Are you tired of stitching multiple screenshots of a page to capture all the information? Do you wish you could take a scrolling screenshot of a whole webpage on a Mac? Newsflash: you can.

You can capture a screenshot of a full webpage on a Mac with several built-in tools. You can also leverage third-party solutions for added benefits (more on that shortly).

Let's see how to take a screenshot of a whole page on a Mac before exploring essential tips for managing your captures.

Table of Content
    1. Change the Screenshot Location
    2. Enable a Floating Thumbnail
    3. Organize Screenshots With Tags

1. Screenshot an Entire Webpage on Mac Using Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts for captures using the Screenshot toolbar (available on macOS Mojave and newer) are customizable, but we'll show you the defaults.

Here's how to take a screenshot of a full page on a Mac:

  1. Visit the desired webpage and zoom it out by holding Command and hitting the Minus (-) key until you see the entire page.
    zoom out the page
  2. Hold Command and hit the Plus (+) key to zoom in if necessary.
    a zoomed-out page
  3. Hold Shift + Command + 3 to capture a Mac screenshot of the entire webpage.
    capture the entire screen
  4. Hold Shift + Command + 4 + Spacebar to include the browser window in your Mac page capture.
    capture the page and browser window

2. Capture a Full Webpage on Mac Using Print Page in Safari

Safari lets you capture an entire webpage on a Mac with a built-in Print Page option. It opens a menu for choosing a printer, the number of copies, and page orientation, but you don't have to use a printer. You can save the page as a PDF file.

Here's how to take a screenshot of an entire page on a Mac in Safari:

  1. Visit the desired page in Safari, right-click anywhere on the screen, and click Print Page.
    the print page option in safari
  2. Expand the PDF drop-down list and click Save as PDF.
    save as pdf
  3. Name the file, choose a location, and hit Save.
    save the page as pdf

You can also access the Print menu in Safari by clicking File > Print or using the Command + P keyboard shortcut.

print a page in safari

Another way to take a whole-page screenshot on a Mac using Safari is to click File > Export as PDF. That bypasses the Print menu.

export a page as pdf

3. Screenshot an Entire Webpage Using Firefox

Mozilla Firefox (available on macOS Sierra and newer) has an excellent built-in screenshot tool. Unlike Safari, it doesn't export pages as PDF but lets you download them in a PNG format.

Here's how to take a full-screen capture on a Mac and save the entire page using Firefox:

  1. Open the desired page in Firefox, right-click anywhere on the screen, and click Take Screenshot.
    take a screenshot in firefox
  2. Click Save Full Page.
    save the entire page
  3. Copy the screenshot to the clipboard or click Download.
    download the full-page screenshot

4. Take a Screenshot of Entire Webpages on Mac With a Free Third-party Tool

You may think screenshot tools have a single purpose, but they can offer more than capturing the visible or entire screen. Your Mac's built-in solutions don't go beyond their bare-bones functionality. However, their third-party counterparts have dedicated features for taking screenshots to another level.

Take your Mac's Screenshot toolbar, for example. The only way to capture an entire webpage is to zoom it out. Firefox is better because it creates scrolling screenshots and saves them as PNG images.

However, what if you don't want to use a third-party browser? You're stuck with Safari, which lets you save pages as PDF files, meaning you must convert them if you need an image format.

Enter third-party solutions. Unlike built-in tools, they have editing features, eliminating the need to switch between apps to polish your screenshots. Some even have additional functionalities for screen recording and video presentations. Wondershare DemoAir is one of them.

It has an online webpage screenshot tool for taking, editing, and saving scrolling screenshots locally or to the cloud. It also has online audio and video recorders and a solution for creating online AI video presentations. If you use Google Chrome, you'll love its browser extension for recording your screen without downloading and installing software.

Let's see how to use Wondershare DemoAir to capture a screenshot of an entire webpage on a Mac.

  1. Visit the official Wondershare DemoAir website and select the Online Webpage Screenshot tool.
    online webpage screenshot tool
  2. Copy and paste the URL of the desired page, select a desktop or mobile layout, toggle the Full-page screenshot switch, and click Capture.
    take a full-page screenshot
  3. Edit your screenshot with the cropping, resizing, and blurring tools, click Copy to Clipboard (optional) to save the capture to your Mac's clipboard, and hit Done.
    edit the full-page screenshot
  4. Rename your screenshot, click Download to save it as a JPEG image, or choose between Google Cloud and Wondershare Cloud and click Upload to Cloud.
    download the full-page screenshot

5. Capture a Full Page on a Mac With an Extension: FireShot

FireShot is a browser extension for taking webpage screenshots. It's available for many browsers, including Safari. It lets you capture entire pages, the visible screen area, a selected portion, all tabs, or a list of URLs. You can print, email via Gmail, copy to the clipboard, or save the files as PNG, JPEG, or PDF.

Here's how to use FireShot in Safari to capture an entire page:

  1. Download and install the FireShot extension from the Mac App Store.
    fireshot browser extension for mac
  2. Go to Safari > Settings > Extensions and tick the FireShot checkbox in the left sidebar to activate the extension.
    activate fireshot in safari extension settings
  3. Open the page you wish to capture, hit the FireShot icon in the Safari toolbar, and click Allow for One Day, Always Allow on This Website, or Always Allow on Every Website.
    allow fireshot to take screenshots
  4. Hit the FireShot icon again and click Capture Entire Page.
    capture the entire page with fireshot
  5. Choose whether to email, print, copy to the clipboard, or save the screenshot as an image (PNG or JPEG) or PDF.
    save the screenshot

How To Manage Screenshots on Your Mac

Managing your Mac website screenshots comes down to organizing them and enabling shortcuts for quick access. Here are the essential steps.

Change the Screenshot Location

Your Mac saves screenshots on your desktop by default, but you can change the location. The process differs depending on the macOS version, so here are steps for newer and older systems.

macOS Mojave or Newer

If your Mac runs on macOS Mojave or newer, follow these steps to change the screenshot location:

  1. Hold the Shift + Command + 5 keys to open the Screenshot toolbar.
    the screenshot toolbar
  2. Click Options and choose where to save your screenshots.
    screenshot toolbar options

macOS High Sierra or Older

If your Mac runs on macOS High Sierra or older, change the screenshot location by following these steps:

  1. Launch the Terminal and run this command: defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/[file path]. However, replace "file path" with your desired location and omit the square brackets. You can drag and drop the folder into the command line.
  2. Run the following command to apply the change: killall SystemUIServer.
    change the screenshot location in the terminal

Enable a Floating Thumbnail

The Screenshot toolbar can show a floating thumbnail for every screenshot, enabling you to open and edit it in several apps or delete it without accessing its location. Here's how to enable and use it:

  1. Launch the Screenshot toolbar (Shift + Command + 5) and click Options > Show a Floating Thumbnail.
    show a floating thumbnail
  2. Visit the desired page, zoom it out, and take a full-page screenshot using the Shift + Command + 3 shortcut. Quickly Control-click or right-click the thumbnail.
    click the floating screenshot thumbnail
  3. Choose whether to show the screenshot in the Finder, open it in Preview, Messages, Photos, or Mail, save it to another location, delete it, or edit it with Markup tools.
    screenshot thumbnail options

Organize Screenshots With Tags

Tagging your screenshots streamlines your search, helping you organize and find them quickly. Here's how to add and use them to locate captures:

  1. Go to the Finder > View > Show Preview to open the Preview pane and add tags. You can also create PDFs and convert, rotate, share, print, and edit images.
    add tags in the preview pane
  2. When saving screenshots (e.g., when exporting full-page captures as PDF in Safari), add the desired tag in the Tags box to organize them across categories.
    add tags when saving screenshots
  3. When you tag all screenshots, you can search for them by tag in the Finder or Spotlight.
    search for screenshots by tag

Conclusion

Taking and managing website screen captures on a Mac is a breeze with your computer's and browsers' built-in tools. However, third-party solutions like Wondershare DemoAir unlock editing features, making them a superior option. Try it for free to create high-quality screenshots of entire pages.

FAQ

  • Does Safari have a complete page capture option on a Mac?
    Safari offers several options for taking a Mac screenshot of a full webpage. Click File > Print, press Command + P, or right-click anywhere on the screen and hit Print Page. You can then save the screenshot as PDF. However, you can bypass the Print menu by clicking File > Export as PDF.
  • How much space do full website screenshots on a Mac take?
    A full-screen capture on a MacBook or iMac takes between 5–7 MB, depending on the resolution.
  • Where are full web screenshots saved on a Mac?
    You can find all full-page screenshots on your Mac desktop if you haven't changed the default location.
Oliva Eve
Oliva Eve Jun 12, 24
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