Take screenshots of websites and save wallpapers and images

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Capturing the screenshot essentially means selecting part or all of what you see on the monitor screen and saving it as an image. This operation can become very fast and convenient, if there is a website on the screen, if it can be done directly from the browser with which you visit that web page.
In this guide we can find all the best tools and the best extensions for capture, save and edit screenshots taken directly from web pages, so that we can use them in our articles, on our blogs or to share a part of the page on social networks (in particular if we manage pages and groups).
In the first part we will show you how to use the tool integrated in Mozilla Firefox, while in the second part of the guide we will show you the extensions to add to Google Chrome or Firefox itself to get complete screenshot management tools.

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Screenshot con Firefox

In order to quickly capture screenshots on Mozilla Firefox, all we have to do is visit the Web page of our interest, then right-click with the mouse anywhere on the page, so as to be able to view the item Screen capture.


Alternatively we can use the actions menu, present at the top of the address bar (the button with the three dots horizontally).
In both cases the page will darken and the Snipping Tool items will appear in the foreground.


To be able to save a part of the page, just move the mouse cursor over it and click, so you can see the save buttons: Copy (to save it to the clipboard) e Download (to download it to your PC).


Alternatively we can save the whole window or even the full screen using the buttons at the top right as soon as the tool is started (Save the entire screen o Save the visible area).
To cancel the screenshot, just press the ESC key on the keyboard or click on the X key as soon as the area to be captured is selected.

Screenshot con Microsoft Edge

The browser integrated in Windows 10 also offers a simple and fast tool for capturing Web pages. To use it, we start the browser, visit the page we intend to capture and then click on the pencil-shaped button at the top right (Add notes). A new purple bar will open, on which the button is available Cut out.


Once pressed, the entire page will darken and we can thus begin to acquire only the part of it that we want to capture; at the end of the selection, click on the floppy-shaped symbol at the top right to be able to save the screenshot just made on OneNote, in bookmarks or in the reading list.

Extensions to capture Chrome and Firefox screenshots

If we use Google Chrome, or the integrated tool in Mozilla Firefox does not convince us, we can always use one of the free extensions designed to capture screenshots.

The best extensions for Google Chrome I'm:

  1. Full Page Screen Capture - Great for capturing the whole page of websites.
  2. FireShot - great all-around tool for capturing part or whole web page.
  3. Awesome Screenshot: tool that allows both to capture screenshots and to record short videos on web pages.
  4. Nimbus Screenshot: Another useful tool for capturing screenshots and recording videos on sites.
  5. OneNote Web Clipper: brings Microsoft Edge's screenshot tool to Chrome, allowing you to save screenshots to PDF or a simple image file.

instead the best alternative extensions to the tool integrated in Mozilla Firefox I'm:

  1. Lightshot: one of the most complete tools to be able to take screenshots of web pages.
  2. Nimbus Screen Capture: same tool already seen on Chrome, effective for managing any type of screen captured.
  3. Movavi ScreenShot: another excellent tool to capture a part of the Web page or the entire screen in a simple way.
  4. MyScreenshot.io: with this tool we will be able to save screenshots of websites and share them quickly.

Manually take screenshots

If we do not want to use extensions to take screenshots we can always rely on the dear button Stamp o PrtSc found on top of all laptop and desktop keyboards.


The Stamp key allows you to immediately copy everything on the screen into the Windows clipboard.
Once we have copied the entire screen of our computer, we open a program to manage images such as IrfanView, on which we can paste the image by taking us to the menu Edit and used the key paste.
Always with Irfanview we can select the part of the area we want to save, always going to the menu Edit and using the voice Crop Selection, so as to cut out everything we don't want to appear in the final screenshot.
To conclude, just save the image with a name (from the menu File -> Save as) to capture the desired portion of the screen.

Conclusions

With the methods described above we will be able to capture screenshots without necessarily having to install programs dedicated to the purpose on our computer. If we want to avoid further slowing down browsers with new extensions, we can always use the manual procedure with the STAMP key and the help of a program to manage images.

Other methods to save portions of the screen as images can be found in the article on how Save image of the desktop or a selected area of 鈥嬧媡he screen.
If, on the other hand, we want to use specific programs, we refer you to reading our article on how Capturing Screenshots and Screenshots in Windows: 7 Free Programs.


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