How to Take Full Page Screenshot on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Are you a Mac user who wants to capture a full page screenshot? Whether you need it for work, school, or personal use, taking a full page screenshot on your Mac can be incredibly useful.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to do just that using the built-in tools on your Mac. So let’s dive right in!

Step 1: Launching the Safari Web Browser

The first step in taking a full page screenshot on your Mac is to launch the Safari web browser. Safari is the default browser on macOS and offers a convenient feature that allows you to capture an entire webpage.

Step 2: Navigating to the Desired Webpage

Once Safari is open, navigate to the webpage that you want to capture as a full page screenshot. Whether it’s an article, a design inspiration, or an important document, make sure the page is fully loaded before proceeding to the next step.

Step 3: Activating Developer Tools

To access the functionality needed for capturing full page screenshots in Safari, we need to activate Developer Tools. You can do this by going to Safari -> Preferences in the top menu bar.

  • Shortcut: Press Command + Comma (,)


If you don’t see “Developer” in the menu bar of your Safari preferences window, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Go to Safari -> Preferences
  • Step 2: Click on the “Advanced” tab in the preferences window
  • Step 3: Check the box next to “Show Develop menu in the menu bar”

Step 4: Opening Developer Tools

Now that you have activated Developer Tools, you will see a new option in the top menu bar called Develop. Click on it and select Show Web Inspector. Alternatively, you can use the shortcut Option + Command + I.

Step 5: Capturing the Full Page Screenshot

With the Web Inspector open, navigate to the top-left corner of the window and click on the cursor icon located at the top-right. This activates an inspection mode.

In inspection mode, hover over different elements of the webpage until you see a blue outline around its borders. This indicates that you have selected that element for capturing.

To capture the entire webpage, right-click on any element within inspection mode and select Capture Screenshot -> Capture Full Size Screenshot.


If you prefer using keyboard shortcuts instead of right-clicking, simply press Command + R.

Step 6: Saving and Accessing Your Full Page Screenshot

After capturing the full page screenshot, your Mac will automatically save it as a PNG file on your desktop. You can then access and use it as needed.

Congratulations! You have successfully taken a full page screenshot on your Mac using Safari’s built-in tools. Now you can easily capture entire webpages for reference or sharing purposes.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out. Happy screenshotting!

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