Images help bloggers convey their message in more visual ways.
At the same time, it adds more beauty to your blog posts.
But this post is about a certain kind of image:
Snagit is great for taking screenshots of a selected region, but it’s not the best when taking screenshots of complete web pages.
Today, I will be talking about some free services which will let you capture screenshots of an entire web page.
Snapito: Take Full-Length Website Screenshot
I will talk about some of the creative uses of this website later, but for now, let’s look at how you can quickly take full page screenshots using Snapito.
- Head over to the Snapito website.
- At the top, enter the URL of the web page for which you want to take a screenshot and click on “Snap”.
It will take a few seconds to create the screenshot of your input URL.
Once it’s done, on the next page you will see the complete web page screenshot.
Here is a screenshot of my blog using Snapito:
You can now use any desktop based image editing tools to crop or resize the image before you upload it onto your server.
You should also consider using any of these Image compression WordPress plugins, as full-page screenshots are usually of high size, and it will slow down the loading time of your page.
Also it’s a good idea to link to the image itself when attaching an image to a blog post. This way the image will be clickable and your readers can see the full resolution image (or even download it.)
Snapito also lets you “Pin” the full page screenshot on your Pinterest profile.
Here are some creative uses of the Pinterest – Snapito feature:
- Use it to take screenshots of websites developed by you. This will work as a portfolio board for your Pinterest profile.
- You can use it create a Pinterest board with a list of all websites you own.
- You can take screenshots and create a collection. (Ex: Collection of your favorite Mac tools, SEO tools, Blogging tools, etc.)
Desktop Solution To Take Full Page Screenshots
Now if you are one of those people who are fond of desktop-based solutions, I would recommend Snagit.
Snagit is one of the favorite image taking tools for bloggers.
You can also consider using Paparazzi to take full-page screenshots directly from your Mac desktop. Paparazzi offers features like image resizing and image cropping.
Once you start using this tool, your work will become much easier.
Another great option is Getfireshot, which is a paid solution, but comes with a 30-day free trial.
Though, I would recommend you try the free solutions before considering the paid ones.
Which option do you use for capturing web page screenshots? Let me know in the comments.
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