Full page screenshot using chrome command

Be it you are a developer, webmaster, media, or content person, at times you might need to take a full-page screenshot.

Currently, there are a few ways which you can do

  • Using a browser extension
  • Using standalone tools.
  • Screenshot each section one by one and use a photo editing program to stitch them together

What if your office laptop does not allow you to install the screen grab chrome extension and you also do not have any photo editing program? So what can you do now?

Don’t worry, there is another method that I believe not many people know about it and it is TOTALLY FREE.

Let’s do a full page screenshot using Chrome Developer Tools

  • Open the page you want to screen grab using Chrome

  • Right click and select Inspect (You can use the shortcut Alt + Command + I on a Mac or Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows/Linux/Chrome OS)

    full page screenshot using chrome inspector

  • On the inspect page, click Command+Shift+P on a Mac or Control+Shift+P on Windows/Linux/Chrome OS.

    chrome inspector

  • A text box will appear

    dropdown box

  • In the text box, type in the word screenshot

    chrome text box

  • Four items will appear from the list. Select one of them, so for our example, we will select Capture full size screenshot

  • Once selected, wait for a few seconds and the Chrome browser will download the whole page in png format.

Full page screenshot using chrome for mobile device mode

  • Open the page you want to screen grab using Chrome
  • Right click and select Inspect (You can use the shortcut Alt + Command + I on a Mac or Ctrl + Shift + I on Windows/Linux/Chrome OS)

    toggle device toolbar

  • If needed you can choose your device preferences

    select mobile responsive type

  • Click on the three dots at the top right. A dropdown will appear and select capture screenshot or capture full-size screenshot.

    capture screen shot

  • Chrome will automatic download the image in png format.

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