Screenshots are a great way to capture and save information, gather evidence, store data, and create infographics. While Windows has a built-in tool for capturing full-screen screenshots, you may be limited when it comes to capturing screenshots of documents and web pages where you need to scroll to view and capture the entire content. If you find yourself in the same boat, you can use the following methods to take scrolling screenshots on Windows 11.
Method 1: Capture Scrolling Screenshots in Your Browser
If you want to capture scrolling screenshots for web pages, we recommend trying it with your browser. Use one of the following sections based on your current browser settings to capture screenshots on your PC.
- Open Microsoft Edge and visit the webpage you want to capture.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + S on your keyboard to open Web Capture. Alternatively, you can right-click on an empty area and select "Web capture."
- Click on the "..." button at the top and select "Capture full page."
- The entire webpage will now be captured. You now have the following options:
- Draw: Use this option to annotate your captured screenshots.
- Delete: Use this option to undo and delete annotations.
- Share: Use this option to share your captured screenshots using the available sharing 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 for your captured screenshot will be initiated. Click "Save As" and save it to a suitable location on your PC.
- Open Firefox and visit the desired webpage you want to capture.
- Right-click on an empty area and select "Take a screenshot."
- Click on "Save full page."
- Firefox will now capture a full-page screenshot of the current webpage. Click on the "Copy" icon if you want to copy the screenshot to your clipboard. Click on "Download" to save the file to your local storage.
- Once you do this, a download will be initiated, and you can save it to a suitable location on your PC like any other downloaded file.
Unfortunately, Google Chrome does not have a built-in utility for capturing full-screen screenshots. However, you can use a third-party extension to achieve the same result. Follow the steps below to assist you with this process.
- Visit the link provided in Google Chrome and click "Add to Chrome."
- Click "Add extension."
- Now, visit the relevant webpage where you want to capture a scrolling screenshot. Click on the extension icon at the top right.
- Click on the pin icon next to "GoFullPage."
- The extension will now be pinned to your toolbar. Click on the "GoFullPage" icon to capture a scrolling screenshot of the current page.
- GoFullPage will automatically scroll and capture the selected webpage.
- Once this is done, a new webpage will open with the captured screenshot in a new tab. You now have the following options:
- Edit: This is a premium feature that allows 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 allows you to access all your screenshots captured using GoFullPage.
- Options: Use this option to change the capture settings used by GoFullPage when capturing scrolling screenshots.
- Click on one of the download icons based on your preferred format.
- A download for the selected file will be initiated. You can now save it to a suitable location on your PC.
Method 2: Use a Third-Party App
If you want the ability to take scrolling screenshots anywhere in Windows 11 and not just in your browser, you can use a third-party app instead. Use one of the following apps based on your current preferences.
- Download ShareX using the provided link.
- Install and launch ShareX on your PC.
- Set up a hotkey to capture scrolling screenshots on your PC. Click on "Hotkey settings" on the left.
- Click "Add" at the top.
- Click on the task dropdown menu and hover over "Screen recording." Select "Scrolling capture."
- Close the window by clicking the X in the top right corner.
- Now, click on "None" next to "Scrolling capture."
- Press the desired key combination you want to use for scrolling capture on your PC.
- Close the window when you're done.
- Once you're finished, minimize ShareX and visit the desired app or folder where you want to capture a scrolling screenshot. We will use the ShareX folder for this guide.
- Press the hotkey assigned for scrolling capture. Click on the area of the window where you want to perform a scrolling capture and select it.
- Scrolling capture options will now open on your screen. The default options work in most scenarios. Click "Start recording with scrolling" to begin.
- The screenshot will now be captured by scrolling through the elements in the selected app or folder. Once you're done, you'll see a preview of your capture. Now, depending on your after-capture settings, click "Upload/Save."
- Since we haven't configured any upload tasks, ShareX will now save the captured screenshot in your ShareX folder.
- You can now save it to a suitable location on your PC.
- Download PicPick using the provided link and launch it on your PC.
- After launching, minimize the start page and open the app or folder where you want to capture a scrolling screenshot.
- Press Ctrl + Alt + PrtSc on your keyboard to capture a scrolling screenshot. This is the default hotkey for a scrolling screenshot in PicPick.
- Click on the area you want to perform a scrolling screen capture and select it.
- PicPick will now capture the selected region and open it in the image editor. You can now use the editor to annotate or edit your captured image as needed.
- Once you're done, click on "File."
- Click on "Save as."
- Now, choose the desired format for your captured screenshot.
- Enter the desired name and select a location for your screenshot.
- Click "Save" when you're done.
- You can now save it to a suitable location on your PC.
These are the methods you can use to take scrolling screenshots on Windows 11. Whether you choose to use your browser or a third-party app, capturing scrolling screenshots can be a useful tool for capturing and saving content that extends beyond the visible screen.