I love the Snipping Tool that MS Windows supplies. Just select the part of the screen you want to capture, highlight the part you need to, then press the email icon and send it on to the person needing it. Saves so much time compared to taking a screenshot, cropping it, saving it and uploading to your email. However, there are times when you want to capture a whole webpage which has a lot of information you have to scroll down to read. That is when the Snipping Tool is found wanting.
Nimbus is then the go to app in MS Windows, and is also a great choice in Linux. It is an extension to Chrome and Firefox so you first have to install it. Search for Nimbus Screen Capture in Firefox and Nimbus Screenshot & Screen Video Recorder in Chrome.
The Chrome version has a few more options than the Firefox version, but both will capture a webpage at the click of a button:
- Browse to a website
- Click on the Nimbus icon in the top right to show you the menu
- Select the Entire Page option
- Highlight or annotate if you need to
- Click on Done in the top right corner
- Select where to keep it, and that is the finish.
- Compare the full screenshot with the entire webpage capture:
If you use Linux, then you have another free rival for Nimbus called Shutter.
Caution: To capture the full webpage in Shutter you need to make sure the gnome-web-photo packages are also installed.
Navigate to the website you want to copy and press the website icon – the one click solution.
Note that Nimbus and Shutter create pictures that do not have any live links. If you want to capture a website in its full html glory then you can use a premium version of the social bookmarking site Diigo.