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take a screenshot of a web page As a blogger I take so many damn screenshots it almost hurts.

As a network administrator I take even more screenshots. Sometimes I have to take a screenie of a website but you can only capture what is actually displayed on the screen hence the name “screenshot”.

So what do you do when a website scrolls down several pages? How do you capture the whole essence of the site? There has to be a way – otherwise this guy wouldn’t be writing this article right?

Right you are!

I have come across an interesting application that promises that you can save your images as any of the popular formats and if you are willing to shell out some duckets they will let you use the application via the command line. But we will just be looking at the free version here at MakeUseOf. After all my motto is Free is for me!

So let’s see how WebSiteScreenShots handles in the real world.


I downloaded the 589KB app and started the installer. And shortly thereafter I launched the program.

take a screenshot of a website

The screen shot was generated and looks awesome. Here is a thumbnail of it:


Then I opened it up and it is an exact stationary replica of my website – sweet! Check it out:

You can grab multiple website screenshots using a text file and the multiple tab. All you need to do is create a text file containing all the sites you want shot and then specify the output directory or browse to it. And hit start. Watch as it does your bidding for you! It’s great for student projects or simple record keeping. Whatever your need this is an awesome way to capture a picture of a complete site.


Do you have a better way of doing this? Well than what are you waiting for? Let us know in the comments!!

  1. Dave
    March 19, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I use
    It's easy to take screenshots, of a whole site or just a part, and the image is hosted online so I can link it to my friends etc. pretty neat! :)

  2. logger
    March 19, 2009 at 9:08 am

    This is a must have tool for a blogger!

    I suggest another: Simple Webpage Capture

    I wrote a post about it, check it here:

  3. Jeremy Epstein
    March 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    You guys rock. I read your feed and then, tonight, ran into the problem. You solved it before I needed it.
    Thanks! Love your work.

    • Karl L. Gechlik |
      March 9, 2009 at 7:59 am

      Thanks Jeremy! Glad that we could help and thanks for reading!

  4. Jörg
    March 7, 2009 at 6:00 am

    My vote goes for Screengrab too, excellent add-on that fulfills all your capture needs. No need to run an external app.

  5. Vadi
    March 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Linux equivalent:

  6. Mohib
    March 6, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Snagit is far better, need a mention!

  7. kankos
    March 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Thank you very very much, i was thinking about sth like that nowadays. i was wondering if there was a srip32 that shot whole pages.
    Goog job.

  8. Ross
    March 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Another great FireFox addon - ScreenGrab. With it you have your choice of Saving or Copying: the complete page/frame, a selected area, just the window or the visible area.

    No need to download and install anything, except the small addon file.

  9. Firefox User
    March 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Interesting but you don't need to go through all that.
    Thers a Firefox addon - Abduction - you can get it here.

    Along with taking shots of the whole page, you can take shots of select parts too.

  10. Andrei
    March 6, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    FastStone Capture is the best. Because it can grab full-screen, just a part of the screen, free-hand, or scrolling page, but also edit, add annotations and arrows and stuff like that.

  11. Dean
    March 6, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Yes - the Firefox addon: .

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