Firefox is one of the best browsers to surf the web, used by millions world wide. What makes it special is that it is free, good community, safe to use (compared to some other browsers) and vast choice of extensions and plugins. There are thousands of useful Firefox addons and in this post we will be taking a look at some of the addons for creating/capturing screenshots from webpages.
Its true that we can always use the handy Print Screen key and then open a program like Paint and paste the image there. But this method has one problem and that is it will only capture screenshot of visible area. It won’t capture screenshot of area that becomes visible after scrolling down. In fact, windows 7 also has a “snipping tool”. But it can also cannot capture the area that is not visible. You can only capture the area that is visible on the screen.
Bloggers and webmasters often need to capture screenshots of the entire webpage. If you’re using Firefox browser, then here are some cool addons which helps you to capture screen easily.
Firefox Addons To Capture Webpage Screenshots
A simple and useful tool to do this task. It can’t be much simpler than this. No more advanced stuff and settings. Just install this addon and you can see a button on the toolbar. Click on it and select whether you can want to get complete page screenshot, visible portion or just the selected area.
Capture the whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitive info, one-click upload to share. It has many features that you won’t be able to find in many addons. Capture screenshots, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, use eraser and upload online or just download it locally.
Fireshot helps you to capture screenshots,annotate and then upload to Facebook, Picasa, Flickr or download it locally. The captured area also gets copied to clipboard, so that you can directly paste it in any image editing program like Paint, Photoshop, GIMP, etc. The Pro edition of FireShot has more features than the free version.
This add-on adds a small screenshot capture button to the top right of your browser. There are several options for capture, including uploading the visible area of the browser only or uploading the entire web page. Screenshots are uploaded to the free screenshot hosting website UploadScreenshot.com.
LightShot is a tool allowing you to easily make screenshots of any selected area in a browser tab. You just hit Lightshot icon on the toolbar or status bar, then select area you want to make a screenshot from and click “Save” or “Upload to server”. If uploaded, you can instantly get link to a screenshot you’ve just uploaded. It is also possible to resize and move selection area right in a browser tab without opening any additional applications. Annotations – adding text, drawing lines is also possible.
Try out any of this tool and you will find that there is no need for print screen button anymore. Plus some of these addons will allow you to upload the captured image to free image hosting site, so that you don’t have to upload the image manually.
Screenshots are often referred to as screen grab, screen capture, print screen, etc
Tech Tip: Press Ctrl+Shift+A to open Add-ons manager. From there, you can add, remove and also update your addons.
Also See: Open Any Web Image Directly in Photoshop.