How to take a screenshot of a whole Web page in Chrome

Have you ever wanted to take a screen capture of a whole Web page, but could only capture what was on your screen? We'll show you how to use a cool Google Chrome extension to capture a whole page.

Screen captures can be immensely useful for education, support, presentations, etc. When capturing Web pages, your captures are typically limited to what is viewable on the screen. A Chrome extension by Google, however, allows you to capture an entire page. Here's how:

Step 1:
Go to the Chrome Web store and search for "screen capture" in the search box.

Chrome web store
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 2:
Select the "Screen Capture (by Google)" extension and install it.

Install Screen Capture by Google
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 3:
After installation, click on the Screen Capture button on the Chrome toolbar and select Capture Whole Page or use the keyboard shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+H.

Chrome capture whole page
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 4:
You'll see Chrome scrolling down to capture the whole page and once finished, an options bar will display above the Web page that allows annotations, sharing, and saving the capture.

Screen capture options
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

With this nifty Chrome extension installed, you can now capture my How To articles in their entirety, for later viewing or sharing. Seriously.

About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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