How to Screenshot an Entire Webpage Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user looking to capture an entire webpage in a screenshot? Whether it’s for documentation, sharing content, or simply keeping a record, taking a screenshot of the entire webpage can be quite handy. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to screenshot an entire webpage on your Mac.

Using Safari Browser

If you are using Safari as your default browser, you can take advantage of its built-in features to capture the entire webpage. Here’s how:

  1. Open Safari:

    Launch the Safari browser on your Mac and navigate to the webpage you want to capture.

  2. Enable Developer Tools:

    To access Safari’s developer tools, go to “Preferences” in the top menu bar and click on “Advanced”. Check the box next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar”.

  3. Access Developer Tools:

    In the top menu bar, click on “Develop” and select “Show Web Inspector”.

    Alternatively, use the shortcut Option + Command + I.

  4. Capture Webpage:

    • Select Elements: In the Web Inspector window that appears, click on the pointer icon at the top-left corner or press Esc. Then click anywhere on the webpage.
    • Select Capture Full Size: Right-click (or Control-click) anywhere on the highlighted element and choose “Capture Screenshot”.

Using Chrome Browser

If you prefer using Google Chrome as your browser, you can also screenshot an entire webpage using a Chrome extension. Here’s how:

  1. Open Chrome:

    Launch the Google Chrome browser on your Mac and go to the Chrome Web Store.

  2. Search for Extension:

    • Go to the Web Store: Type “chrome web store” in the address bar and press Enter.
    • Search for Extension: In the search bar of the Web Store, type “Full Page Screen Capture” and hit Enter.
    • Select Extension: Look for the extension with a camera icon and click on it.
  3. Add Extension to Chrome:

    • Add to Chrome: Click on the “Add to Chrome” button.
    • Add Extension Confirmation: In the confirmation dialog box, click “Add extension”.
  4. Capture Webpage:

    • Select Extension Icon: Navigate to the webpage you want to capture. Click on the Full Page Screen Capture extension icon, which should appear at the top-right corner of your browser.
    • Select Capture Option: Choose either “Capture full page” or “Capture visible part”.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to screenshot an entire webpage on your Mac using Safari or Google Chrome. Now you can easily capture long webpages and save them as images for future reference or sharing.

Remember to experiment with different browsers and extensions to find the method that works best for you. Happy capturing!

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