How to capture screenshots in Google Chrome
Learn the best way to capture screenshots of websites inside your Google Chrome web browser on a computer (be it Windows, Mac or Linux).
Use a Google Chrome extension
This method will leverage the ScreenBud Chrome extension and has several advantages:
- You can capture the entire page in full, even if it has scroll bar
- You can directly edit the screenshots (crop, draw, highlight, and more).
- You can easily share the screenshots, because they get uploaded for free.
- Open the Google Chrome web browser.
- Open the ScreenBud extension page.
- Click Add to Chrome.
- Confirm the installation by clicking Add extension.
- Click the "puzzle" icon in the top right section of Google Chrome:
- Click the "pin" icon next to the ScreenBud extension:
- Click the extension icon in the top right. Clicking it will capture the currently visible page and open it in a new tab.
- You may be prompted to sign-up for an account. This is so that you can access your previous screenshots later. The easiest option is to use your existing Google account by clicking Sign up with Google:
- (Optional) Edit your screenshot: crop, add arrows or rectangles, use pencil or highlighter.
- (Optional) Use the screenshot: share the link, copy the screenshot to clipboard or download it to your computer.
- Learn more about ScreenBud in the offial guide.
Full page screenshots with ScreenBud
- Right-click the extension icon in the top right and then click Full page screenshot.
(Optional) Make full page screenshots the default option.
Right-click the exension icon and then click Options.
Select Full page screenshot as the default action.
- (Optional, advanced) Increase the scroll-delay for full page screenshots. This can be useful for capturing websites that do not behave well.
Use your computer's screenshot functionality
You can use your computer's in-built functionality to capture screenshots. Simply navigate to the website you want to caputure in Google Chrome and then follow a guide based on your operating system: