Taking a scrolling screenshot: This is how to do it easily on Windows and Mac

If you open a web page and want to take a scrolling screenshot, you have to take a screenshot for one part and then a screenshot for another. Then you merge the screenshots in an image editor.

In fact, some utilities have the ability to scroll screenshots. In other words, they can capture windows and web pages of any length. In this article, you will learn how to take scrolling screenshots.

Taking a scrolling screenshot under Windows 10

In Windows 10, there are several methods to take scroll screenshots, such as the Print Screen button, the Snipping Tool, and the Game Bar. However, you cannot create a scrolling screenshot at all. Therefore, you need to use a third-party tool, e.g. TinySnap. It is a screenshot tool that allows you to capture an entire webpage on your PC for free.

Step 1: First install the scroll screenshot tool chrome extension on your computer.

Step 2: Open TinySnap while the long window or webpage is open in the background. Go to the full-screen capture and click on it, it will automatically analyze the page and take a full-page screenshot.

Step 3: Then you can customize your screenshot as you want. Since the TinySnap has inbuild customization.

Step 4: Click on Upload/Save. Then you will see the screenshot in the destination folder. If you are not sure, you can find the screenshot in the main window with the directory.

Create scroll screenshot on Mac

Apple has introduced the screenshot function in macOS 10.14. Similar to the Snipping Tool on Windows, the built-in utility on the Mac cannot take scrolling screenshots. As a result, you need to use a third-party app, such as Snagit, TinySnap, Capto, etc. We will use Snagit as an example to show you how it works.

Step 1: Install Snagit on your Mac and open this software from the Applications folder.

Step 2: Click on the S sign in the top menu bar to open the main capture window. Go to the Image tab and select Scroll Screenshot Window from the selection.

Step 3: Then open the software or website where you want to take a scrolling screenshot. Then click on the capture button in the screenshot app.

Step 4: Now find the target app or website and drag the cursor to that area. Then you will get three icons, Capture Vertical Scroll Screenshot, Capture Horizontal Scroll Screenshot, and Capture Entire Scroll Screenshot.

Step 5: Select someone according to your preferences. Then the software captures the scroll screenshots automatically.

Step 6: When done, you will be redirected to the editor window. Edit the large screenshot and save it as you wish.


In this article, you will find two methods to create a scrolling screenshot on Windows and Mac. First, some desktop applications can meet your needs. If you want to take a screenshot of the whole webpage, the built-in function and extensions in your browser are easy approaches. TinySnap is the simplest screenshot tool. If you want to take screenshots of FaceTime, you can also use this software.