Awesome Screenshot : Quick Way to Take a Screenshot

If you are writing tutorial posts in your blog then you have to take many screenshots of web pages. In this post I will discuss on how to take screenshot easily.

To take a screenshot we use many tools, but sometimes we have to minimize our browser or some of them don’t contain features like arrows sign, blurring options etc. So it takes much time.

To save my time I’ve been using a Google Chrome extension that works great for me to take quick screen shot. It’s called Awesome Screenshot.

Awesome screenshot helps you to capture a whole page or any portion, annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text, one-click upload to share. It has a blur option.

If you are using Chrome then you can download the extension from here . It’s also suitable with Firefox and Safari that you can download from here.

Before we move to the using tutorial of this extension, here are some benefits of using this.

  • It saves your time.
  • You don’t need to leave your browser.
  • You can add arrows, rectangles, circles, lines and text in screenshot.
  • Blur option helps you  to hide sensitive information

How to Use Awesome Screenshot

Once you’ve installed the extension in your chrome browser you’ll notice Awesome Screenshot’s icon in your extension bar(besides on address bar).

To Capture:

Click on the icon. You will get three options – Capture Visible Part of Page, Capture Selected Area, Capture Entire Page. Click on your desire option.

Options of Awesome Screenshot

To Annotate :

After taking the screenshot you can annotate it with rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text. You can also erase the sensitive information with blur tool.

Annotate in Awesome Screenshot

Click on Done if your editing is completed.

So what are you waiting for? Install this extension and start using this tool.

Also Read: Blogging With Windows Live Writer

Do let us know what tool you’re using to take screenshot. I’d love to hear from you.

Comments

  1. Akos Fintor says

    Hey Istiak,

    I use a tool called Jing Project.
    It’s a screen capture tool , pictures and also video screen recording up to five minutes.
    Awesome free tool.
    Awesome screenshot also sounds promising.

    best
    Akos

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Yeah, it is promising. Trust me.

  2. says

    I have just tested it and it is a cool one. Thanks for sharing Rayhan. I am using Skitch from skitch.com and also so far loving it.

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      I am pretty sure you’ll love this tool. Previously I was using Paint, that’s time consuming. Now happy with this extension.

  3. Khaja moin says

    I knew about Awesome screen shot, also tried i. It`s best when you have to show screen image to someone who is online. (I used it for this purpose.)
    And I personally use Jing when I can to take screen capture.
    I used both and both are awesome!

    ~@Khajamoin1

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      I don’t have any idea about Jing. I will check it out. Thanks for the comment!

  4. Mohammad ismail says

    I am using Light shot, which is awesome,I have already used this one you mentioned in the post. this one is also cool..
    Thanks

  5. says

    Hey Istiak

    I use “Screen Capture (by Google)” extensions to take screenshot. It is also a great tool. :-) I will check Awesome Screenshot also. :-)

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      I used ‘Screen Capture’ too. But It seems to me that Awesome Screenshot is better.

  6. says

    A big thanks for the information. Currently I am using default snipping tool of Windows 7 for screen cap. But this addon look awesome because there are more options like drawing circle, arrow and more.

    Will try it on my Chrome now. Thanks

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Yeah, I also used snipping tool. It’s pretty good. But somehow it;s time consuming where Awesome Screenshot saves time.

  7. says

    Nice Tip !
    This will save time editing screenshots :)
    Thanks

    • Istiak Rayhan says

      Yeah Phil, It saves time. And it also makes ScreenShot appealing.

  8. fairyal says

    I was using awesome screenshot perfectly via mozilla but now the problem is I cannot save it on my desktop . All the steps work , when I do save as . It doesnt save on my desktop . I dont want to save or share on digg etc.
    I tried to download again on my mozilla browser but its not letting me remove the old version
    What I am doing wrong.
    Can someone guide me here please.
    thanks,

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