. The program has sharing capabilities with a wide range of social media and cloud services that let you upload with just one click.
The interface is complicated, but you’ll definitely save time when it’s time to share your screenshot.
- Offer multiple sharing options
- Can create GIFs
- Has screen capture and recording
- Many options to share captures
- The screen capturing process is easy
- Difficult to configure images
- Editing interface is confusing beyond the capture
Best for: Windows users
Price: $21.99 but there is a limited free version available
CNET rating: 3.5 out of 5, 137 reviews
If you’re looking for a wide range of image editing tools along with screenshot capabilities, PicPick is an excellent choice. The program can capture all areas of your screen, including scrolling windows, active windows, specific regions, and your entire screen. You can also delay capture, capture freehand, and include your cursor in the image.
There are customizable settings within the software that allow you to create hotkeys and set your image and file quality settings. But where PicPick really shines is in its wide range of editing tools. You can annotate and highlight with ease, and there are options to rotate, resize, crop, blur, sharpen, and otherwise adjust your images.
When you're done, export your images to a wide range of connected cloud storage options or social media.
- Offers image editing with effects
- Multiple sharing options
- Easy to share images to social media or cloud storage
- Tons of graphics accessories
- Difficult interface to navigate
- Not available on Mac
Best for: Video screen capturing
Price: Free; $29.99 for the Pro version
G2 rating: 4.5 out of 5, 27 reviews
Screenpresso offers a free and pro version of their software. But unlike many other scrolling screen capturing programs, the free version offers a lot of features. The program can capture both HD video and still images, and the editor can stitch together scrolling screenshots.
The program allows you to customize hotkeys for ease of use, but you can always easily access its Workspace display with a quick right-click. The interface allows you to take screenshots quickly and edit and publish them with ease.
A big plus is that the free version also comes with video screen capturing with sound. Overall, it’s a better program to use for screen capturing over Snipping Tool and many other Windows-based screenshot programs.
- Captures in videos, images, or windows
- Ability to capture your cursor in a screenshot
- Can generate PDF files of images
- Can customize hotkeys
- Free version has limited functionality
- Only available on Windows
Best for: Users looking for an all-in-one screenshot program on Mac
Price: $29.99 with a free trial available
Mac App Store rating: 4.4 out of 5, 295 reviews
Capto is one of the top scrolling screenshot tools for Mac, but it does so much more. It has a wide range of editing tools that will make your screenshots pop upon presentation. The program also has over fifty additional features, including video editing tools, HD screen recording, and more.
When you’re done editing, Capto has a fantastic set of organizational tools. The program auto-saves screen captures and video recordings in its ‘Smart Collections’ library for easy access. Once you create a login, it’s easy to share and export everything all from one spot.
- A wide range of editing tools
- HD screen recording
- One-click sharing and storage
- Offers video editing features too
- Allows multiple annotations when editing
- Not the cheapest option
- Interface has a learning curve
Best for: Users who need a screenshot program with cloud storage on Mac
Price: $29.99 for app + Cloud Basic or $8.99 for app + Cloud Pro
TechRadar rating: 5 out of 5
Yes, Apple has screen capturing tools, but if you need a wider range of features – including scrolling screenshots – then CleanShot X is a superb choice. The program offers a wide range of screen capture options, including a timer, and you can, fortunately, take screenshots with a transparent background.
Besides the screen capture tools, there are also a ton of video capture options within the program that allow audio capture as well. You can record anything on the screen as a GIF or set it up as a video and showcase your cursor movements.
CleanShot X comes with cloud storage, so you can keep your hard drive free for other storage priorities.
- Can take screenshots with a transparent background
- Comes with cloud storage
- Offers a user-friendly interface
- Has tons of features
- There are almost too many features for one program
- Pricey option when there are free programs available
Taking a scrolling screenshot can be difficult. But with this list of applications, you’ll be able to take one on any device or platform. If you’re not sure which is the best to use, review the table at the top of the page. It has the OS of all the programs listed out, along with information about who the program works best for.
Frequently asked questions
How do you take a scrolling screenshot?
The quickest way to take a scrolling screenshot of a web page is with Movavi ScreenShot. It works within Chrome and has an easy-to-use extension that’s readily available. To use the program:
- Download and install the extension.
- Click the Movavi ScreenShot button in your extensions bar.
- Click Capture entire page.
- The program will auto-scroll and capture the page for you and open the image in another window.
- From there, you can save the image.
What are the best tools for taking a long screenshot?
Here are some options:
- Movavi ScreenShot
- Cleanshot X
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