How can I take screenshots of web pages in Google Chrome?

Screenshots of a website can be created very easily using a key combination, for example with the “Snipping Tool”. However, these tools reach their limits when it comes to scrollable content. For a long time, screenshots of entire pages could only be made with Google Chrome add-ons, but there will soon be a corresponding function directly in the browser. A screenshot tool can already be activated directly in Google Chrome.

Activate the Share menu

Google Chrome also has a “Share” menu in the desktop version on PC and Mac, through which you can access various options, including the screenshot function. In current Chrome versions, the function is already activated. Then you can skip this step. If you do not see the “Share” arrow in the address bar, update Chrome or proceed as follows:

  • Enter this text in the address bar of your Chrome browser: chrome://flags/#sharing-hub-desktop-omnibox
  • Set the option “Desktop Sharing in Omnibox” to “Enabled”.
  • You will need to restart Chrome to apply the change. You can use the blue “Relaunch” button at the bottom right.

Activate the screenshot tool in Google Chrome

After restarting, you will see the arrow symbol on the right in the address bar. Now you also have to activate the screenshot tool in Google Chrome. Then you can save website content in an image file without having to scroll. Proceed as follows:

  • Open a new Chrome tab.
  • Enter chrome://flags in the address field and confirm with the Enter key.
  • Use the search field to select the option “Desktop Screenshot”.
  • Set the option to “Enabled”.
  • Restart Google Chrome.
  • The screenshot tool is now activated.

Create screenshots of entire web pages directly in Google Chrome

Once activated, you can use the screenshot function in Google Chrome like this:

  • Open Chrome and go to the web page you want to save in one image.
  • Press the “right arrow symbol” on the right side of the address bar, also called the “Omnibox” in Chrome.
  • In the new menu, select the option “Screenshot”.

At present, you can only save the displayed content in an image file. However, the screenshot function is to be expanded further. It should then also be possible to save entire web pages as screenshots without scrolling. TinySnap will inform you as soon as the function has been added. If you want to take pictures of entire pages without scrolling, you must take a diversion.

Create a screenshot manually in Google Chrome

Screenshots in Google Chrome can be created very easily using the key combination “Alt “+ “Print”. After pressing both keys at the same time, the image is on the Windows clipboard. Now open any image editing program in which you can paste the image from the clipboard. Here you can cut the image to size and edit it. If you want to display longer web pages, you can first create individual screenshots of all sections and then join them together manually in the image editing program. Alternatively, you can zoom out or zoom in in in Chrome by pressing the “Ctrl” and “+ or -” keys. In this way, you can also save a larger section of a web page in an image.

Screenshots in Google Chrome with the help of extensions

Screenshots can also be created using the TinySnap screenshot tool from the Google Chrome Web Store. To do this, simply open the Web Store and search for “TinySnap” in the search window in the upper left corner. Now you will see the TinySnap screen capture extension tool for Google Chrome that can quickly and easily create screenshots of websites in Google Chrome.

Production-ready screenshots made simple for creators – TinySnap