The default screenshot tool on Windows 10 is great and comes with almost all forms of screenshot options. You have free-form, rectangular, full-screen, and active-window snip options, and they all work pretty well. However, there is one big omission, and that is scrolling screenshots. That’s why we have come up with this guide on how to take a scrolling screenshot on Windows 10.
Take a Scrolling Screenshot on Windows 10 (Updated June 2021)
In this article, we will show you how you can capture full-page scrolling screenshots in Windows 10 with a simple Windows 10 keyboard shortcut and either save the image locally or upload it to cloud storage services. That said, let’s check out how to capture scrolling screenshots on Windows 10 computers.
We are covering four different apps that you can use to take scroll screenshots (long screenshots) in Windows 10. You can use the table of contents below to skip over to any particular app you want to learn more about.
There are several apps that offer scrolling screenshots on Windows 10, but PicPick is one of the best ones out there. The app is lightweight, free and also among the best Snipping Tool alternatives.
- Once you have downloaded the app, install it on your Windows 10 PC. On the first run, it will prompt you to change the hotkeys. Click ‘Yes‘ and on the next screen, click on ‘OK‘. If the app fails to register the hotkeys then simply click on ‘Cancel‘.
- Now open the target page for your scrolling screenshot and press Ctrl + Alt + PrntScrn simultaneously. You will see a ‘Capture Scrolling Window’ popup.
- Finally, click on the target window and it will automatically start scrolling to take a full-page screenshot. Once it reaches the bottom, the app will open the screenshot in its built-in image editor, and you will get various options to edit it.
- Once you’re done with the editing, click on ‘File‘ at the top-left corner for ‘Save‘ options. You can now save the image on your computer in the image format of your choice.
PicPick is a free, lightweight app that allows you to take scrolling screenshots with a simple hotkey. It is also fairly configurable, with various editing and saving options. Overall, it is our top pick for the best scrolling screenshot tool in Windows 10.
Download PicPick: Free
Another great tool to capture scrolling screenshots on Windows 10 is Snagit. The pro-grade software is an all-in-one screenshot tool that lets you capture the entire desktop, a part of the desktop or just active app windows. Moreover, it also allows you to capture entire web pages with its scrolling screenshot feature. You can use it to take a screenshot of an entire webpage or a scrolling window. It works with all modern browsers, including the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Opera.
- To take a scrolling screenshot with Snagit, open the program and click on the ‘Image‘ tab on the left. Now click on drop-down ‘Selection‘ menu and select ‘Scrolling Window‘.
- Next, click on the Scrolling Window settings (gear icon) and enable both the options as seen in the screenshot below. Finally, make sure the target window is the active window and hit the big, red ‘Capture‘ button to capture your scrolling screenshot.
- Snagit will automatically scroll the content and capture a scrolling screenshot of the entire active window. Once the screenshot is processed, the app will present you with options to annotate, save or upload to cloud storage services.
- If you take scrolling screenshots often, you can also create a ‘Preset’  with the same settings and even define hotkeys  to make the process easier.
Snagit is a paid app and it does cost a pretty penny. However, it is one of the most intuitive scrolling screenshot apps there is. It is likely your best bet if you’re a tech YouTuber who needs a powerful screenshot tool in your armory.
Download Snagit: (15-day free trial, Rs. 4,396 in India, $49.99 in the US)
Another popular app that also offers you the ability to capture scrolling screenshots in Windows 10 is ‘ShareX’. It a free and open-source donation-ware that offers built-in annotation tools for screenshots, as well as screen recording options alongside the scrolling screenshot functionality. You can also use it to add effects, watermarks, reorganize text in your screenshot, and more. To capture a scrolling screenshot with ShareX, follow the steps below:
- Firstly, navigate to the webpage you want to take a scrolling screenshot of. Then, launch ShareX. With the target website in the background, click on ‘Capture‘ in the top-left corner of the ShareX window. Now in the slide-out Capture menu, select ‘Scrolling Capture‘.
- Next, move the mouse cursor and click on the target window to select it for the scrolling screenshot. Once you do that, you’ll see a new ShareX window pop-up with more options. Hit ‘Start Capture‘ on the second window. The target window will start scrolling automatically to capture the scrolling screenshot.
Note: Minimize the original ShareX window before hitting ‘Start Capture’ on the second window. This is important, because the first window will otherwise come in the way of your screenshot. You need not worry about the second window, though. It will minimize automatically.
- Finally, you will get a dialog to save it locally or upload it to the cloud. Select ‘Upload/save depending on after capture settings‘.
- You will now get a whole host of options about what to do with the screenshot, including annotate, copy, print and upload. As you can see, the scrolling screenshot visible in the image below is of the Beebom homepage as of 4PM on June 1st, 2021.
ShareX is a feature-filled alternative to PicPick and Snagit, with numerous features to edit, annotate, save and upload your screenshot. Like some of the other apps in this category, ShareX also lets you edit screenshots (scrolling or otherwise) in third-party apps. It offers a wide array of features that can be a little daunting to novice users, but is fairly simple to operate once you get the hang of it. Overall, it one of the best tools to capture scrolling screenshots on Windows.
Download ShareX: Free
4. Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder
While the aforementioned apps are great at capturing scrolling screenshots, you don’t need large, standalone programs if you’re only looking at taking scrolling screenshots of webpages. There are multiple free screenshot and screen recording extensions available for both Chrome and Firefox, and Awesome Screenshot is likely the very best. It offers full-page screen capture and screen recording, as well as sharing options. You can also switch between screen recording and screen capture using a two-tab popup menu.
- To use Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder, first download and install it from the link(s) below and restart your browser. You will now see a new Awesome Screenshot button on the Menu Bar. To take a scrolling screenshot, hit the button and select ‘Capture Entire Page‘.
- The software will take a scrolling screenshot and present you with an array of options to edit, annotate, save locally or upload the image to third-party cloud services.
- As you can see, images taken with Awesome Screenshot are near perfect on most webpages, including on Beebom.com.
Not only is Awesome Screenshot and Screen Recorder completely free, it is also one of the best lightweight software to take scrolling screenshots of webpages on Windows 10. I have been personally using it with Firefox for the better part of the last decade and can personally vouch for its efficacy, speed and ease-of-operation. The only issue is that it doesn’t always work with Private windows, at least not with newer versions of Firefox.
Capture Scrolling Screenshot Easily on Windows 10 PC
Capturing full-page screenshots on Windows 10 is quite easy thanks to the abundance of third-party software available for the purpose. So go ahead, take you pick and let us know which one you chose and why. Also, while we are at it, check out the best screen recording software for Windows computers.