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[2020 Tips] 4 Easy Ways to Take Screenshots in Chrome

If you’re struggling to capture a screenshot in Chrome, you’re in the right place. It’s already 2020, so surely there’re many ways you can get this work done. But in this article, we’ll show you 4 easiest ways to take screenshots in Chrome.

4 easy ways to take screenshots in Chrome

Here’re 4 ways you can easily capture screenshots in Chrome. You can simply jump to the one that looks quickest, or you can try them all before deciding which one suits you the best.

  1. Using the Windows Snipping Tool
  2. Using the Win + Shift + S keyboard shortcut (Windows 10)
  3. Using Snagit – The best screen capture software
  4. Take advantage of the developer tools

Method 1: Using the Windows Snipping Tool

Snipping Tool is a built-in screenshot utility included in Windows Vista and later. With this handy program, you can easily capture any part of your screen and do some simple editing. It also comes with a “Delay” function.

And here’s a quick guide to take screenshots in Chrome with Snipping Tool:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box. Then type or paste snippingtool and click OK.
  2. In the Snipping Tool window, click New to capture a screenshot.
  3. Move the crosshair to the area of your screen that you want to capture, then drag to select the region.
  4. Once finished, you’ll see a pop-up window containing the screenshot of your selected region. You can then save or copy the screenshot to your clipboard.

Method 2: Using the Win + Shift + S keyboard shortcut (Windows 10)

Windows 10 provides lots of new features, one of them is the screenshot hotkey. With this convenient shortcut, you’re able to capture any part of your screen at anytime.

Here’s a quick example:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key, Shift and S (the s key) at the same time. Then your screen gets dim, and you’ll find a toolbar at the top center.
  2. Select any desired area of the screen using your mouse cursor.
  3. Once you release the cursor, you’ll see a prompt saying the screenshot of the selected area has been copied to your clipboard. You can click the prompt to save or edit the snip.

Method 3: Using Snagit – The best screen capture software

Surely you can use the Windows shortcut and Snipping Tool for your screenshot needs. But both of them provide only limited functions, and more often than not, these 2 methods aren’t so satisfying when you need to precisely and swiftly snip a window for advanced editing.

That’s why we recommend using Snagit, a lightweight and powerful screen capture utility. With Snagit, you can quickly capture an image, record a video, add your explanation, and create visual instruction. You can also use Snagit to capture a whole webpage, with a down-to-pixel precision.

And here’s a quick guide of how to take a screenshot with Snagit, with only a few clicks:

  1. Download and install Snagit.
  2. Run and sign in the program. Select Image from the left menu, then click the Capture button. (You can also add a screenshot hotkey)
  3. Hover over windows or regions to auto-select the area, then click it to capture the area. Or drag to select your desired area.
  4. Once you finish capturing, you’ll see the Snagit Editor window containing your screenshot. You can then edit, save and share the snip.

And for more detailed tutorials, please visit the Snagit official website.

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Method 4: Take advantage of the developer tools

Chrome has built-in developer tools that include tons of so-called “hidden features“. This geeky feature is originally for web developers, but we can also use it to capture a desired area or a whole webpage.

Capture a desired area

With the Chrome developer tools, you can easily take screenshots of a specific area. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your target website. On your keyboard, press the F12 key to invoke the Devtools window.
  2. Press Ctrl, Shift and P at the same time to open the developer menu. Then type screenshot and select Capture area screenshot.
  3. Then your mouse cursor will turn into a crosshair. You can then drag to select the area you want to capture. The screenshot will be saved in your download directory.

Capture a whole webpage

You can even capture a whole webpage using the Chrome Devtools. Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to your target website. On your keyboard, press the F12 key to invoke the Devtools window.
  2. Press Ctrl, Shift and P at the same time to open the developer menu. Then type screenshot and select Capture full size screenshot.
  3. Then Chrome will capture and download the whole webpage. This might take up to a few minutes.

So these are 4 ways you can easily capture a screenshot in Chrome. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to drop a comment.

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