3 Fast and Easy Online Screen Capture Tools

Tina Sieber 27-05-2010

When you work on or with the web, you often have to take screenshots or videos of what you’re doing. You may need to make a copy of a website for your documents, capture a process for a presentation, or simply prepare images for an article you’re writing. Rather than installing yet another nifty tool, you can handle all your screenshot and screen recorder needs online.


Here are 3 different online screen capture services — 2 for still images and one for recording your screen.

1. Capture Full Page

The motto of the site is Take Screenshot on the Fly. There is no registration required.

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The application allows you to select the dimension, size, and format after it captured the website for you. Since a full size screenshot is taken before you can downsize, the process takes a little longer. Once it’s done you will see the screenshot on the left and a menu on the right. The options for dimensions are top screen or full screen, the size can be anything from full to extra small, and the available output formats are JPEG (smaller file size) and PNG (better quality). Clicking > View will give you a preview in your browser and by selecting > Download you receive the file.

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2. [NO LONGER WORKS] Super Screenshot

Super Screenshot is much faster than Capture Full Page, although it essentially works the same, minus the fancy layout.

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After the screen was captured, you can select dimensions, size, and format. Before you view the screenshot you can also refresh it.

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3. [NO LONGER WORKS] ScreenToaster

ScreenToaster is a free online screen recorder that allows you to capture videos of what’s happening on your monitor, independent of your operating system. Quite obviously, this tool is perfect for pre-recorded screencasts or tutorials. To use it you have to register. You also need to enable Java for whichever browser you’re going to use.

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Once you’re logged in, click the > Start Recording button and the application will launch. You can then select which portion of the screen you want to capture and whether sound and webcam should be recorded as well. When you decide to make a screencast of only a small section of your screen, yo ucan drag a black rectangular to the desired location. Hit > Record to start. The key combination > [ALT] + [S] will both start and pause recording. This is useful when the website is in the background as you need to bring it to the foreground to stop the recording.

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Here is an excellent YouTube review of ScreenToaster by iComputerHacker:

We have previously reviewed online screenshot and screencast services:

Looking for more, maybe a Windows software or browser extension alternative? Please have a look at these articles:

What is your favorite strategy for taking screenshots?


Image credits: hugama

Related topics: Screen Capture, Screencast.

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  1. jeyaganesh
    May 28, 2010 at 5:25 am

    There are 7 other great tools to capture the screen online

  2. jeyaganesh
    May 28, 2010 at 3:25 am

    There are 7 other great tools to capture the screen online

    • Tina
      May 30, 2010 at 12:17 am

      Thank you for sharing!!!