Have you ever wondered about how to take a full webpage screenshot, not just a portion of it?
The easiest way to do that is by adding an extension into your browser and then using it to take the screenshot.
There are two extensions that do this that I like a lot. Both are free and do a good job. The first one is a little bit simpler than the second.
I use it more often because it is simpler and I usually don’t like being slowed down by having to contemplate a lot of choices.
Both do the job excellently and either one you choose will work great for you.
Both these browser extensions are for Firefox AND Chrome and both are free.
Full Web Page Screenshots by Susbox (also called Fireshot)
This is an excellent extension and if you’ve ever wanted to get a full page screenshot, this is how to do it.
When you press the button to take the screenshot, it presents you with 3 options: Capture the entire page, only the visible part, or a selection that you can make.
It takes a couple of seconds to complete an entire page screencapture, but when it does, it then presents you the opportunity to save it as an image or a pdf.
This is another extension for both Firefox and Chrome. It also allows you to make full page screen captures.
Nimbus has a few things that make it different from the ‘Full Webpage Screenshots by Susbox’ I mentioned above.
The first difference is Nimbus for Chrome not only has screen capture, but also it can also record screen videos. It does a good job of it, too. Very easy to operate.
However, it saves it in a web format which isn’t mp4 or any other common video format. To get the ability to convert it within Nimbus, its an upgrade that costs $14.99 for a single site license.
Unfortunately the video recorder option isn’t available in the Firefox plugin. It’s only available in Chrome.
Now back to comparing the Screen Capture features:
In Nimbus, the top of the page info is not there, as you can see in the screenshot below. This could be good or bad depending on what you want to display.
Also, you get more choices as to how you want to capture your page:
This is good if you need different ways of capturing the screen.
Another difference are the choices you get when you finish the screen capture.
In Nimbus, you can choose not only to save it as a pdf or an image, but you can also choose to send it to Google, Dropbox or Slack… or print it.
You can also copy it to the clipboard if you want to paste it into Word.
Result: Full Page Web Screenshot by Susbox
Result: Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder
The bottom line is that both screen capture browser extensions work great. If you want more features, go with Nimbus. If you want simple, go with Fireshot.
Also consider the Nimbus video recorder. I really like how easy it is to use. I have NOT upgraded it but I might in the future.
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