This browser extension lets you save screenshots as a PDF

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Capturing screenshots in Windows is quite easy: You just need to press a single key and save the image or use a simple screen capturing tool. However, capturing screenshots from web pages can be challenging because we often need to capture a whole page.

The best solution in this case is to save it as a PDF file. No browser has this option by default, though, but if you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, you can seek help from their extensions store.

An extension called FireShot allows you to save an entire webpage as PDF with just a few clicks. FireShot is available in the Chrome Webstore and Firefox’s Add-Ons page for free.

Once you’ve downloaded the extension, simply right-click anywhere on the page and select “Capture Webpage Screenshot Entirely. Fireshot”. The extension will immediately give you a few options for capturing a screenshot.

It allows you to capture only what’s visible, a specific section of the screen, and of course the entire web page. When you choose what to capture, a new window will immediately show up. Here, you can save the screenshot as a PDF, as a regular image or even print it.

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You can also set a few hotkeys to take screenshots by simply pressing these keyboard keys. You can set a hotkey for every option this extension offers: Last Used Action, Capture Visible Part, Capture Selection, and of course Capture Entire age.

FireShot’s premium version offers even more features. If you upgrade, you’ll be able to further edit your screenshot by adding annotations, graying out parts of an image, and more. Fireshot is currently available in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox only, but we’d certainly like to see it in Microsoft Edge in the future, as well.

What do you think about FireShot for Google Chrome and Firefox? Will you use it to capture screenshots from your browser? Tell us in the comments below. 

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