How to Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10?

Hello Guys, Please let me know How to capture a Scrolling screenshot in windows 10? I tried many times but failed. So Can anyone have any idea? Help me.


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Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10

Pressing Ctrl+Prtsc or Fn+Prtsc gives you a click of the screen you want. Although Windows 10 offers you so many ways to take screenshots. Even if we talk about the built-in tools which let you capture the page or window of your choice, but it will only allow you to click the only visible screen.

But you will be needing a third-party application, in order to capture a screenshot of a scrolling window of a webpage, document, or any other window that’s beyond the viewable area.

In the below article we will show you the third-party applications to take a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10.

1. Take Screenshot in Windows 10 Using Sharex Scrolling Capture

ShareX has its own well-populated Discord channel and is also validated by its broad popularity in the discerning game-streaming community.

Sharex scrolling screenshot, the free screen capture app is available on its own website as well as on the Steam gaming platform.

Sharex scrolling capture is a widely populated app among gamers due to its excellent screen capture features. It highlights also includes several effects and filters. Along with screen capture, it also lets you capture videos, gifs, etc. The most important feature that lights up the app is it's "Scrolling capture" option.

Now, in order to scroll capture your screen, go to the Sharex app > click Capture then “Scrolling capture”.

Once you select your region, you can click on the window you want to scroll, whether you want there to be a delay before the screen-capture starts, and how many scrolls you want to capture.

This open-source app is excellent, easy-going, and is also free with all the effective features inbuilt into it.

2. Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10 Using Picpick

Picpick on the other hand is also a robust screen capture tool with features that include image editing software. It is owned by NGWIN. Just like sharex, it is also free to use and as users share their reviews, they tend to be truly positive and honest about it. 

Additionally, Picpick offers 7 screen capture modes: Full screen, Active Window, Window Control, Scrolling Window, Region, Fixed Region, and FreeHand. All of these modes allow you to customize your screen captures according to your preference. 

The Region mode helps you to isolate and capture a dialogue box without any background noise.

Fixed Region mode lets you set your desired screenshot length and width in terms of pixel count which will help you to make sure all your screenshots are uniform. It also has a Scrolling Window mode that allows you to capture a scrolling screenshot of a webpage or a document in just a few clicks.

To capture a scrolling window, follow the below steps.

  • Press and hold Ctrl+Alt, followed by pressing Prtsc. A rectangular box will appear on your screen highlighted in red.
  • Next, press and hold the left mouse button and then drag it to the scrolling window and choose the area.
  • Lastly, once you will release the mouse the auto-scroll will occur on your screen and your screen will be captured within a while, automatically.

Picpick's features also include a pixel ruler, which will help you to measure the size of images that is shown on your screen. It is a virtual whiteboard that allows users to draw on the screen and crosshairs for pinpointing the positions of relative pixels.

3. Capturing a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10 Using Snagit

Snagit, created by Techsmith is also one of the most popular screen capture and video recording software. A focused sleek interface is it's biggest highlight. 

Snagit is not free and costs $50 per license, which is relatively high due to its top-notch editing functionalities and advanced screen capturing features. It's superlative highlights make Snagit the most popular and liked screen capturing tool among the users, despite being chargeable.

Also, panoramic capture is one of its screen capture options that allows you to capture just a small section of a scrolling window.

To capture a scrolling window in SnagIt, follow the below steps.

  • Open the all-in-one-tab followed by clicking the “Capture” button.
  • Next, click on the yellow arrows depending on the direction you desire to scroll.
  • Lastly, Snagit will capture everything displayed on the window and will create a single image that you can edit accordingly.

4. Capture a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10 Using Apowersoft Screen Capture Pro

Apowersoft screen capture pro is the most creative and customizable among the screen capture and editing tools. It is due to its 10 screenshot modes, which include Scrolling screenshots, Menu, and Freehand, etc.

The scrolling capture mode comes with a “Task Scheduler” which can be used to take automatic screenshots. This mode helps you to capture an entire webpage, document, or browser, including contents hidden from the viewer.

Along with its screen capturing option, it also offers an exquisite image editing option with several editing selects, screen recording, uploading, and sharing online. However, the program is quite expensive. It offers a lifetime license for $79.95 as well as a monthly subscription starting from $12.95 per month.

We hope the above article helped you to take a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10 using different third-party applications mentioned above.

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