Users who want to preserve information found on a website have several options to do that. They can save the webpage which creates a local HTML copy on the computer system, save specific elements, copy and paste text, use an archival service, or use a screenshot tool to turn the web page into an image.
The latter is an elegant solution as it creates a single file with all the information of that page including scripts and other dynamic elements that are not saved in a local HTML copy.
Update: The browser extension is no longer available but there are plenty of alternatives for you to try. To name just two: Take Webpage Screenshots supports full page screenshots, export to various formats, and more. 1Click Screenshot lets you capture, save, edit and annotate screenshots that you take.
WebPage ScreenShot for Google Chrome offers screen capturing functionality. The extension places an icon in the Chrome address bar after installation which, when clicked on, displays options to take a screenshot of the visible area or the whole page.
The extension displays the screenshot of the page in a new browser window. Here it is possible to change the zoom level, open the editor for same basic image editing or save the screenshot directly by right-clicking the image and selecting Save Image.
Editing options are displayed on the same screen. It is possible to add text to the screenshot, change the orientation, draw elements or cut the image if only part of it is of interest.
Google Chrome users who regularly create screenshots of web pages should take a closer look at the WebPage ScreenShot extension as it may provide them exactly with what they are looking for.
Simplicity is definitely what makes the extension great. You can save screenshots of entire web pages or the visible area in just a couple of clicks which is great if you need to run that operation multiple times a day. Images can be saved in PNG or JPG format to the local drive, or to Google Drive, Google's cloud hosting service.
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