Windows 11 comes with several built-in and third-party tools that can help you capture scrolling screenshots easily. Scrolling screenshots come in handy when you want to capture an entire web page or app screen that doesn’t fit on your current screen resolution. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to capture scrolling screenshots using the built-in web capture tool in Microsoft Edge and Firefox, as well as third-party apps like GoFullPage, ShareX, and PicPick.
To capture scrolling screenshots, there are two options available: using your browser or a third-party app. You can choose either of the following methods based on your personal preference. So, let’s begin.
Method 1: Capture scrolling screenshots in your browser
If your intention is to take scrolling screenshots of web pages, we suggest using your browser. Depending on which browser you are using, refer to the relevant section below to learn how to capture scrolling screenshots on your PC.
In Microsoft Edge
To capture a webpage using Microsoft Edge, first, navigate to the desired webpage. Then, either press “Ctrl + Shift + S” on your keyboard to launch “Web capture,” or right-click on an empty area and select “Web capture.”
Now click and select Capture full page at the top.
The full web page will now be captured. You now have the following options at your disposal.
- Draw: You can use this option to annotate your captured screenshots.
- Erase: Use this option to revert and erase annotations.
- Share: Use this option to share your captured screenshots using available share options on your PC.
- Copy: Use this option to copy the captured screenshot to your clipboard.
- Save: Use this option to save the captured screenshot to a custom location on your PC.
Click the Save icon to save your screenshot.
A download will now be initiated for your captured screenshot. Click Save as and save it to a convenient location on your PC.
And that’s how you can capture scrolling screenshots in Windows 11.
For Firefox users who want to capture scrolling screenshots in their browser, follow the steps below to get started. First, open Firefox and navigate to the webpage you want to capture. Then, right-click on an empty area and choose “Take Screenshot.”
Click Save full page.
Once you follow the previous steps on Firefox, a full-page screenshot of the current webpage will be taken. If you want to copy the screenshot to your clipboard, click on the “Copy” icon. Alternatively, you can click “Download” to save the file to your local storage
After you click on “Download” to save the screenshot file, a download process will start. You can then save the file to your local storage like you would with any other downloaded file.
And that’s how you can capture scrolling screenshots in Firefox.
In Google Chrome
Regrettably, Google Chrome does not offer an internal tool to capture full-screen screenshots. Nevertheless, you can use a third-party extension to accomplish this task. Follow the steps below to guide you through the process.
- GoFullPage | Download Link
Visit the link above in Chrome and click Add to Chrome.
Click Add extension.
Now visit the concerned webpage where you wish to capture a scrolling screenshot. Click the Extensions icon in the top right corner.
Click the Pin icon beside GoFullPage.
After installing the third-party extension in Google Chrome, it will appear on your toolbar. To capture a scrolling screenshot of the current page, simply click on the “GoFullPage” icon.
GoFullPage will now automatically scroll and capture the selected webpage.
After the scrolling screenshot is captured using “GoFullPage” in Google Chrome, a new webpage containing the screenshot will open in a new tab. At this point, you will have the following options available to you.
- Edit: This is a premium feature that will allow you to edit and annotate your screenshot before downloading it to your PC.
- Delete: Use this option to delete the captured screenshot.
- PDF: Use this option to download the captured screenshot as a PDF file.
- Download image: Use this option to download the captured screenshot as a PNG image.
- Files: This option will allow you to access all your captured screenshots taken via GoFullPage.
- Options: Use this option to change capture settings used by GoFullPage when capturing scrolling screenshots.
Click either of the download icons depending on your preferred formats.
A download will now be initiated for the selected file. You can now store it in a convenient location on your PC.
And that’s how you can capture scrolling screenshots in Google Chrome.
Method 2: Using a third-party app
If you want to capture scrolling screenshots beyond just your browser and across Windows 11, a third-party app can provide you with this capability. Depending on your preferences, you can choose one of the following apps below to get started.
Option 1: Take scrolling screenshots using ShareX
- ShareX | Download Link
To download ShareX, use the link provided above and choose either the portable version or the setup, depending on your preferences. Once the download is complete, install and launch ShareX on your PC. For this guide, we will be using the portable version of ShareX.
Let’s set up a hotkey to capture scrolling screenshots on your PC. Click Hotkey settings on your left.
Click Add at the top.
Now click the drop-down menu for Task.
Hover over Screen capture and select Scrolling capture.
Close the window using the X in the top right corner.
Now click None beside Scrolling capture.
Press the desired key combination you wish to use for a scrolling capture on your PC.
Close the window once you’re done.
After installing and launching ShareX, minimize the application and navigate to the app or folder where you want to capture a scrolling screenshot. For this guide, we will be using the ShareX folder itself.
Next, use the hotkey that you assigned earlier for the “Scrolling capture” feature. Click and drag your cursor to select the region of the window where you want to perform a scrolling capture.
After selecting the region of the window for the scrolling capture, the Scrolling Capture options will appear on your screen. In most cases, the default options will be suitable. Click on “Start scrolling capture” to proceed.
By scrolling the items in the selected app or folder, the scrolling screenshot will now be captured. Once the process is complete, you will see a preview of your capture. Click on “Upload/Save,” depending on your after-capture settings.
As we haven’t configured upload tasks, ShareX will now save the captured screenshot in your ShareX folder.
And that’s how you can capture scrolling screenshots using ShareX on your PC.
Option 2: Take scrolling screenshots using PicPick
PicPick is another useful tool for capturing scrolling screenshots on your Windows 11 PC. Follow the steps below to learn how to use it for this purpose.
- PicPick | Download Link
Download and launch PicPick on your PC using the link above.
After launching PicPick, minimize the start page and navigate to the app or folder where you want to capture a scrolling screenshot.
To capture a scrolling screenshot using PicPick, press the default hotkey “Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc” on your keyboard. This will initiate the scrolling screenshot capture process.
Click and select the region where you wish to perform a scrolling screen capture.
PicPick will capture the selected region and open it in the image editor once the scrolling screenshot process is complete. You can now use the image editor to annotate or edit your captured image as needed.
Once you’re done, click File.
Click and select Save as.
Now choose the desired format for your captured screenshot.
Enter the desired name and choose a location for your screenshot.
Click Save once you’re done.
And that’s how you can capture and save a scrolling screenshot using PicPick.
In conclusion, taking scrolling screenshots on Windows 11 can be easily accomplished using various methods. Users can take advantage of in-built features in their browsers, such as Web capture in Microsoft Edge or Take Screenshot in Firefox, or they can use third-party extensions like GoFullPage for Google Chrome. For more comprehensive and flexible options, users can also use third-party apps like ShareX or PicPick to capture scrolling screenshots from anywhere on their Windows 11 PC. By following the step-by-step instructions outlined in this guide, users can easily capture high-quality scrolling screenshots of their desired windows, apps, or folders on their Windows 11 device.