How to Screenshot Full Page on Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Welcome to this tutorial on how to screenshot a full page on Mac! Taking screenshots is an essential feature that allows you to capture and save images of your screen. Whether you want to capture an entire webpage, a document, or an application window, Mac provides built-in tools to make the process quick and easy.

Capturing a Full Page Screenshot

By default, the built-in screenshot tool on Mac captures only the visible portion of the screen. However, with a simple keyboard shortcut and a few additional steps, you can easily capture the entire contents of a webpage.

Step 1: Open the Webpage

To begin, open your desired webpage in any web browser of your choice. Ensure that the page is fully loaded before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2: Launch the Screenshot Tool

To launch the built-in screenshot tool on Mac, press Command + Shift + 5 on your keyboard. This will bring up a small control panel at the bottom of your screen.

Step 3: Choose Capture Options

In the screenshot control panel, you’ll see various capture options. Click on Options, which will display additional settings.

  • Show Floating Thumbnail: Enabling this option will display a thumbnail preview of your screenshot at the bottom-right corner of your screen after capturing it.
  • Screenshot Location: By default, screenshots are saved to your desktop. You can change this location by clicking on Screenshot Location.
  • Show Mouse Pointer: If you want to include your mouse pointer in the screenshot, click on this option to enable it.

Step 4: Choose Capture Type

Next, click on the Capture Entire Page button from the screenshot control panel. This option allows you to capture the entire webpage, including the portions that are not visible on the screen.

Step 5: Capture the Full Page

After selecting the capture type, click anywhere on the webpage to start capturing. The screenshot tool will proceed to scroll through the entire page, capturing each section as it goes along.

You’ll notice a thumbnail of your captured screenshot appear briefly in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Clicking on this thumbnail will open it in a larger preview window, allowing you to make edits or annotations if desired.

Step 6: Save or Share Your Screenshot

To save your full-page screenshot, simply click on File in the menu bar at the top of your screen and choose Save. Alternatively, you can also use the keyboard shortcut Command + S.

If you want to share your screenshot immediately without saving it, click on Edit in the menu bar and select Copy. You can then paste it into any application or document using Edit > Paste, or by pressing Command + V.

In Conclusion

Capturing a full page screenshot on Mac is a simple process that allows you to save and share entire webpages with ease. By utilizing the built-in screenshot tool and following these steps, you can capture every detail of a webpage and use it for reference or sharing purposes.

I hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Happy screenshotting!

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