How To Take Screenshot of Current Tab in Google Chrome

We already have tonnes of tools for taking screenshots across platforms. There are many popular and powerful Chrome extensions as well, which enable users to take full page screenshots and edit or annotate later. But, if you are still looking for a quicker and simpler solution, Install our Screenshot extension for Chrome from this link.

It works with Chrome on Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS (Chromebooks).

How To Use

Once installed, you can take screenshots of your current tab by using extension’s button on the toolbar.

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The Screenshot extension also offers a keyboard shortcut command Alt + P which makes it really easier and quicker to take screenshots.

Extension Options

By default, this extensions saves the taken screenshot and the file format is PNG. If you want to change these default settings, you can opt for JPEG file format and/or load the screenshot in a new tab. To change the default settings, first right click on extension’s icon on the toolbar and select “Options” in the appeared context menu, as shown in the following screenshot:

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This should open the options page of the extension in a new tab. Here you can change the default settings as described above.

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Privacy Friendly Extension

This Screenshot extension doesn’t require any critical permission like access to your browsing history or private data. It is extremely privacy friendly, light-weight and to-the-point.

If you prefer to edit screenshots in any third-party image editor like Photoshop, Snagit etc. – this extension would simplify your workflow. Hit the Alt + P keyboard command, which captures and saves the screenshot in a second. Now click on the downloaded screenshot file on Chrome’s download bar (the gray shelf at the bottom), and open it with your favorite image editor.

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Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at editor@browsernative.com.

9 Responses

  1. nanna says:

    Would like to grab whole page screenshots.

  2. Patrik says:

    This would be almost exactly what I want. A screenshot plugin that doesn’t want access to everything I do with my browser (like the most popular ones, which basically require permissions to read all my user data).

    The big catch? This plugin here does not do “whole page capture”, i.e. scrolling down automatically to take a (long) screenshot of the entire page ๐Ÿ™

  3. Ahmed Djellal says:

    thank you for these things that make life easier

  4. John Winder says:

    Thank you. The concept is very good, unfortunately, in my case, the execution is flawed as I already have alt + P setup to load paint.net. The option to change the shortcut would be a massive benefit.

  5. Arpit says:

    Follow this tutorial to change the keyboard shortcut command: https://browsernative.com/extensions/change-chrome-extensions-keyboard-shortcuts/

  6. luber says:

    esta todo excelente

  7. SPD says:

    Very close to what I was looking for – a very fast and easy screenshot that downloads it with no pop-ups or menus. To John who needs to change the hotkey – simply go to chrome://extensions/ and click on the “Extensions” drop down in upper left corner. There you will see “Keyboard Shortcuts” which allows you to change there ๐Ÿ™‚
    Options that would be nice:
    – Change download directory

  8. Dianne Lonie says:

    I can’t change the default setting, it’s blacked out

  9. Arpit says:

    @Dianne: fixed in the latest version. Thanks for reporting.

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