There are many Google chrome screenshot extensions available at chrome app store and many of them are kick-ass when it comes to screen capturing feature. Here I have compiled a list of useful chrome extension which will help you to take screenshot right from chrome browser.
In case, if you are looking for a full fledged desktop based screenshot software, try Snag it. Professionally, I use Snag it but anyways these chrome screenshot extensions will be very handy when you want to take a quick screenshot of an area or a complete web page.
Useful Screenshot taking Chrome Extensions:
I have already talked about Aviary which is one of my top chrome screenshot extension but as I mentioned in the article there are many more like that and we will look into some of the best and recommended screenshot chrome addons.
Keep in mind, every addon serves different purpose for example, some of them let you capture complete web page screenshot and edit them too. Some of them, let you upload and host the screenshot on their website for easy sharing. So lets dive into the world of these screenshot plugins for Chrome and later on let us know, which is your favorite one:
GatherBack Screenshots Anywhere
This extension is nice but not too good. There is nothing very special in it. The only thing which made me put this extension in this countdown was that it allows us to manage all our screenshots (if we register on it). After taking the screenshot we can mail it to anyone. We can even save it by giving our email address (the screenshot comes to our email). It is useful for people who just need screenshot and no editing.
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My rating:- 1/5
Explain And Send Screenshots
This is a great extension. Its very useful with a lot of options. You can take a screenshots in 3 ways; Visible part of the page, Selected area and Entire page. After taking the screenshot you can edit it in a lot of ways. The options are :- cropping, make an arrow, make a circle, make a rectangle, make a line, freehand and add a text.
This extension is good and I suggest that you should use it.
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Webpage Screenshot Chrome extension:
This plugin is nice and has same options as the above one, but the main reason this extension is at number 3 is the “Content Edit” option, which is currently in beta mode. By using that option you can edit the whole content on a webpage. Here is an example of what I edited on CAG:-
To save the screenshots you take from this extension, you have to install another plugin whose link is given when you try to save the screenshot. This is useful and interesting extension, I would recommend this plugin.
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My rating:- 3/5
Awesome Screenshots: Capture and Annotate
This is one of my favorite extensions and almost the best. The experience of using this extension is great. The user interface is also awesome. The options of editing are as same as the above two but there is one new option – Blur. Using that, you can blur a part (or the whole screenshot) of the screenshot. After taking the screenshot you can share it easily to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz etc. You also get the image link so you can easily share the screenshot with your friends.
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My rating:- 4/5
Lightshot Chrome extension
This screenshot extension for Chrome just rocks, the biggest reason for this being the first in the countdown is the lots of editing options. To take a screenshot from this extension, you need to first click the icon of the extension and then select the part of the page you want to take. Then click the “pencil” image which is “Edit online”. Using that you can edit the picture. The interface of the editing page is just like Adobe Photoshop and the options too are like that. Here is the interface of the extension:-
This is the best screenshot editor in all the screenshot extensions which made me bring this extension to the number one spot. Do try it and believe me you are going to love it.
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My rating:- 5/5
Above were top 5 screenshot extensions for chrome which you can use for taking screenshot in chrome browser. If you don’t want to use extensions for taking screenshot you can take screenshot manually using MS paint.
How to take screenshot without any software or extension?
Depending upon which Windows OS you are using, you can always take screenshot without any addon. For example, Windows 7 offers handy snipping tool where as in XP or even in Windows 7, you can use Print screen key to take screenshot of screen and later on you can use Paint to edit it.
Press the PrtscsysRq (Print Screen) key which is near the Delete key and then open Microsoft Paint and click the Select option and use ctrl+v (or right click and paste) the image you have copied using the PrtscsysRq key. I think you all must have known this before but its just for those who don’t know. If you are using Windows7 or upper version it has an inbuilt-tool call snipping tool, which is one of the best & free way to take screenshot on your computer.
I hope you liked the post, which Google chrome screenshot extension do you use for taking screenshots? Which is your favorite extension from the above 5?