Microsoft Edge, the new Microsoft browser included in the latest version of the operating system, with the purpose of replacing Internet Explorer, one of the most interesting options we have available with Microsoft Edge is the possibility to take a capture of screen, or screenshot as it is also known, of a Web page and to make annotations on it, what we can easily do by means of the mouse or the finger or pencil on touch screens. Definitely a very good alternative to save interesting things from the web.
We will know how to do to have these screenshots always available, because Edge does not store them in an accessible place, being the only way to see them opening the browser, the screenshots of Edge, are stored in the form of image in the Browser directory structure, and are not easily accessible. Although they are available in HTML format in order to use them, the truth is that we can only do it through the browser itself.
How to Take Webpage Screenshots in Microsoft Edge
From this point, we have available the necessary instructions to be able to use these screenshots out of Edge:
Step 1: Open Edge and access the Web page from which we want to take a screenshot.
Step 2: Click on the Web Note icon, located in the upper right corner of the menu bar.
Step 3: Once the browser window has been prepared to take screenshots, ie added a violet color options bar, make the changes and annotations we want to make, and once we finish, click on the button ” Save “.
Step 4: It is necessary to emphasize that we should not forget to select the option to save as favorite by pressing on the button “add”.
Step 5: Then we open the page we put in favorites to extract the screenshot that we just created. To do this simply click on the icon of the three horizontal stripes and select the icon of the star.
Step 6: Once this step is done, click on the page with the right mouse button and select the option “Save Image”.
As we can see, the procedure is really simple, but it will allow us to use the screen captures made with Edge with any other application without depending on third party software to do it.
Take full page screenshots in chrome
Google Chrome has countless extensions and one of them is Fireshot, this utility or extension in its two formats, free and Pro, is essential for daily work, gives us the possibility to capture screenshot in whole or in part.
Once the Fiseshot extension is installed, we proceed to perform some tests to check its proper functioning, in the top right is our extensions and among them Fiseshot.
Click the extension button to see its options, let’s capture a screen portion, click the Capture Selected Area option. The screen turns gray and the mouse pointer becomes a cross, Click the corner where the selection begins and drag to define the area to be captured by Fireshot, once defined, stop clicking the mouse to clear the selected area.
The following image shows the selected screen fragment with a few options to the right of it. These options give you the possibility to save it as an image or as a PDF document, print it or save it to the clipboard for use in some other application.
Decided the action to take can ask for execution permissions.
In my case I have decided to save the selection as image, it shows the folder selection box, requesting the name of the file with the image, in this case Click the Save button.
As you can see, Fireshot has some Preferences. Click the Fireshot button, select the Preferences option.
It will show you the Preferences box that you can modify as you want. The most outstanding preference is the possibility to save in PNG and JPG formats. Modified these Preferences click the Apply button.
The best free screen capture software
Icecream Screen Recorder is a highly professional, optimized and screen recording software. Icecream Screen Recorder is a viable alternative to typical screenshot applications on the market. This tool is ideal if you use multiple browsers during your daily Internet sessions.
Icecream Screen Recorder offers you the possibility to take a picture of a part of a page, or you can simply take the whole window.
- Comes with all standard screen capture functions.
- You can also record videos online.
- You can capture various video formats from YouTube, Vimeo or Dailymotion.
- You can capture videos with a simple click of a button.
- You can add annotations, such as arrows and pie boxes, in your videos.
- You can save your screenshots directly to your hard drive to the destination you choose.
- You will be able to store the screenshots in various file formats.
Lightshot is another free screen capture tool that performs wonders on your system. It comes with an easy-to-use interface that allows you to take a screenshot within 2 clicks. Simply press a hot key and the program will take a screenshot of a section of your screen or the entire screen. Like other premium screen capture tools, Lightshot also comes with an editor tool to add text annotations and other edits. In addition, users can create a free account that allows them to have an online gallery to facilitate reference, link sharing and online backup.
Jing by TechSmith
TechSmith Jing software is a useful tool that allows you to instantly capture the screen and record videos on your computer. It comes with the editing tool that allows you to add text annotations, images and other small edits to your images. Another highlight is Jing’s powerful sharing feature. In addition to saving to your computer, you can also share images and videos on a variety of social media platforms, as well as upload them to Screencast.com.
is an open source screenshot program for Windows that Share X allows you to capture either full screen or selected regions of the screen and save the files somewhere on your PC or to your clipboard. It also features a screen recorder and a number of other features for all your screen capture tasks.