September 6, 2022

How to Take a Scrolling Screenshot on Windows 10

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Try Movavi ScreenShot to easily capture the whole page.

  1. Find the page you want to capture.
  2. Click on the extension button.
  3. Select the Capture entire page function.

For desktop screenshots, try Movavi Screen Recorder.

Being able to take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 10 is important when you want to capture along web page, document, or Word file in one simple screenshot. But how to take a long screenshot on Windows? In this guide, we'll cover all you need to know about how to take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 10.

Program

Best for

Download

Movavi ScreenShotUsers who want to easily capture scrolling screenshots in Chrome
PicPickUsers who want an advanced capture and design tool
Built-in feature in Microsoft EdgeMicrosoft Edge users who don’t want to install additional software
Built-in feature in FirefoxUsers who want to take screenshots quickly and easily in Firefox
GoFullPageUsers who want a versatile and reliable screen capture extension
ShareXUsers who want a free and open-source screenshot tool
NimbusUsers who want a screenshot maker that can also record videos
TweakShotUsers who want a screenshot tool for business use
Screenshot GuruUsers who want to capture web pages without any extra downloads

Our special pick for this guide is Movavi Screen Recorder. Available for both Windows and Mac, Movavi Screen Recorder can help you not only make screenshots and captures of your screen but is also capable of recording part or all of your screen. It's perfect for making videos, creating tutorials and guides, and more. Movavi Screen Recorder is super simple to use, ideal for beginners, and comes with lots of great features, like a built-in editor and the ability to record internal and external audio.

How to take a long screenshot on Windows in Google Chrome

Step 1. Download and install Movavi ScreenShot

The first step for taking a Windows 10 scrolling screenshot in Google Chrome is to add the Movavi ScreenShot extension to the Chrome browser. This extension can be found in the Chrome Web Store and is free to add and use.

Get Movavi ScreenShot

Step 2. Open a page to capture

Next, you need to open the page you want to capture in your Chrome browser. This might be a web page or it could be a document that you can open in your browser, like a PDF. Open your chosen page, ready to be captured.

Step 3. Capture the page

After that, you can use the Movavi ScreenShot Chrome extension to capture your chosen page. To do this, click on the extension button in the top right corner of the browser window. Then, click on the Capture entire page button to capture the screenshot. After that, you just need to wait a moment for the screenshot to be created and saved to your device. Now you know how to use Movavi ScreenShot!

How to take a Windows scrolling screenshot in Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Open Microsoft Edge

If you want to take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 11 or 10 using Microsoft Edge, you can do so with the browser's built-in Web Capture feature. To get started with this feature, you simply need to open Microsoft Edge and make sure you have the latest version of the browser. You can do this by going to Settings > Help and Feedback > About Microsoft Edge. On the About page, you'll see if an update is available or if your version is already up to date.

Step 2. Find a page to capture

Next, you need to find a page that you want to capture and open it up in your browser as a screen capture scrolling window. You may want to take a capture of a long web page, for example.

Step 3. Capture the page

To use the Web Capture feature, click on the Settings menu in the top right corner of your browser. Then look down the list of options and find Web Capture. Click on it. You can also use the Ctrl + Shift + S shortcut to access this feature directly with your keyboard. To take a scrolling screenshot, hold down the selection tool and drag it out to the bottom of the page. It will automatically scroll and capture everything you need.

Step 4. Edit and save the screenshot

Once the capture is complete, you'll be given a menu with two options: Copy and Add Notes. You can click Copy to copy the image to your clipboard and then paste it into another app to save it or send it. You can click on Add Notes to open the image in a new window and draw on it or add annotations, before saving.

How to take a Windows 10 scrolling screenshot in Firefox

Step 1. Open Firefox

It's possible to take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11 using Firefox without software or extensions. Firefox has its own built-in screenshot tool, so the first step of the process is to simply open up the Firefox browser on your device.

Step 2. Find a page

Next, you'll need to find and open a page you wish to capture. You can find a web page to take a screenshot of or open a document in your browser if needed.

Step 3. Capture the screenshot

Once the page you want to capture is open, right-click on a blank area of the window and click on the Take Screenshot button. You can then click on the Save Full Page button to capture the whole web page without needing to manually scroll.

Step 4. Copy or save your picture

Next, you can choose from two options: Copy or Download. You can copy the image to your clipboard to paste it somewhere for editing or other purposes. Or you can simply download it as it is and save it to your device to be used later on.

Best tools to screen-capture a scrolling window

Best for: Users who want to easily capture scrolling screenshots in Chrome or Firefox

OS: Browser extension for Chrome and Firefox

Price: Free

Chrome Web Store rating: 4.1 out of 5, 35 reviews

Movavi ScreenShot is a free-to-use screenshot tool which is available as an extension for two of the most popular internet browsers: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This tool can be used to take full-page, scrolling screenshots of any web page or document opened in your browser. It offers simple editing tools to let you alter your screenshots, as well as the ability to save them in various formats, like PDF, JPEG, and GIF.

Key features:

  • Capture and save in PDF, JPEG, PNG, or GIF format
  • Upload directly to OneNote or send via email via the extension
  • Compatible with both Chrome and Firefox

Pros:

  • Very beginner-friendly and easy to use
  • Can be used for both full and partial screenshots

Cons:

  • Not available for other browsers

Best for: Users who want a versatile and reliable screen capture extension

OS: Browser extension for Chrome

Price: Free version, premium for $1/month

Chrome Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5, 60,890 reviews

GoFullPage is another great extension you can use to take scrolling screenshots on your Windows 10 device, as well as on other Windows systems and even Macs. It's a Google Chrome extension that is free to use but also has a premium version for $1 per month that unlocks extra features. It's simple to use, gives high-quality images, and offers easy saving and sharing, too.

Key features:

  • One-click captures
  • Save in PNG, JPG, PDF, and other formats
  • Premium version available with editing and additional features

Pros:

  • Really easy to use
  • Ideal for Chrome users
  • Easy sharing and saving

Cons:

  • Only works in Chrome
  • Some features locked behind the paywall

Best for: Users who want an advanced capture and design tool

OS: Desktop program for Windows

Price: From $29.99 per year

CNET rating: 3.5 out of 5, 137 reviews

PicPick is an all-in-one design tool you can use on any Windows system. It offers screen capture, image editing, and many other features like color picker, color palette, pixel-ruler, and more. This is one of the most advanced screenshot apps out there, well-suited to editors, designers, artists, and content creators. It can let you capture scrolling windows, as well as specific regions and full-screen screenshots, too, and then edit, annotate, and enhance those images.

Key features:

  • Lots of different kinds of screen capture
  • Built-in editing and annotations
  • Special effects like shadows, frames, motion blur, and watermarks

Pros:

  • Lots of great features to use
  • Much more advanced than many other screenshot tools
  • Fully customizable to suit your needs

Cons:

  • May be too complicated for beginners
  • Quite expensive compared to simple free tools and extensions

Best for: Users who want a free and open-source screenshot tool

OS: Desktop program for Windows

Price: Free

TechRadar rating: 4.5 out of 5

ShareX is a free, open-source screenshot tool designed for Windows systems and capable of running on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11. It has no ads or bloatware of any kind and is safe and easy to use, offering a wide range of capture methods like full screen, scrolling capture, window menu, custom region, and more. It also features various post-capture functions like editing, copying, printing, saving, and uploading, allowing you to do whatever you want with the screenshots you make.

Key features:

  • A wide range of capture methods
  • Built-in editing and annotations
  • Share, copy, save, print, and upload your images directly

Pros:

  • Free and open source
  • No ads or bloat to worry about
  • Lots of useful features

Cons:

  • May be a little too complex for some users

Best for: Users who want a screenshot maker that can also record videos

OS: Browser extension for Chrome

Price: Free version, premium from $4/month

Chrome Web Store rating: 4.6 out of 5, 16,176 reviews

Nimbus, also known as Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder, is a Google Chrome extension that is already being used by several million people around the world. It's a trusted, popular tool for capturing whole, partial, and scrolling screenshots. It's also able to record videos of your screen, making it quite a versatile and useful tool for people who need this kind of functionality. It offers editing and annotations, too, but many features are exclusive to the premium version.

Key features:

  • Capable of screenshots and screen recordings
  • Built-in editing and annotations
  • Built-in conversion

Pros:

  • Lots of useful features
  • Easy to use editor
  • Can upload and share screenshots instantly

Cons:

  • Many features are exclusive to the premium version

Best for: Users who want a screenshot tool for business use

OS: Desktop program for Windows

Price: 15-day free trial, full version for $49.95

Tweakshot is another fully-featured screenshot program for Windows. It can run on most Windows systems without any issues and offers a range of functions and features that make it well-suited as a business app. Designed to help businesses and teams increase productivity, it's ideal for capturing screens, making videos, enhancing and editing images, and recording events or webinars, too.

Key features:

  • Can capture and record your screen
  • Extra features like screen color picker
  • Built-in image editor

Pros:

  • Ideal for business and study
  • Lots of different features and functions
  • Low system requirements

Cons:

  • Free trial is quite short

Best for: Users who want to capture web pages without any extra downloads

OS: Online tool

Price: Free

Finally, we have Screenshot Guru, one of the simplest and most user-friendly screenshot tools of them all. Screenshot Guru isn't an app or an extension. It's just a website that you can go to and paste in a URL of a page or post you want to capture. Then, you click a button and Screenshot Guru will find your page and capture it for you, letting you download the resulting screenshot to your device in a single click.

Key features:

  • Works directly in the browser
  • Can capture any web page
  • One-click capture with no downloads needed

Pros:

  • Simple to use on almost any device
  • Very reliable and effective
  • Works well with social media posts

Cons:

  • Can be slow to load
  • No editing or extra features

Conclusion: What to look for in a screenshot tool

We hope that this guide has given you a great range of options to use when you need to take a scrolling screenshot, as well as answering the question of how to do screenshots. If you're not sure which tool is the best one for you, here are some factors to keep in mind:

  • Ease of use: Make sure that the app or tool you use is simple for you to use. Some apps can be a little tricky or awkward to make use of, while others are much simpler and more beginner-friendly. Find one that meets your needs and matches your level of expertise.
  • Features: Some screenshot apps and extensions are very basic, simply offering screenshots and nothing else. Others can be more advanced, with features like editing, direct email, sharing, uploads, and so on. Find one with the features you need.
  • Price: You may have to pay for some screenshot tools, while others are free to use. Depending on your budget, you'll want to find an app that can offer everything you need at a price that you feel is fair.
  • Support: It's always smart to see if any kind of user support is available for the app or tool you're using, just in case something goes wrong or you need some help with setting up or using the tool in question.
  • User reviews: We also recommend reading user reviews of any apps or tools you want to use to make scrolling screenshots. Users are usually unbiased and honest in their reviews and will let you know if the app is simple to use and effective, or if it has bugs and issues.

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Frequently asked questions

How do you take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 10?

To take a scrolling screenshot, use Movavi ScreenShot:

  1. Add Movavi ScreenShot to your browser of choice, like Chrome or Firefox:

    Get Movavi ScreenShot for Chrome

    Get Movavi ScreenShot for Firefox

  2. Open the page that you want to take a screenshot of.
  3. Click on the extension button and click Capture entire page.

Does Chrome have a scrolling screenshot tool?

No, Chrome doesn't have its own built-in scrolling screenshot tool or function. So, if you want to take scrolling screenshots on Chrome, you'll need to download an extension, such as Movavi ScreenShot or GoFullPage.

Can you take a scrolling screenshot with a Snipping Tool?

No, Snipping Tool is able to take partial screenshots, window screenshots, and full-screen screenshots. But, at this time, it does not have a scrolling screenshot functionality.