In this post, you will see the steps to take a scrolling screenshot on your PC.
You will also see the steps to take a screenshot and scrolling screenshot on Android. Let us start.
How to Take Scrolling Screenshot on PC and Android
Typically, when you take a screenshot, it only captures the active portion of the screen.
Let’s say, you want to take a screenshot of the web page. The active portion of the web page is only what a screenshot can always contain, not the entire web page.
This is where the scrolling screenshot comes in handy. The scrolling screenshot captures the entire portion of the active screen.
With that said, let us see the steps on how to take a scrolling screenshot on your Windows 10 PC and Android.
For Web Pages Only
If you want to capture an entire web page, then the following steps are for you. Taking scrolling screenshots on web browsers is an easy task because of the extensions.
- Install the FireShot extension (Download links: Chrome and Firefox). I’m using the Chrome web browser.
- Open the web page you want to capture.
- Click on the FireShot extension and select the Capture entire page option.
- The extension will capture the entire web page.
- Once it is done, you’ll see the scrolling screenshot along with several options on the new browser tab.
- Save the file or use any other available options as per your wish.
We all know that the extension only works within the browser, and it leaves us with a question.
What if I need to take a scrolling screenshot of other parts of the PC? That’s where the stand-alone tool comes in.
For PC Screen Capture
There are a lot of tools available in the market to do this task. These tools help us take scrolling capture anywhere on the PC. Here are two suggestions I have for you:
- Snagit (paid, but you can get a 15 day free trial)
- Screenpresso (free)
We’ll see Snagit. Let’s see how to use this one.
- Open the web page you want to capture.
- Hit the Print Screen button.
- Now you can see three arrows. All arrows represent scrolling capture. One is horizontal, the second is vertical, and the final one is entire.
- Choose the one as per your needs.
That’s it. The tool will take care of the rest.
Note that when you try to capture other screens on the PC, you will see a varying number of screen capture arrows depending upon the screen.
Here’s how you can take a scrolling screenshot on your Android device (Here I use Android Pie):
Open the one you want to take a scrolling screenshot.
Press the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
You can now see the screenshot with the option to save and drop at the top. At the bottom you will see a bar with four icons.
Hit the first from the left.
That’s it. The scrolling screenshot process starts. You can use the stop button below if you want to stop the process.
Once the process is complete, you can see the scrolling screenshot.
Click the Save option at the top to save it.
Note: I’ve tried this built-in feature on apps like Gmail, Settings, and Play Store. That works brilliantly. But when I try this on websites, it doesn’t work, mostly.
How to Take a Screenshot on Android
Press and hold the “Power” button until you see the Power menu. Press the “Screenshot” option which you will find under the “Restart” option.
Press the buttons “Volume down” and “Power” together.
You can remap the capacitive button or the volume button to take a screenshot on your device.
If your Android device has USB Debugging enabled and your PC has ADB drivers installed, you can try this method.
Connect your Android device to your PC via a USB cable.
Open Command Prompt and change the path to one that contains ADB drivers. Type: adb devices and press the “Enter” key.
If you see a pop-up on your Android device, click “OK.” Enter: adb shell screencap /storage/emulated/0/s.png
The /storage/emulated/0/ is the location where I want the screenshot should be saved, and s is the filename. Replace these as you wish. Press the “Enter” key.
That’s it. You can now view the screenshot at the specified location on your Android device.