Recent screenshot thread? November 20, 2010 9:22 PM   Subscribe

I swear there was a recent AskMe thread that described a website or program that could take a screenshot of an entire webpage, even if it went off the bottom of your screen.

I've searched "screenshot," "screen shot," and "screen capture" and haven't been able to find it.
posted by IndigoRain to MetaFilter-Related at 9:22 PM (16 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

I don't know if the AskMe, but there's a Firefox add-on called ScreenGrab that will do this for you.
posted by birdherder at 9:25 PM on November 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


Yeah I think this was something we were discussing in MetaTalk. I use ScreenGrab for this.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:30 PM on November 20, 2010


Ah, maybe that's why I couldn't find it. Thanks! It worked!
posted by IndigoRain at 9:34 PM on November 20, 2010


CaptureFullPage.com does this pretty quickly and easily, no installation required. I used it to make this image awhile back -- I reuploaded it in a smaller size to Imageshack, but the screenshot can be made full-sized, if you want.
posted by Rhaomi at 9:38 PM on November 20, 2010 [2 favorites]


Just chiming in another alternative, Aviary has a Firefox plug-in that does this as well, but also, if you add "aviary.com/" before any URL it'll do the full page screen capture as well open it into an image editor on their website.

Por ejemplo~
posted by french films about trains at 9:42 PM on November 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


Also, there's a Mac app called Paparazzi. It lets you capture the web page, and then decide on the size of the image created (for instance, if you want a 200-pixel-wide thumbnail of the webpage).
posted by blueberry at 10:10 PM on November 20, 2010


I use the FireShot add-on and have found the free version perfectly adequate so far. I may pony up for the pro version for the image-editing features at some point, I suppose.
posted by Lexica at 11:18 PM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


I think this was the screenshot thread.
posted by bwanabetty at 11:26 PM on November 20, 2010


Aside from Screengrab, I also use the Firefox add-ons Pearl Crescent Page Saver (the free version) and Shooter. Each is different and I keep them all installed because sometimes one will be handier than another, depending on the situation. Overall I seem to use Page Saver more than the others. It also has the most configurable options among the three: e.g. specifying image quality, creating a keyboard shortcut, and customizing a filename pattern for the saved images (I find this last feature especially useful).

I've been meaning to test out Abduction (another Firefox add-on) and FireShot for IE, and now will add more from this thread -- yay. (Screenshot software is one of my favorite topics.)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 12:41 AM on November 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Snagit also
posted by a non e mouse at 2:12 AM on November 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I use SnagIt.
posted by Artw at 8:40 AM on November 21, 2010


ScreenCapture is a google-made plugin for chrome
posted by Mick at 9:46 AM on November 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


Evernote can do this.
posted by dfriedman at 9:11 PM on November 21, 2010


CaptureFullPage.com makes my latest site look like crap, which probably means I need to test in more browsers.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:19 AM on November 22, 2010


Wonder what engine capturefullpage.com uses. browsershots.org shows how your site looks on a bunch of browsers. My site looks fine on most of them, but capturefullpage hates it.
posted by cjorgensen at 10:48 AM on November 22, 2010


SnagIt once did this for me, and then it suddenly the scrolling capture stopped working it and no one there could tell me why.
posted by Kimberly at 11:06 AM on November 22, 2010


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