How many times have you wanted to capture a web page and save it as an image? Now you can capture a portion of a web page or the complete web page and save it as an image using the Screen Grab add-on in the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The Screengrab add-on cannot only save the captured web page as a JPG or PNG image but it also can copy the captured page to clipboard so you can edit it in your favorite image editor. Using the Screen Grab add-on you can capture the whole of a web page, part of a web page or a particular frame. Here is how :
- Visit https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1146/ in the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Click on the green colored Add to Firefox button to install the Screengrab add-on.
- It will prompt you for confirmation. Click on Install Now to proceed. Restart your web browser to complete the installation.
- After Firefox has restarted, you will be ready to use the Screengrab add-on. To capture an entire web page, just right click anywhere on that web page and choose ScreenGrab! → Save → Complete Page.
- You can also save only the visible portion of the web page or a selected portion of the web page. If you choose to save the selected portion of the web page, then use your mouse to drag and make a box to select the rectangular area of selection as shown.
- In any case, you will get a file same dialog to save the captured web page as an image.
- You can access the Screengrab add-on web page from the Tools → Add-ons in the Firefox menubar. You can choose the default file type in the save dialog to be either PNG or JPG. You can also choose if you want to add time and date to the file name.
This becomes highly desirable to save a webpage as an image specially when you want to retain all the web page rendering as it is shown in your web browser without losing any formatting. With the Screengrab add-on, you can save anything that you can see in a browser window