Need to take a full web page screen shot on the Mac? There’s a very easy way to do it, but it does not include using the Mac screenshot tools since the feature is not currently available in macOS. Not to worry though, as we have a very easy approach to capture full page screenshots of websites.
The simplest way to take full page scrolling screenshots on a Mac is, currently, to use the Firefox web browser. Firefox offers the most direct way on the Mac, though you can also take full page screenshots on Mac with Safari, and with Chrome too, and even with paid third party tools.
How to Take Full Page Screen Capture on Mac with Firefox
Get FireFox and install it on the Mac (it’s free) if you haven’t done so already
- Open FireFox on the Mac
- Go to the webpage you want to take a full webpage screenshot of
- Scroll down through the entire web page (this is necessary to load images that are lazy-loading)
- Click on the “…” button in the address bar of Firefox and then choose “Take a Screenshot” from the drop-down menu
- Choose “Save full page”
- Choose to ‘Copy’ or “Download” the full webpage screenshot, copy will copy it to your clipboard, whereas download saves the full page screenshot as a JPG image in your set downloads folder
(On the latest versions of Firefox, you may be able to right-click on a web page and choose “Take Screenshot”, or use command + shift + S keyboard shortcut)
There you have it, your full webpage screenshot has been captured and stored either in the clipboard ready to paste elsewhere, or as an image file saved that you can do what you’d like with.
Taking fullpage screenshots is very commonly needed by web developers, designers, editors, project managers, and just about any other web heavy job.
Currently on the Mac, there is not a super simple approach for taking full page screenshots like on iPhone and iPad that is activated automatically when screenshotting within Safari, but perhaps in a future version that feature will exist.
Below is the (large but resized to be smaller) sample screenshot, you can click on it to load the full size if you’re curious to see what it will look like. It’s a page captured from your favorite website, https://osxdaily.com:
There are other ways to take full webpage screenshots on Mac, but at the moment none are quite as simple as Firefox offers. You can take full page captures with the Terminal, Safari, Chrome, and using third party apps and tools too.
If you know of another method or approach to taking full webpage screenshots on Mac, share with us in the comments.