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6 Ways to Capture Better Web Site Screenshots

Take Better Screenshots

Taking a screenshot of the various web sites out there on the Web is usually done for a slew of reasons.  Sometimes it is done to help you debug a web application, other times it might be done to show off a future design.  No matter what your reason, I have six great Firefox add-ons that will make capturing an image of a web site a very easy thing to do.

Screenshot Pimp – Need a screen shot? Screenshot Pimp lets you easily save images of web pages with multiple options for selection, output destination, and image type.

Abduction! – Adds a right click option to take screenshots of an entire web page or just part of a web page to save as an image.

FireShot – This is a Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages (entirely or just visible part). Unlike other extensions, this plugin provides a set of editing and annotation tools.

Talon: Screen Capture & Aviary.com Quick Launch – Take screen shots and edit images directly from your browser with Aviary.com applications.

Snapper – This add-on allows users to designate an area of a web page for a focused snapshot, cutting out the additional work needed for cropping unnecessary information.

Screengrab – It will capture what you can see in the window, the entire page, just a selection, or a particular frame.  You can then save the screen capture as a file or to the clipboard.

Have another favorite, or which of these tools have suited your needs the best?  Be sure to let us know in the comments which one you like best.

Add Keyboard Shortcuts to Your Bookmarks

Want to have the power of your bookmark collection right at your fingertips?  SiteLauncher will allow you to assign keyboard shortcuts to all your favorite bookmarks.

SiteLauncher in Action

To launch, all you have to do is hit Ctrl+Space (or for the Mac users Ctrl+Alt).  If you want to use it without the graphical launcher above, use Shift+Alt (or Shift+Ctrl for the Mac users).

Some of the best features include the ability to customize the appearance, set the launcher to open in current or new tabs, set the launcher up as your homepage and you can add as many sites to it as you need to.

You can get more information about it via the official web site, and download it via the Firefox Add-ons site.  It is nice to see a good looking and well thought out extension – and this one fits the bill.

ReloadEvery

Are you keeping tabs on a Web site that you are expecting to change? The ReloadEvery Firefox extension gives you the ability to set a time interval for reloading a Web site. Now you can stalk the Web site of your choice automatically. Give the reload button a rest and try this extension out!

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Mimulus

Most “What You See Is What You Get” or WYSIWYG editors aren’t worth much. Sure there are a few that break that rule, but for the most part I have always said you are better off ignoring them. What if you could edit other people’s Web sites in this way? As long as it is for your own private use, I don’t see a problem with that. That is what the Mimulus Firefox extension brings to the dance.

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Throbber Button

We have all seen the Firefox throbber button, but how many of us actually use it for anything? The only time I use it is when I accidently click on it. Thanks to the Throbber Button extension though, you can now customize it to load whatever Web site you wish. Personally, I think you should set it to load FirefoxFacts.com!

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ScreenGrab

Ever Needed to save an entire Web site as on image? Maybe you are a Web site designer working on a portfolio? Maybe you are just a random surfer with way too much time on his or her hands. No mater what the reason is, the ScreenGrab extension for Firefox should get the job done for you. You can save the entire page as an image, just the visible portion, or the browser window.

[Learn More About ScreenGrab!]