Looking for a way to take scrolling screenshots in Windows 10? or do you want to capture a screenshot of a scrolling window? Don't worry, today we'll look at several ways to take scrolling screenshots. But before we go any further, let's first understand what a screenshot is. A screenshot is the only answer to many problems. With screenshots, you can keep track of your screen, save your memories, easily explain some process that you cannot otherwise put into words. A screenshot, basically, is the digital image of everything that is seen on the screen. Also, a moving screenshot is an extended screenshot of a longer page or content that cannot fully fit on your device's screen and needs to be scrolled. A major benefit of scrolling screenshots is that you can fit all the information on the page into a single image and you don't have to take multiple screenshots that would otherwise have to be kept in order.
Some Android devices offer the ability to scroll through screens and scroll down once a portion of the page has been captured. On your Windows computer too, taking a scrolling screenshot will be pretty easy. All you need to do is download a piece of software to your computer because Windows' built-in Snipping Tool only allows you to capture a normal screenshot and not a moving screenshot. There are many Windows programs that allow you to capture screenshots on the go and not only that, but they allow you to do some additional editing of your captures. Some of these great programs are mentioned below.
How to take scrolling screenshots in Windows 10
Note: Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.
Method 1: Use PicPick to Take Scrolling Screenshots in Windows 10
PicPick is a great software for capturing screen images, which offers you many options and modes of screen capture, including scrolling the screen.
It also offers many other features like crop, resize, magnifying glass, ruler, etc.
If you are using Windows 10, 8.1 0r 7, this tool will be available to you. To take screenshots with PicPick,
1.Download and install PicPick from its official site.
2.Open the window you want a screenshot of and launch PicPick.
3.While the window is in the background, click on the type of screenshot you want to take. Let's try scrolling the screenshot.
4. You will see the PicPick - Capture scrolling window. Choose whether you want to capture the entire screen, a particular region, or a scrolling window and click on it.
5.Once the desired option is selected, you can move the mouse over the different parts of the window to decide from which part you want to capture the screenshot. The different parts will be highlighted with a red border for your ease.
6.Move your mouse to the desired part and let PicPick scroll automatically and capture a screenshot for you.
7. Your screenshot will open in the PicPick editor.
8.Once you are done editing, click on File in the upper left corner of the window and select "Save As".
9.Navigate to the desired location and click Save. Your screenshot will be saved.
10.Note that PicPick will start capturing the page scrolling screen capture from the point that is visible on your screen. Therefore, if you need to capture a screenshot of an entire web page, you will have to manually scroll to the top of the page first and then start the screenshot.
Method 2: Use SNAGIT to take scrolling screenshots in Windows 10
Unlike PicPick, Snagit is free for only 15 days. Snagit has stronger features and a more user-friendly interface at your service. To capture high-quality screenshots with additional editing, you should definitely take a look at Snagit.
1.Download and install the TechSmith Snagit.
2.Open the window you want a screenshot of and launch Snagit.
3.With the window open in the background, toggle the four given switches according to your need and then click "Capture".
4.For a normal screenshot, click on the area from which you want to start capturing the screenshot and drag in the corresponding direction. You can change the size of the capture and once you are satisfied, click "capture image". The screenshot will open in the Snagit editor.
5.For a scrolling screenshot, click one of the three yellow arrows to capture the horizontal scrolling area, vertical scrolling area, or full scrolling area. Snagit will start scrolling and capturing your web page. The screenshot will open in the Snagit editor.
6.You can add text, callouts and shapes or fill your screenshot with color, among many other impressive features.
7.Once you are done editing, click on File in the upper left corner of the window and select "Save As".
8.Navigate to the desired location and add a name and then click Save.
9.Another advanced snagit screen capture mode is panorama mode. Panning is similar to scrolling capture, but instead of capturing an entire web page or scrolling window, you control exactly how much to capture.
10.For panoramic capture, click Capture and select a part of the area that you want a screenshot of (the way you would for a normal screenshot). Resize if you want and click to launch a panoramic shot.
11.Click Start and start scrolling the page as desired. 12. Click Stop when you have covered the required area.
12. Besides screenshots, you can also make a screenshot with Snagit. The option is provided on the left side of the Snagit window.
Method 3: Full Page Screenshot
While the above software allows you to take screenshots of any type of page, window or content, Full Screen Capture allows you to capture screenshots of scrolling web pages only. It is a Chrome extension and will work for web pages open in Chrome, so you can skip downloading a huge software for your task.
1.From the Chrome Web Store, install the full page screenshot.
2. It will now be available in the upper right corner of the browser.
3.Click on it and it will start scrolling and capturing the web page.
4.Keep in mind that the screenshot will be taken automatically from the beginning of the page no matter where you left it.
Decide if you want to save it as a pdf or image and click the corresponding icon in the upper right corner. Allow necessary permissions.
6.The screenshot will be saved in your download folder. However, you can change the directory in Options.
If you need to capture only the web pages in Mozilla Firefox, then Page Screenshot will be an amazing plugin. Just add it in your Firefox browser and avoid having to download any software to take screenshots. With Page Screenshot, you can easily take screenshots of moving web pages and also decide their quality.
These are some easy-to-use programs and extensions that you can use to take scrolling screenshots on your Windows computer easily and efficiently.
Hope the above steps were helpful and you can now easily take scrolling screenshots in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to ask them in the comment section.