I'm looking for a Safari Extension that can take full page screenshots. I am aware there are various extensions, but haven't found any that would take full page images.

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    I couldn't get Awesome Screenshot to work with all websites, but I've used webkit2png and Paparazzi.
    – Lri
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:23
  • The other question covers the same end result functionality, but the accepted answer is not a Safari Extension, so unless tillinberlin really doesn't need an extension, this is fine as a related question and not a duplicate.
    – bmike
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:48
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    I understand "possible duplicate" but since other questions and other apps weren't really featuring full page I just had to ask… Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 13:50
  • Paparazzi! very good, versatile, free. derailer.org/paparazzi
    – Zo219
    Commented Feb 5, 2013 at 21:57
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    Not sure when it was added, but as of at least October 5, 2020 extensions are no longer necessary to create full page screenshots. See this answer for details no how to do it: apple.stackexchange.com/a/342563/7828 Commented Oct 5, 2020 at 17:44

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Maybe Don't give http://awesomescreenshot.com/ a try, see disclaimer below. There are better options available, see other answers to this question. Awesome Screenshot is a browser plugin that can capture

  • the full site
  • the visible part or
  • a selection of the site.

It also allows for basic annotation of the screenshot as well as downloading it or saving it on the web for access by URL. Available as extension to Safari, Firefox and Chrome.

DISCLAIMER: there are strong indications that Awesome Screenshot sends information about your browser history to third party servers. I would not recommend this after all. It also has a history of integrating adware in it's extension and then apologizing for it afterwards.

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    Warning: "Awesome Screenshot" contains adware.
    – smokris
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 5:23
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    Awesome screenshot can havoc your life because of adware, unnecessary ads, slow down you browser and much more. 3rd answer below is best answer. No plugin is needed.
    – TheTechGuy
    Commented Jun 30, 2016 at 18:39
  • Extension is garbage chrome adware, original question was for a safari extension.
    – BadPirate
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 18:50
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    @greenforest -- Think you should pull the answer as it's no longer correct and leads users to a website that seems to be adware / malware driven. Second answer provide (just below this one) is a great solution, answers the question specifically, and provides better screenshots anyway. Nothing personal, but the correct answer for the question should be the best one.
    – BadPirate
    Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 20:16
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    @BadPirate Changed the answer but can't remove the checkmark. Hope tillinberlin will change. Commented Jul 27, 2016 at 20:24

No plugins or anything needed - latest Safari (7, not sure from which version this works) can save to PDF. File -> Export as PDF... and you get entire page, images and all. And it's a lovely hi-res PDF.

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    I don't know if it's Bootstrap or not, but my PDF is black and white with minimal styling.
    – Hawkee
    Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 17:43
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    The only thing to consider is that the PDF will have page breaks. If you need one, continuous, unbroken flow, then PDF is not the right choice. Commented Dec 2, 2014 at 20:51
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    I think this actually just Prints to PDF. Not really a true full-page screen-capture-to-pdf. Commented Jan 28, 2015 at 21:41
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    It does not export a WYSISYG image of the page. Good only for so many purposes, unacceptable for a lot more. Commented Oct 16, 2015 at 6:28
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    Well, I got an ugly version of my page in pdf. CSS totally broken. Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 12:48

Paparazzi! is great for full page screenshots. It is not a Safari Extension, yet it has a very nice feature that enables you to launch it from Safari.

Type paparazzi: in the address bar before the URL, it will launch the application with specified URL. Here is the list of URL format that Paparazzi! uses: http://derailer.org/paparazzi/urlformat

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    The best screenshot capturer for Mac. Forget browser extensions. Paparazzi is awesome. Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 16:28
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    Agreed. This tool really is great. Especially combined with the ability to interact with the web view and add delays and whatnot. Thanks @mkubilayk! Commented Jan 8, 2016 at 19:49
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    "if you turn on the Develop menu for Safari, you should be able to go from Safari > Develop > Open With > Paparazzi", from here: reddit.com/r/apple/comments/3srndw/…
    – Demis
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 8:46
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    Cannot handle pages that requires you to login.
    – sul4bh
    Commented Jun 6, 2016 at 14:26
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    @sul4bh You can use the "Interact with Web View" feature to login, via using either pointer icon at the bottom left or View menu.
    – mkubilayk
    Commented Jul 18, 2016 at 6:47

Safari can do this out of the box: the key is that you need to adjust the page size when printing to PDF.

  1. Load the website
  2. File -> Print...
  3. Under the "Paper Size" pop-up, select "Manage Custom Sizes"
  4. Create a new paper size that fits the entire webpage (eg, 8.5in x 30in).
  5. Use the PDF pop-up to "Save as PDF..."

The downside to this approach is that if the site has different screen and print styles, you can only get a PDF of the print style.

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    Thanks for this! 7 years later this is still very useful.
    – Joe Harris
    Commented Jan 5, 2022 at 22:29

I am not aware of any Safari Extensions which can do this, but Skitch can also do this.

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    Skitch 1.x had a "snap Safari" functionality that was wonderful for making an image of the entire Safari canvas without needing to manually scroll the window down from the top to the bottom. That function was removed from Skitch 2.0 and is still absent in the current version on the App Store :(
    – bmike
    Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 14:09
  • Skitch marks up a web page; Evernote copies them.
    – James Bush
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 8:32

Evernote Web Clipper, a Safari extension, clips Full Screen or Selection. To a web notebook, yes, but that syncs to Evernote on your computer just about instantly, manually, or set a timed sync.

  • This link is dead.
    – user24239
    Commented Jul 14, 2015 at 23:32
  • I upvoted this answer, even though it recommends a third-party product, which is not what the user asked for. Go to evernote.com or the App Store and download the app. The clipper is installed with it. Not only does it save web pages as one, long contiguous image, you can actually edit the page like it was a Word document or something. The fonts stay the same, the page reflows like it was Dreamweaver or the like. I don't know why they made the effort, but they did, and it works great.
    – James Bush
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 3:18
  • How do you do this? I can't get the Clipper to take a screenshot of the entire page. It will save the page into Evernote, but what results is not an exportable image, and the "screenshot" function only captures the visible screen, or some subset thereof.
    – Calion
    Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 17:02

CHROME> try extension called full screen capture. I found it to be quick and captures very long htmls pages as pngs. Hope this helps someone.

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    It's helpful if you provide links to the App/Extension that you are referencing.
    – Allan
    Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 12:46
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    This doesn't answer the question. OP is looking for a Safari extension not Chrome. - From Review
    – fsb
    Commented Sep 16, 2016 at 12:47
  • Not available for Safari. If you have Chrome, the link is chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/full-page-screen-capture/… Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 14:01
  • How unhelpful, @NileshParmar. No, most ‘normal people’ (not developers, not designers) don't have multiple browsers on their machine; nor should they. Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 20:21
  • Of additional note to scrollers, and devs/designers who do have Chrome additionally installed, though — Chrome now has this built-in (Chrome 59+), so no extension is required. Commented Aug 7, 2017 at 20:23

In Safari, click Save As... on the File menu; then, click Save to create a PDF of the web page on the Desktop. Open the PDF in Preview. Click Export As... on the File menu. Choose an image format, and then click Save.

For a complete listing of all screenshot-capture command available in the Finder: support.apple.com/en-us/HT201361

By the way, on Mac OS X 10.11.x, you can set a system preference to hide the menu bar, just like the dock.


Try Jing. It is not a Safari extension, but it is always available if you choose for it to be. It will amaze -- and it's free.

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    Hi, welcome to Ask Different! When presenting software as a solution, please provide a link to the program in question. It makes for a better answer and will be easier to upvote. ;)
    – CyberSkull
    Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 23:16
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    Jing doesn't take full page screenshots. Commented Jan 14, 2015 at 16:30
  1. Open that website
  2. Go to FileSave as from the menu bar
  3. Save it on your desktop

You will then have your webpage screenshot on your desktop

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    No, you'll have a web archive of the page, or the page source code, neither of which are a screenshot?
    – grg
    Commented Sep 24, 2014 at 18:14

To get a png of an open window—including Safari webpage:


...which makes a crosshair appear...then... press Space ...turning the crosshair into a camera icon. Use this to click on the window/webpage you want to screenshot. It includes the drop shadow with transparency.

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    No use if the web page scrolls though.
    – calum_b
    Commented Apr 5, 2016 at 13:56
  • Can't have everything! Stitch it together with Photoshop. Commented Apr 8, 2016 at 12:07
  • saves only the visible part of the page, but at least it's completely built-in. I think you can turn off the drop-shadow with TinkerTool - don't quote me on that.
    – Demis
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 8:40
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    As noted in the other answers though, you can have everything :)
    – calum_b
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 13:42
  • See my revised answer
    – James Bush
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 3:20

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