Here are 4 Google Chrome screen capture extensions to take screenshot in Chrome. These Chrome screenshot extensions make it extremely easy to do screen capture in Google Chrome.
There are actually many Google Chrome screen capture extensions out there, but what sets these extensions apart is that all these screen capture extensions provide some sort of screenshot editing features. So, you can edit screenshots before saving them, or sharing with others.
Webpage Screenshot Chrome extension
Webpage screenshot is one of the most popular Chrome extension to take screenshots in Chrome. There have been more than 350,000 installs of this screen capture extension at tiem of writing this article. The reason this Webpage screenshot extension is so popular is because it lets you capture a whole webpage. Even the webpages that are very long and do not fit on a single screen are captured by this Chrome screen capture extension, and are saved in a single file.
Apart from that, it comes with drawing and editing tools to edit screenshots.
Here are some of the features of Webpage screenshot Chrome extension:
- Drawing Tools: Line, Ellipse, Rectangle, Arrow
- Add Text.
- Fast Crop.
- Start Edit before image ready.
- Upload and share: Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, MySpace
- Print: Send directly to printer
- Save to HD: The only extension that let you save large images to your HD, (not 2MB limit)
- Capture local files: Can capture “FILE://”
- Color Picker: Remember the last color you used.
- Can capture horizontal websites
Download Webpage screenshot extension here.
Awesome Screenshot Chrome Extension
Awesome Screenshot Chrome extension is another screen capture extension for Google Chrome to capture screenshots in Chrome. As is with Webpage screenshot extension, this extension also lets you edit and annotate on web pages. This screenshot extension lets you capture visible area, capture selected area, or even capture whole web page.
Awesome Screenshot Chrome extension provides lot of editing options. You can draw rectangle, circle, arrows, lines. You can add text on your screenshots, and crop your screenshots.
One of the great feature of Awesome Screenshot Chrome extension is that you can also directly upload this screenshot, and then share link with your friends.
Aviary Screen Capture Chrome Extension
Aviary Screen Capture extension works a lot like Awesome Screenshot extension, and provides a lot of similar features. It lets you select the area you want to capture, or capture entire web page. You can edit using tools like crop, draw, and add text.
Aviary Screenshot extension also lets you upload your screenshot online, and then share it with your friends.
Update (20-Sep-2012): Aviary Screen Capture Chrome extension seems to be dead now.
Read more about Aviary Screen Capture Chrome extension, or download free here.
Screen Capture Extension by Google
This screen capture extension for Chrome comes directly from Google. This comes with lot of similar features, as with screenshot extensions above. You can capture a selected area, or a whole web page. This screen capture extension also comes with a feature of horizontal and vertical scroll so as to select an area that is longer than visible area. This is the only screenshot extension on which I have seen this feature. While scrolling, it takes care of floating elements on screen, so that floating elements do not get repeated while you are scrolling.
Screen capture extension by Google also provides basic editing tools, like, draw shapes and add text.
Download Screen capture extension for Chrome here.