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Top 5 Google Chrome extensions for Screen capturing

by Sagnik Roy on May 5, 2014

Screenshots are basically the images captured by a computer to display its components on screen. This makes presentations with illustrations very handy. It can be used to demonstrate any working of softwares, hardwares or technical issues for better understanding. It is also very useful for troubleshooting errors. Google Chrome’s store has a horde of extensions which bring users this facility of screen capturing with a lot of other options too. Let’s take a look at the Top 5 Chrome extensions for taking screenshots.

Webpage Screenshot

webpage_screenshot image

This is one of the most advanced screen capture extension for Google Chrome. Other than the regular functions of capturing selective or whole screen and editing and annotating the same, it has a horde of unique features too. It can be used to create PDF and thumbnails and has practically unlimited online storage capacity. Texts can be edited before taking a screen shot and the captured images can be directly printed. The screen shots taken can be not only downloaded locally or stored online, but can also be shared to a number of social sites and even to cell phones using QR code. Sensitive information can be blurred too and is completely free. The best one in the store as per our verdict.

Awesome Screenshot

Awesome Screenshot Image

This very popular and free extension available for both Windows and Mac allows users to take screen shots of an entire page, the visible area in the page or selective parts of it. Editing and adding annotations with circles, boxes, rectangles, arrows or text makes it very customisable. It can crop and show the crop dimensions on scrolling and also has an eraser option to erase parts within the image captured to protect sensitive information. After editing, images can be either downloaded to PC or shared online.

Nimbus Screenshot

Nimbus Image

This extension for taking screen shots has similar functionality like capturing whole screen or selective screen shot and allows editing and adding annotations and stickers. The JPG, BMP, PNG images are saved to google drive or locally. NPAPI is used by this extension to take screen shot of the whole of the screen and editorial interface allows editing of objects even after user has placed them in the screenshot.


Lightshot Image

This extensions works only on Windows platform but has a unique feature. This is probably the only extension that is capable of taking screen shots of video content, flash and java too. In a click users can capture all the above types of content and save it to PC or upload and share online.


Qsnap Image

The only cross-platform screen capture tool which is completely browser based. It caters to the funtions of a regular screen capture extension like selective capture, editing, adding annotations and notes, and hiding sensitive information before capturing. Only drawback is the screenshots captured are stored online only for 30 days.

Screenshots these days, is an inevitable part of the tech world and with the gaining popularity of Google Chrome extensions, users are looking forward to more of these advanced and handy extensions for screen capturing. Chrome Store has been keeping up with the demand and we hope that there will be many more such amazing extensions to look forward to.

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