How to Take a Scrolling Screenshot on a Mac

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Wondering: “How can you take scrolling screenshots on a Mac?” You can use browser add-ons, online recorders, and built-in tools that don’t require installation. Read to learn how to take a scrolling screenshot on a Mac.


Best for


Capturing websites and tweets

How to take a scrolling screenshot on a Mac with desktop programs

1. Movavi Screen Recorder

Best for: Easy screenshotting and recording

G2 rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Movavi Screen Recorder is a great free application for screen recording on your MacBook known for its ease of use and advanced editing properties. It is capable of recording audios and videos either as a combination or independent of each other. You can also use it to make basic and advanced edits to these recordings.


  • Scrolling screenshots
  • Intuitive interface
  • High-quality audio and video
  • Easy sharing


  • Adjustable recording parameters
  • Separately record external and internal audio
  • No internet connection required


  • Output video has a watermark with the free desktop screen recorder

To take a scrolling screenshot with Movavi Screen Recorder, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac.
  2. Open Movavi Screen Recorder and select the capture area on your screen.
  3. From the app’s toolbar, choose Scrolling screenshot.
  4. Click on the window or document you want to capture.
  5. After your scrolling screenshot is taken, make any edits you want in Movavi Screen Recorder.
  6. Click Save to export and save your scrolling screenshot.

2. Capto

Best for: Screenshotting, recording, and editing

Mac Apple Store rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars

Capto is a powerful tool that was designed for macOS. You can find it in the Mac Apple Store and install it on your computer.

Its functionality is much more than just screenshotting. You can record screen and audio and edit the video before saving it. It may be useful if you create video tutorials or animated presentations.

As for screenshotting, Capto can make a full-screen screenshot or grab a selected area.


  • Scrolling and partial screenshots
  • Screen and audio recording
  • Video editing


  • It offers a wide range of functions
  • The Capto team provides high-quality support
  • The developers constantly update and improve the program


  • You have to pay to use the app
  • There’s a limited choice of video formats
  • Audio recording is unreliable

Download Capto

You can take a screenshot of a long webpage without scrolling by following these steps:

  1. Visit Capto’s website and click Download.
  2. Install and launch the Capto app.
  3. Navigate to the page you want to capture.
  4. From Capto’s dropdown menu, select Snap active browser URL.
  5. Wait for Capto to finish taking the screenshot.
  6. Save your scrolling screenshot to your preferred destination on your computer.

How to take a Mac screenshot with a whole page scroll with browser extensions

The first way to take a Mac screenshot of a whole page scroll is to use a browser extension. Extensions are free to install and usually easy to use. Taking a screenshot with such tools takes just a couple of clicks. On the downside, browser extensions normally have limited functionality.

Best for: One-click screenshotting

Browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

Google Web Store rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Movavi ScreenShot Extension is an extension that can capture your screen at different sizes: full page, selected parts of the screen, or full screen, including all open tabs. Browser frames are excluded from the image.

You can save long screencaps to your desktop and then edit and upload them to cloud storage or share them with colleagues and friends.


  • Capture the entire page
  • Capture the visible part of the screen
  • Capture selected area of the screen


  • Requires no special permissions for installation
  • Can be used in incognito mode
  • Supports free downloading of screenshots


  • No editing tools
  • No direct link to share screenshots via social networks

Download Movavi ScreenShot

Movavi ScreenShot lets you take scrolling screenshots in just five steps:

  1. Go to the Chrome Web Store and download the Movavi ScreenShot extension.
  2. Open a new tab and navigate to the site you want to capture.
  3. Click on the Movavi ScreenShot icon in your Chrome extensions toolbar.
  4. Click on Capture and the app will automatically capture your scrolling screenshot.
  5. Make any edits you want to the photo and save it to your computer.

2. GoFullPage

Best for: Taking a full-page screenshot

Browser: Google Chrome

Google Web Store rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars

GoFullPage is one of the easiest extensions to use for making a whole page scroll on a Mac. You can click on the icon or use the shortcut Alt + Shift + P. The image will appear in a new tab, where you can download it. The app offers several formats for downloading, including PNG, JPEG, and PDF.


  • Full-page screenshotting


  • Multiple image formats
  • No limitations on page length


  • Just one size of screenshot
  • No built-in editing tools
  • No direct link for sharing the screencap

Download GoFullPage

With GoFullPage, you can take scrolling screenshots of a Chrome page in a few steps:

  1. Download the GoFullPage extension from the Chrome Web Store.
  2. Go to the website you want to capture. 
  3. Click on the GoFullPage extension.
  4. GoFullPage will automatically scroll down the page and capture your screenshot.
  5. When the screenshot is complete, save it to your Mac.

3. Awesome Screenshot

Best for: Screenshotting and screen recording

Browser: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari

Google Web Store rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars

Awesome Screenshot is a multifunctional tool that takes screenshots and records screen activity. It offers a wide range of features, listed below.

Screen recording features:

  • Records your desktop, the current tab, or camera only.
  • Optionally includes your voice in recordings.
  • Generates a shareable link for videos after recording.
  • Supports sharing recordings via Jira, Slack, Trello, Asana, GitHub.

Screenshotting features:

  • Offers different sizes of screenshots: scrolling screen capture on a Mac, selected area, or visible area
  • Has simple editing tools: annotations, text, cropping, blur effect, etc.
  • Supports copying a screenshot directly when screenshotting selected areas for quick pasting


  • Many functions in one app
  • Ability to share content with others


  • To get a shareable link, you need to register on the Awesome Screenshot official website
  • It takes time to set up the capture parameters
  • The interface is not immediately intuitive for new users
  • The app does not always work correctly, possibly due to a large number of functions

Download Awesome Screenshot

Take these simple steps to capture a long webpage or document in Chrome, using Awesome Screenshot:

  1. Download and install the Awesome Screenshot app for Chrome.
  2. Go to the URL you want to capture and select Awesome Screenshot from your Chrome extensions list.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select Capture and choose Full page to automatically grab a scrolling screenshot.
  4. When the screenshot is captured, save it to your computer.

Online recorders that have a Mac scrolling screenshot feature

The second way to take a screencap on a Mac is to use an online screen recorder. As opposed to extensions, you don’t need to install an online screen capture tool. On the other hand, these apps are not as straightforward to use. Every time you want to take a screengrab, you need to open the recorder web page and set up the recording.

But if you find this way a better fit for your purposes, here are the three best programs to use.

1. Screenshot Guru

Best for: Capturing websites and tweets

Browser: Any

Product Hunt rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Though Screenshot Guru is designed for capturing screenshots of tweets, you can also use it for scrolling screenshotting. Its main disadvantage is that it can’t capture websites that require a login, web pages with Flash embeds, or Ajax-based sites like Google Maps.


  • Takes scrolling screenshots of tweets and websites


  • Simplicity


  • Cannot screenshot certain types of web pages
  • Doesn’t generate a shareable link
  • Doesn’t work with video tweets, GIFs, or emojis

Go to Screenshot Guru

You can capture an entire URL without scrolling with Screenshot Guru in five steps:

  1. In a compatible browser, go to Screenshot.Guru.
  2. Copy and paste the URL that you want to capture into the text box on Screenshot Guru’s website.
  3. Click the Captcha checkbox to confirm you’re not a robot.
  4. Click the Screen Capture button.
  5. When Screenshot Guru is done, download and save it on your Mac.

2. Full Page Screen Capture

Best for: Taking scrolling screenshots via URL

Browser: Any

Product Hunt rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

It’s hard to find something simpler than Full Page Screen Capture. It was designed specifically for taking scrolling screenshots. All you need to do is copy the link to the page you want to scroll and paste it into an empty field on the Full Page Screen Capture website. Then you can download the image to your desk or share it with others.


  • Full-page screenshotting


  • It’s simple to use.
  • The app generates a public shareable link
  • You don’t need to install anything


  • No editing tools
  • No choice of screenshot size

Go to Full Page Screen Capture

You can grab a scrolling screenshot online without downloading an app with Full Page Screenshot in just a few steps:

  1. Go to Full Page Screenshot.
  2. Type or copy the URL of the page you want to screenshot into the text box.
  3. Click the Capture Now button.
  4. Full Page Screenshot will take a screenshot of the whole page for you, and you can then download and save your screenshot.

Built-in tools to take a long screenshot on a Mac

It’s not always necessary to install an extension or use an online recorder to print screen your Mac. There are several ways to make a screen capture with built-in macOS services and browser tools. No installations, no specific web pages – you just need your keyboard and to focus a little.

1. Mojave Hotkeys

Best for: Fast full-page capture

Good news for macOS 10.14 Mojave users! You have a key combination that lets you take a screenshot while scrolling.

Press Shift + Command + 5 simultaneously. The grey capture panel will appear on your screen. This is the entire screenshot function.

There’s also one other combination that grabs the whole page. Hit Shift + Command + 3 and see what you get!

2. Developer Tools

Best for: Screenshotting in Google Chrome without installing third-party software

If you use Google Chrome, there’s a simple way to scroll while taking a screenshot with developer tools. Honestly, this way is not the most convenient because you’ll need to spend some time finding the required settings. But if you’re used to HTML code, you may find it interesting to use developer tools.

This is how to take a long screenshot on a Mac.

Step 1. Open Developer Tools by clicking on the three dots on the top right corner of your browser.

Step 2. Open the searching area and type "screenshot".

Step 3. Choose the size of the screenshot. Don't press Enter. Click on the preferred size with your mouse.

Step 4. Take the screencap and save it to your desktop.

3. Print and save the file

Best for: Saving a screenshot in PDF

This might be defined a bit like cheating. You pretend you want to print the web page, but instead of printing, you save it as a PDF file to your computer! It’s even quicker than extensions or online recorders.

The obvious disadvantage of this method is that you cannot choose the file format. If you need PNG or JPG, you’ll have to convert the image later.

Step 1. Open your browser and find the Print option in the settings. You can also press Command + P.

Step 2. Click the Save button to download the file as a PDF.

4. Firefox Screenshots

Best for: Screenshotting in Mozilla Firefox without installing third-party software

If you use Mozilla Firefox, you can also use the built-in browser screenshotting tool. It works well, doesn’t crash, and provides a high-resolution image. But the best part is that you can get a shareable link.

Step 1. Open the Page actions menu. To do this, hit the three dots icon in the top right corner of the address bar.

Step 2. Click on Take a Screenshot.

Step 3. Now choose the Save full page option.

Step 4. When the screenshot is done, save it to the desktop or copy the link to share.

5. Parallels Toolbox

Best for: Multifunctional work with media

MacUpdate rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Parallels Toolbox is one more third-party app that we’d like to mention in this article. Though it’s not free, the program extends the functionality of your macOS. You can archive files, record screens, take screenshots, convert videos, control screen modes, and much more. According to user reviews, it is worth the price. Note that the price is for an annual subscription.

The only disadvantage is that, if you need to make an online screen capture, Parallels Toolbox will work only with Safari.

Download Parallels Toolbox

To use the screenshot functionality in the Parallels Toolbox, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the Parallels Desktop app.
  2. Open the Parallels Desktop app and click on the toolbox icon in the toolbar.
  3. Select the Screenshot Page option.
  4. Choose the page you want to screenshot, and Parallels will take a scrolling screenshot of the whole page for you.
  5. Finish up and save your screenshot on your computer.

How to take a scrolling screenshot on a Mac: A short guide

Now that the review of the best tools is complete, it’s time to practice your skills in taking screenshots. Here you’ll find a handy introduction to managing scrolling screencaps.

Learn how to scroll and screenshot on a Mac using Movavi Screen Recorder.

Step 1. Install the program

Download and install Movavi Screen Recorder. When the installation is finished, launch the software.

Step 2. Take a screenshot

Click the Screenshot button and draw a capture frame over the page you want to capture.

Then hit the Scrolling screenshot button and click the page of the document you want to capture. Wait for the program to take a screenshot with scroll.

Step 3. Edit and save the file

In the window that opens, you can edit the screenshot and draw on it if needed. When you are satisfied with the result, click the Save screenshot button.

How to choose a program for scrolling screenshots

Now that you’ve learned about different ways of screenshotting, it’s time to choose the tool that’s right for you. Consider these factors to make your choice.

Features: Decide if you want to simply take a continuous screenshot in one click, or you also need to edit the screenshot later. You might want to have an all-in-one tool that can record your screen and audio. Pay attention to the export formats a tool offers.

Ease of use: Choose the tool that is simple for you and doesn’t have confusing settings.

OS: Make sure the tool is compatible with the OS or browser you’re using.

Reviews: Check out user reviews before using a tool. This way you’ll learn about the advantages of the program and potential problems.


Now you have the necessary information on how to find your perfect screenshotting tool. So, now it’s time to try something out. We recommend using Movavi Screen Recorder! Download the free trial version and see if this program is good enough for you.

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