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Best Chrome Screenshot Extensions

It is not rocket science to take screenshots on Chrome. All you need to do if you are using Windows is to press PrtScn button or if you are using macOS, press Cmd + Shift + 4. Sadly, and unfortunately, there are no advanced options and features such as the full page screenshot, automatic cloud sync, scrolling screenshots, annotations, etc. Though this is the case, do not worry as you could still use third-party Chrome extensions that offer the mentioned features. Here are some of the best Chrome screenshot extensions.

Take in mind that Google Chrome DevTools comes with inbuilt option which offers the ability to capture screenshots. All you have to do is right click on the page, select screenshot and you are good to go. 

To capture screenshot on Chrome, you will have to open Chrome developer tool and press keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + I (for Windows) or CMD + Option + I.  For macOS, on the other hand, you could press command +p or Ctrl + p and type screenshot. Choose full page screenshot option. Through these commands, you will be able to screenshot full-size or visible screen. You will also be able to adjust resolution and zoom mode function. 

For mobile version, you could do screenshots and even use different mobile layouts. Just click on 3 dots menu found on top-right. 

Best Chrome Screenshot Extensions

  1. Full Page Screenshot

This is perfect for taking screenshot of the current window you are working on. It allows you to do it in one click and works similarly like Google Chrome in capturing screen but in a more enhanced and improved way. To make this extension work, all you need to do is the following steps:

  • Click on icon 
  • Wait it for it to transform to the page
  • Once it opens the tab
  • Go to settings tab
  • Change the image format and page size according to your preference

Take note that the downside of scrolling screenshots is that it does not recognize nor remove headers/footers of the webpage. This means, you will have to do this manually. 

  1. Fireshot  

This extension is recommended for annotating, cropping and editing screenshots. Fireshot has the ability to do everything that the above mentioned extension could do. Aside from that, it also has the ability to take a screenshot of a specific area you would like to screenshot through the use of your cursor. In addition to that, you will be able to use hotkeys in capturing the screen which would provide you more convenience, efficiency and lets you save more time. 

Fireshot as mentioned, provides an option to annotate, crop and edit in an editor. This could be done by downloading from your settings menu. In other words, through Fireshot, you could have control over your end results. 

Fireshot is offered for free but also has a pro version priced at $35. 

  1. 1-Click Webpage Screenshot

An advanced tool, 1-Click Webpage Screenshot comes with numerous useful features such as webcam, desktop capture, inbuilt editor and content editor. Aside from that, this extension is open sourced which means, you will be able to edit the date of your webpage even before you take a screenshot.  Hence, if you wish to add or remove texts, you may do so through the use of this extension and onboard editor. 

  1. Gmail screenshot  

Though its name indicates Gmail, this extension doesn’t have anything to do with Gmail per se. This extension offers you the ability to capture your desktop and set times for it to capture it. All you have to do is select the tool, capture the screenshot and do editing if you wish. Aside from that, you will be able to upload your screenshot to cloud and share it with the URL. Through Gmail screenshot extension, you will feel convenience and do not have to exert too much effort. 

This extension is perfect for those who want a quick screenshot tool. It is offered for free but also offers a paid version. 

  1. Nimbus Screenshot and Video Recorder

This extension allows its users to select and scroll screenshots. They also let their users to record videos of the screen and capture delayed screenshot. Aside from that, through this extension, you will be able to also capture your screen in mobile layout, screenshot with delay and select a part of the page you would like to screenshot. Hence, if you would like to capture important information, you could just screenshot that area. Moreover, through Nimbus, you will be able to record a video of the entire desktop or through a webcam. This means, you could use this extension in creating a tutorial YouTube video. Lastly, you could add a watermark to your screenshot as well. 

  1. Twitter Screenshots

As indicated in its name, this extension allows you to capture screenshots of your favorite tweets. It is easy to do this as all you need to do is click on a button and you are good to go. This saves you time and all the hassles you have to go through in taking a screenshot in a traditional manner. 

In this extension, you will see a capture button on every tweet. Once you click on it, it will screenshot the tweet. You will find this button next to the like button. You will have to manually save the screenshot and you are good to go. 

  1. YouTube Screenshots

This extension allows you to capture a screenshot of a YouTube video. It allows you to screenshot a frame by just clicking a button. Once you have clicked the button, it will automatically download your screenshot to your device. What is more amazing about this extension is it captures only the frame and not the control buttons such as play, fast-forward, rewind, etc. 

  1. Standardized Screenshots  

Without proper frame, screenshots seem to be incomplete. Hence, through Standardized Screenshots, you will not have worry about that anymore. All you have to do is take a screenshot of your current window and it will add a macOS lookalike title bar and shadow effect. Click the screenshot button and once you are good with the preview, click download image with frame and drop shadow. 

The only downside of this extension, however, is that it could not screen some websites because of Chrome’s restrictions. 

  1. HTML Elements Screenshot

This extension is lightweight. It allows its users to capture screenshots of full or partial size of any webpage. You will also be allowed to select HTML5 elements. Just click on the extension icon and move your mouse to highlight the elements of the website. Once you have selected an item, you will be shown a popup window which contains a loader image. Once done, the loader will not be replaced with a screenshot. 

  1. Maker

If you work with a web developers team, this is a perfect extension for you and your team. It allows you to take a quick screenshot, annotate and send it to project management tools like slack, etc. and you are good to go. 

  1. Awesome Screenshot

Through this extension, you will able to do scrolling screenshots, annotate screenshots and even edit them, making them blurred. Aside from that you could also record screencasts and upload the project to a project management tools such as Jira and Trello. This extension also supports could storage. 

  1. Lightshot

This extension is popular and has created a name in the industry. It is easy and fast to do. It is lightweight and could capture a screenshot really fast. Aside from that, you will also be able to edit your work and save it on your computer or store it on cloud. 

Conclusion:

That concludes our list of best Chrome screenshots Extensions for Google Chrome. We hope you were able to choose one that would best suit your needs. 

We highly suggest to use YouTube screenshots for capturing frames from videos. Nimbus on the other hand could capture the tool on its list and full page. So what are you waiting for? Choose one extension and enjoy its benefits and advantages.  

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