Everyone once in a while, you are going to need to take a picture of a screenshot. Sometimes, it's to include as part of a document or presentation, sometimes you need want to embed it in another website. Whatever the reason, there are many ways to take a screenshot, and each method has it's pros and cons.
Often times the easiest way to get a screenshot of a page is to use the built in operating system screenshot system:
Modern Browser now allow you to take screenshots from the command line. For Chrome on a Mac, this might look like:
/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --headless --screenshot http://www.google.com/
This will create a screenshot of Google's homepage in the current folder.
In Firefox, you can open up the command-line by pressing Shift-F2. From here, you can type the command:
to take a screenshot. You can use:
to get a full page screen capture as well!
For people who need thousands of screenshots, the above methods are simply too time-consuming. That's when it makes sense to use a third party screenshot API such as Thum.io. Thum.io has a quick signup process, but you can also request a screenshot instantly right here!
(Right-click on the image and select "Save Image As..." to download this image to your computer)