How to Take Scrolling Screenshot on PC and Android?

In this post, we’ll see:

How to Take a Screenshot on Android

Method #1

  1. Press and hold the Power button until you see the Power menu.
  2. Hit the Screenshot, which you can find under the Restart option.
Screenshot option
  1. Hit the Save option to save the screenshot to your device.

Method #2

Press the Volume down and Power button simultaneously. Hit the Save option to save the screenshot to your device.

Method #3

You can remap a capacitive button or volume button to take a screenshot on your device.

Method #4

If your Android device got USB Debugging enabled and your PC has ADB drivers installed, then you can try this method.

  1. Connect PC and Android device via USB cable.
  2. Open Command Prompt and change the path to the one that contains ADB drivers.
  3. Type: adb devices and hit the Enter key.
  4. If you see any pop-up on your Android device, hit Ok in it.
  5. Type: adb shell screencap /storage/emulated/0/s.png
  6. The /storage/emulated/0/ is the location where I want the screenshot to be stored, and s is the file name. Replace these as per your wish.
  7. Hit Enter key.

That’s it. Now, you can see the screenshot in the specified location on your Android device.

Introduction to Scrolling Screenshot

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.

That’s the case for PC and Android, and this is where the scrolling screenshot comes in handy. The scrolling screenshot captures the entire portion of the active screen.

How to Take Scrolling Screenshot on PC

Let’s see the steps to take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 10 PC.

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.

Steps

  1. Install the FireShot extension (Download links: Chrome and Firefox). I’m using the Chrome web browser.
  2. Open the web page which you want to capture.
  3. Click on FireShot extension and select the Capture entire page option.
Capture entire page option
  1. The extension will capture the entire web page.
  2. Once it is done, you’ll see the scrolling screenshot along with several options on a new browser tab.
  3. Save the file or use any other available options as per your wish.

We all know that 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 on anywhere of the PC. Here are two suggestions I have for you:

  • Snagit (paid, but you can get 15 days free trial)
  • Screenpresso (free)

We’ll see Snagit. Let’s see how to use this one.

  1. Open the web page you want to capture.
  2. Hit the Print Screen button.
  3. Now you can see three arrows. All arrows are representing scrolling capture. One is horizontal, the second is vertical, and the final one is entire.
  4. 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 of the PC, then you can see a varying number of screen capture arrows depending upon the screen.

How to Take Scrolling Screenshot on Android

Here’s how you can take a scrolling screenshot on your Android device (Here, I’m using Android Pie):

  1. Open the one you want to take a scrolling screenshot.
  2. Press Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
  3. Now, you can see the screenshot with the option to save and discard it at the top. At the bottom, you can see a bar with the four icons.
  4. Hit the first one from the left.
  5. That’s it. The scrolling screenshot process will begin. You can use the Stop button at the bottom if you want to stop the process.
  6. You can see the scrolling screenshot once the process is over.
  7. Hit the Save option at the top to save it.

Note: I tried this inbuilt feature on apps such as Gmail, Settings, and Play Store. It works great. But when I try this one on websites, it doesn’t work, mostly.