How to Take Scrolling Screenshots on Mac

It’s difficult to figure out the proper sequence of screenshots when users post several screenshots of their talks.

It’s happened to the best of us, and it’s happened to us numerous times. On macOS, we were seeking a tool that would allow users to snap a scrolling screenshot.

We think we’ve found the correct one after trying a few third-party apps. Here’s how to snap a scrolling screenshot on your Mac. Take Scrolling Screenshot on macOS-

There are two major purposes for taking scrolling screenshots. Sometimes all you need to do is snap a fast screenshot of an article or a webpage since the browser’s print option screws up the formatting and layout. The second situation in which we found ourselves was taking screenshots within an app. We needed to do it for the macOS Messages app.

Also, the screenshot features in most browsers don’t function with other programs, As a result, we’ve broken this article into two parts. You may get to the section you wish to read by clicking on the table of contents below.

How to Take Scrolling Screenshots on Mac

Capture Screenshot of an Entire Webpage on Mac

How to Take Scrolling Screenshots on Mac

On the Mac, several applications allow you to take screenshots of whole web pages. You have the option of using a third-party tool that works with any browser or using browser-specific tools.

In this post, we’ll teach you how to take a screenshot using the Safari browser natively (see our list of the best Safari Extensions), as well as a third-party program that can be used everywhere.

Capture Screenshot of an Entire Webpage on Safari

1. Open Safari and go to Safari Preferences > Advanced. Activate the toggle next to “Show Develop menu in menu bar” in the “Show Develop menu in menu bar” section.

2. Now visit the webpage you wish to record and select Develop Show Web Inspector from the menu bar (or use the keyboard shortcut (I).

3. Right-click (control+click) on the HTML tag highlighted in the image below and select “Capture Screenshot.”

4. Wait few more seconds, as it may take some time depending on the length and content of the webpage. You’ll see a save option for the screenshot. To save it; click the “Save” button.

You’ve successfully captured a snapshot of a complete webpage without the need for any third-party software. But what if you don’t have Safari installed? Then our next tool is just what you’d want!

Capture Screenshot of Webpage Using a Third-Party Tool

We tried a few other applications and discovered two that worked great for us. Look no farther than BrowseShot if you’re searching for free software that allows you to record webpages.

It’s a fantastic application that lets you record websites regardless of the browser you’re running.

To take a screenshot using BrowseShot, open the app and type the URL of the website you wish to record into the address bar. Now press the enter key.

To save the screenshot, press the keyboard shortcut ⌘S or click on the camera icon once the website has loaded. It’ll bring up the Save dialog box. To save the screenshot, click the Save option.


Capto” is the second app we discovered. Capto is better software in every aspect since it’s not only a screenshot tool but also a full-featured screen recorder that enables users to record and modify the screen.

Capto is, in some ways, overkill for taking screenshots. But we were so taken with this app that we had to share it with you.

Capto is simple to use. To begin, open the app and select the “Web” button at the top.

There are three alternatives available here. You can choose the last two choices if the link is already open in a browser. We’ll go with the first option, which allows us to enter the URL directly into the app.

You may use the Camera icon to take a screenshot of the whole app after you’ve accessed the URL in the browser.

If you don’t want to grasp the entire webpage, simply click next to the Camera symbol and you’ll be able to choose a section. You have complete freedom to scroll and pick as much as you like.

Capture Scrolling Screenshot in an App on Mac

Whereas the solutions listed above function in online browsers, they do not function in apps.

If you’d like to take a screenshot of a discussion in an app like Messages, you’ll need to use a different method. And after testing several programs, we believe CleanShot X is the one that works flawlessly with all of them.

CleanShot X

CleanShot X

CleanShot X is a one-stop-shop for all of your screen-capture requirements. Aside from taking screenshots, the application also lets you annotate them, save them to the cloud and share the URL, record your screen, make GIFs, and more.

However, we’ll concentrate on taking scrolling screenshots in this lesson. To capture a scrolling screenshot, go to the app’s Menu Bar button and pick “Screenshot” from the drop-down option. To take the screenshot, pick a selection and begin scrolling steadily.

CleanShot X is the only software that makes capturing scrolling screenshots on Mac so simple.

Sure, it’s a little pricey at $29, but its well worth it. You may also use it for free if you are a SetApp user.

Conclusion: Capture Full Page Screenshots on Mac

So, without capturing numerous screenshots, you may capture scrolling screenshots, an entire webpage, or a long conversation on your Mac.

We’ve included a native way for Safari, a free program that works with any site, and a few premium applications that allow you to capture any application.

If you know of a free program that works on all applications (not just browsers), please leave its name in the comments section below, and we’ll look it up and put it in the post. Also, don’t forget to read our post on Mac tips for more comparable information.

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