I have been testing various Firefox extension for screenshot grabbing, but none of them suited my needs.

Then I have found Shutter (0.86.3), and it is really nice. I use exporting to imageshack and FTP a lot.

The only thing I miss is grabbing the whole web page area (not just the part currently visible on the screen). Is there any Shutter extension for this or similar app with such a feature?


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The GCLI no longer exists. See answer to duplicate question.

On recent versions of Firefox, there is no need for any plugins. This capability is built into the browser.

  1. In Firefox, use Shift+F2 to open the in-browser CLI. This is a command-line interface at the bottom of the browser window which lets you do all kinds of awesome stuff. (I find the restart option particularly useful.)
  2. Type screenshot --fullpage (this will autocomplete, so s Tab --f Tab will work; the autocomplete is shown by grey text ahead of the cursor).

That will save the screenshot as a PNG file to your downloads folder. By default, the filename includes the date and time. You can use a different filename if you wish, simply by passing it in on the CLI: screenshot --fullpage my_name.png.

  • Is there an argument to control resolution?
    – user139286
    Jul 27, 2015 at 19:53
  • If you type screenshot -- you can then use the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the available options. I see nothing there about screen resolution, I'm afraid.
    – TRiG
    Jul 27, 2015 at 20:08

Screengrab does what you want.

Edit: Since screengrab is not maintained anymore, Awesome Screenshot is a good option:


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    Actually Screengrab is EOL. "FF changes too fast and I don't have the time to maintain it anymore. Bugs have developed that I am not in a position to investigate. Therefore, Screengrab is EOL." addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screengrab
    – Parto
    Feb 17, 2014 at 19:06
  • @AvatarParto I updated the answer.
    – Pedram
    Feb 18, 2014 at 7:00
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    ScreenGrab died and was then reborn as ScreenGrab (fix version)
    – Parto
    Feb 18, 2014 at 8:08
  • For me with chrome and awesome screenshot the function to capture a screenshot of an area does not work. For you?
    – tokam
    Oct 28, 2016 at 14:07

I use nanoshot which has its own web-capturing setting.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nanoshot/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nanoshot
  • Looks promising, but after: Take screnshoot of a web page it shows the image I need (long page), but there is no option to save it. There's only [Take!] button, which saves just the visible portion.
    – takeshin
    Feb 9, 2011 at 10:11

There is an amazing extension for Firefox called firefox addon icon pdfit, which allows you to save any webpage you are currectly watching entirely (from top to buttom) in varios formats: pdf, jpg, ...

  • But I need all in one solution: desktop and web page screenshot tool
    – takeshin
    Feb 9, 2011 at 9:50
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    Why do you need an all in one? Why not best tool for different jobs?
    – djeikyb
    Feb 9, 2011 at 13:05

If you wish to use google-chrome (or chromium-browser) you can have several so-called: "extensions" which will allow you to take full screenshots of almost any website.

There are restrictions on some sites, in example: you can't take a shot of your hotmail inbox or some e-shops.

I use:

Awesome Screenshot: Capture & Annotate https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/alelhddbbhepgpmgidjdcjakblofbmce#

Explain and Send Screenshots https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mdddabjhelpilpnpgondfmehhcplpiin#

Webpage Screenshot https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ckibcdccnfeookdmbahgiakhnjcddpki#

These tools are useful for taking full or partial page screenshots, make annotations, simple edit of the captured image and other features.

A screenshot of my site is placed here in order to illustrate. http://geppettvs.x10.mx

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