Which Google Chrome Screenshot Extension is Best?
In a sea of Google Chrome Screenshot extensions, we rank the best.
When it comes to screenshot extension apps, the Google Chrome store is teeming with possibilities. From extensions that solely capture and allow you to annotate Chrome web browser pages, to video recording screencasts, to full-blown collaboration tools, no extension is alike. The digital, support and creative teams at iFactory have been experimenting with screen grab tools for many years and have ended up with the short list below. So that we can support your digital goals, we’re sharing our thoughts on our favourite screen shot tools for every purpose.
Open Screenshot prides itself on being the most powerful of the screenshot extensions and it’s not without merit. This free tool is able to capture 100% of both vertical and horizontal page content, without reducing picture or screen resolution. It offers comprehensive editing capability and has more share features than any of the mentioned extensions, making it a premium tool for collaboration with friends and colleagues.
For those who prefer a high screen resolution result, Nimbus Screen Capture is the go-to. It’s the preferred tool for the iFactory web designers, due to its fantastic interface and feature-rich platform. Capable of taking full-screen grabs and selected areas, the editing feature assists users in fast personalisation of videos and images including write, draw, blur and crop tools. It’s fast to use, with plenty of shortcuts available for the quick-handed individual. All finished grabs can either be stored in Google Drive or can be sent to the printer. It’s suitable for complete beginners to digital content creators and designers who need deeper capability, without compromising image quality. While we highly rate this tool, it’s not entirely perfect and does have the tendency to crash every now and again.
Awesome Screen Shot is another tool used at iFactory. Much like the other screen grab tools available, it allows the user to capture video, the full page still grabs, annotations, blur sensitive info and share with super simple one-click uploads. Awesome Screen Shot now comes complete with desktop capture, for all your non-web related content. This tool extends itself with its collaboration feature, giving users the opportunity to store and organise images by project or client, get specific feedback with a comments section, and share with friends or colleagues.
FireShot is another basic, yet effective, tool for both online and offline needs. Its defining feature is its ability to take full web page screen shots, edit them to your fancy and save them to PDF, JPEG, GIF, PNG and BMP files. From there, it’s only one easy step to send via email or upload to social media platforms including Twitter, Google Picasa, Facebook, ImageShack and Flickr. PCMag.com rated this tool as the Best of the Year 2013.
Although not an extension, Jing is a favourite amongst our website development team. It’s built to be user-friendly, so much so that other reviews of Jing claim even their elderly parents can use it – with minimal practice. Jing allows users to easily take a picture or make a short video of what is seen on their monitor. You can then share it instantly via instant message, email, web, social media or your personal or company blog. Jing’s simple interface includes a basic editing tool, where you can add arrows, text or shapes to focus in on a certain aspect of the screen grab. Supported on both Mac and Windows, Jing is suited to those who would prefer the ability to create basic visual elements with minimal hassle and navigation.
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