How to take a Scrolling Screenshot on Windows?

Windows provides utilities to capture screenshot of any screen. The print screen key or the snipping tool both are the default methods to capture a screenshot on Windows. However, it does not provide a feature for a scrolling screenshot. Users need to download a third-party application with the scrolling screenshot feature to capture the full pages of the browser or documents. In this article, we will show you a few of the applications that are reliable and good-rated by users.

Capture a scrolling screenshot

Taking a Scrolling Screenshot through FastStone Capture

FastStone Capture is a powerful screen capture tool for Windows operating system. It provides a small panel with all the shortcuts available for all kinds of screenshots on your Windows. It also provides the scrolling screenshot feature to capture the full page on the internet. However, it is not a free application, and users can buy it for 19.99$ for a lifetime. Follow the below steps to see how it works:

  1. Open your browser and go to the FastStone site to download it. Install the application and open it up.
    Downloading the FastStone Capture
  2. Click on the Scrolling icon in the FastStone Capture tray and click on the page that has a scrolling bar. It will start capturing the complete page.
    Taking a scrolling screenshot through FastStone Capture
  3. Once it is completed, the user can simply save the screenshot or edit it according to their need.
    Saving the screenshot

Taking a Scrolling Screenshot through TweakShot Screen Capture

TweakShot Screen Capture is another application similar to the FastStone application. This also provides a small panel over the other windows to use the screen capture tools anytime. This is also a paid application, but it provides the 15-day trial version. Users can purchase it anytime or just use the free trial version for their needs. Follow the below steps to try it out:

  1. Open your browser and go to the TweakShot site to download it. Install it on your system and open it.
    Downloading the TweakShot application
  2. Move mouse over the TweakShot tray and click on the Capture Scrolling Window icon. Now click on the Window to capture the whole page.
    Capturing the scrolling screenshot
  3. The captured screenshot will open in TweakShot editor and users can save it or edit it to their preferences.
    Saving the screenshot

Taking a Scrolling Screenshot through ShareX

ShareX is an open-source and free screen capture tool. Unlike others, users can use this without paying any money. This tool provides many more options before taking a scrolling screenshot. It provides start and scroll delay for scrolling capture options. Once the screenshot is captured it will provide the output with mainly focusing the adjustments of size and count of images. Follow the below steps to try it out:

  1. Open your browser, download the ShareX application, and install it.
    Downloading the ShareX application
  2. Open the application, click on the Capture option, and choose the Scrolling capture option from the list.
    Opening the scrolling capture option
  3. Click on the Start scrolling capture button and then select the window to capture as a scrolling screenshot.
    Clicking the start scrolling screenshot button
  4. Save the output of the screenshot to your system.

Taking a Scrolling Screenshot through PicPick

PicPick has a similar interface to Microsoft Word and Paint. This works pretty well for browser pages; however, it may have difficulties with documents. We tried it capturing the Microsoft Word document and it was unable to capture all the pages as the above two methods did. Each and every screen capture application have pros and cons. Follow the below steps to see how this application looks:

  1. Open your browser and download the PicPick application. Install it on your system and open it up.
    Download the PicPick application
  2. Click on the Scrolling Window option and select the page on the browser or document.
    Taking a scrolling screenshot
  3. It will open the captured screenshot in the PicPick editor. Then you can edit the screenshot or just save it as it is.
    Saving the scrolling screenshot
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