How to Take a Scrolling Screenshot on Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

Taking a Scrolling Screenshot on Mac

Are you tired of capturing multiple screenshots to capture an entire webpage? Well, worry no more!

Mac users have the convenience of taking scrolling screenshots to capture long web pages or documents in one go. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of taking scrolling screenshots on your Mac using a simple keyboard shortcut.

Step 1: Open the Webpage or Document

Before we begin, make sure you have the webpage or document you want to capture open and visible on your screen.

Step 2: Activate the Screenshot Tool

To activate the screenshot tool, press Command + Shift + 5 on your keyboard. This will open the screenshot toolbar at the bottom of your screen.

Step 3: Choose the Capture Area

With the screenshot toolbar open, you’ll see various options for capturing screenshots. To take a scrolling screenshot, click on Capture Entire Page. This option is represented by an icon with an arrow pointing downwards.

Step 4: Capture the Scrolling Screenshot

After selecting Capture Entire Page, position your cursor over the webpage or document you want to capture. You’ll notice that a blue outline appears around it as you move your cursor.

To initiate the scrolling screenshot, click once anywhere within the webpage or document. Your Mac will then automatically start capturing a scrolling screenshot from top to bottom.

Note that during this process, you can still stop the scrolling screenshot by clicking anywhere on your screen or pressing any key on your keyboard.

Step 5: Save and Edit Your Scrolling Screenshot

Once the scrolling screenshot is complete, it will appear as a thumbnail in the bottom-right corner of your screen. Click on the thumbnail to open it in a preview window, where you can review and make any necessary edits.

If you’re satisfied with the captured scrolling screenshot, click on the Done button. You’ll then have the option to choose a save location and rename the file if needed.

Additional Tips:

  • If you want to exclude certain parts of the webpage or document from your scrolling screenshot, press Escape (Esc) on your keyboard before clicking to capture. This will allow you to manually select a specific area to include.
  • If you prefer using trackpad gestures instead of keyboard shortcuts, you can perform a two-finger swipe downwards with three fingers on your trackpad to activate the screenshot toolbar.
  • The captured scrolling screenshots are saved as PNG files by default. If you prefer a different file format such as JPEG, GIF, or PDF, you can change this in the Screenshot settings in your System Preferences.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully learned how to take scrolling screenshots on your Mac.

This feature will undoubtedly save you time and effort when capturing lengthy web pages and documents. Happy screenshotting!

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