There are several methods to take screenshots of web pages or sites in your Chrome browser. You can make use of the Print Screen key on Windows or Command+Shift+4 on Mac OS and get a snapshot utility like Snagit or the Windows Snipping Tool. Besides, you can also use a dedicated Chrome extension like Smartshot that enables you to take screenshots. But do you know you can take screenshots in Google Chrome without using extensions? Well, if you don’t know how to do it then go through our post to know about this useful method of taking screenshots in your Chrome browser.
Take Screenshots in Google Chrome
Before we get started, make sure you’re running the latest version of Google Chrome as it has built-in screenshot capabilities, allowing you to capture screenshots without installing any extensions. What’s more interesting is that you can also add some device frames to your captured images for more realistic mobile screenshots.
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It’s an easy and useful method to take screenshots in Google Chrome without any extension or a third-party app.
- To start with, open the web page or website that you want to take screenshot
- Click on the three vertical dots and select More Tools > Developer Tools
Optionally, you can press F12 on Windows or Command+Option+I on Mac to directly open the Chrome Dev Tools window.
- A small window for Developer Tools will appear. Click on the Toggle Device Toolbar button as shown in the screenshot given below to activate it. It will appear blue in color once it is activated
- Select any mobile device from the built-in list of device presets
- Set the zoom to 100% and click on the Rotate icon to change the orientation (default mode is portrait mode)
- Click on the 3-dot menu in the right and enable device frame
- Once you’re done, choose the Capture full size screenshot option from the same menu to save a device screenshot in PNG format
This way you can take screenshots in Google Chrome without extensions. Continue reading to know about how to take screenshots in Firefox.
Take Screenshots in Mozilla Firefox
Unlike Chrome which can only capture visible area, Firefox developer tools can take screenshots of the complete webpage and the screenshot will automatically save in your default downloads folder.
Walk through the steps below to know how to take screenshots of web pages in Firefox without installing any add-on.
- Just like in Chrome, launch Mozilla Firefox and go to the web page that you want to take the screenshot of
- Open the Web Developer Tools in Firefox
- Under Settings, enable the option labeled as Take a screenshot of the entire page
- Firefox will add a camera icon to the developer toolbar that lets you capture screenshots with one click