How to Screenshot an Entire Page on Mac

Kyle Wood

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user and wondering how to capture an entire webpage in one go? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of taking a screenshot of an entire page on your Mac. Whether you need it for reference or sharing purposes, this feature can be incredibly handy. Let’s get started!

Using the Command + Shift + 3 Shortcut

To capture the entire screen, including the webpage you want to screenshot, press Command + Shift + 3 simultaneously on your keyboard. This will take a screenshot of everything visible on your screen at that moment.

You will hear a camera shutter sound, and the screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop. The file name will be in the format “Screen Shot [date] at [time].png”.

Using the Command + Shift + 4 Shortcut

If you want more control over what gets captured in your screenshot, use the Command + Shift + 4 shortcut instead. This allows you to select a specific area of the screen to capture.

Once you press Command + Shift + 4, your cursor will turn into a crosshair icon. Click and drag to select the area of the webpage you want to capture. As you drag, you can see the dimensions of the selected area.

Release the mouse button to take the screenshot. Similar to using Command + Shift + 3, you will hear a camera shutter sound, and the screenshot will be saved as a PNG file on your desktop.

Taking Full-Page Screenshots Using Safari’s Developer Tools

If you prefer another method that captures an entire webpage without relying on keyboard shortcuts, you can use Safari’s built-in Developer Tools. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Safari and open the webpage you want to screenshot.
  2. Go to the Safari menu at the top of your screen, then choose Preferences.
  3. In the Preferences window, click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Enable the checkbox that says Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  5. Close the Preferences window.
  6. In Safari’s menu bar, click on the new Develop menu, and select Show Web Inspector.
  7. The Web Inspector panel will appear. Click on the icon that looks like a mouse cursor inside a box (top left corner of the panel).

A dropdown menu will appear. From there, select Capture Full Size Screenshot. Safari will then start capturing an image of the entire webpage from top to bottom.

A preview of the screenshot will appear in a new tab. You can save it by right-clicking on it and selecting “Save Image As”. Choose a location to save the file, and you’re done!

In Conclusion

Screenshots come in handy when you need to capture an entire webpage for reference or sharing purposes. Whether you prefer using keyboard shortcuts or Safari’s Developer Tools, taking full-page screenshots on your Mac is now easier than ever!

We hope this tutorial has been helpful in teaching you how to screenshot an entire page on your Mac using different methods. Now go ahead and capture those webpages with confidence!

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