Take Screenshot of Current Tab in Google Chrome

We already have tons 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 right in the browser. But, if you are still looking for a quicker and simpler solution for taking screenshots of visible area of any webpage, Install our Screenshot extension from this link.

It captures only the visible area of current tab. It works with Chrome on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Chrome OS (Chromebooks). It should also work with other Chromium-based browsers like Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera etc.

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 easier and quicker to take screenshots.

Extension Options

By default, this extension 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:


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 Adobe Photoshop, TechSmith 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.

Full Page Screenshots?

Want to take full-page screenshots in Chrome, Edge, and other Chromium-based browsers? Follow this tutorial to take full-page screenshots without using any extension or third-party application.

Have any feedback or suggestion? Leave a comment below, or email us at browsernative.apps@gmail.com. Check out our other extensions and apps.

13 thoughts on “Take Screenshot of Current Tab in Google Chrome”

  1. good extension. My laptop doesn’t have a print screen button so it comes handy for chrome tabs.

  2. any extension for chromebook screenshot? This extension works good for the tab content, but I want an extension for taking screenshot on Chromebook.
    There is a keyboard button on my Chromebook for taking screenshots, but an extension which captures the entire screen area (not just tab) would be much appreciated.

  3. how to take full page screenshot in Chrome? can you add an option for that in your extension?

  4. 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 🙂
    Options that would be nice:
    – Change download directory

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙁

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