12 Best Google Chrome Screenshot Extensions in 2024
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12 Best Google Chrome Screenshot Extensions in 2024

Last updated:
April 8, 2024
A list of icons of screenshot extensions for Google Chrome
A list of icons of screenshot extensions for Google Chrome

    In this blog post, we will compare the top 12 Google Chrome screenshot extensions based on features, their most popular use cases, and pricing.

    Google Chrome screenshot extensions are useful tools that help web development agencies and QA teams create visual bug reports.

    They can also be used to collect feedback from clients.

    Managing a few projects might be manageable with emails and spreadsheets, attaching screenshots as needed.

    But what happens when you’re managing dozens of website builds every month?

    When you find a bug, here's how it usually goes:

    1. Open the web page.
    2. Select the area with the bug, or the entire screen.
    3. Take a screenshot.
    4. Open an image editor tool.
    5. Annotate and mark up, add comments.
    6. Save the image.
    7. Send to your project management (PM) tool with all technical data.
    8. Repeat.

    This can be very time-consuming.

    Browser extensions exist to make this process significantly faster.

    Let's look at the best solutions available on the Chrome web store.

    12 Best Google Chrome Screenshot Extensions

    Here’s a list of the best screenshot Chrome extensions in 2024 for screen capture, annotations, and more.

    1. Marker.io

    Screenshot of Marker.io homepage

    Send feedback and bug reports directly into your favorite PM tool with this screenshot extension.

    Best for: website feedback with PM tool integration

    A good Google Chrome screenshot extension should allow you to:

    • Collect feedback easily and without interrupting your work;
    • Enable users to leave visual feedback such as annotations and comments;
    • Facilitate discussions about the feedback and confirm when it has been actioned. 

    You can do all of this and more with Marker.io.

    Let’s dive into Marker.io's features in more detail.

    Take a screenshot and annotate it in the browser

    Example annotations in Marker.io

    Marker.io can be added to any website as a small feedback button. For QA teams, using our Chrome browser screenshot extension might be more convenient.

    Reporting a bug or leaving visual feedback is easy:

    1. Find a bug and click the button.
    2. Fill out the feedback form with details.
    3. Click on “Report Feedback”—and you're done!

    All reports go directly into your chosen PM tool (Jira, Trello, GitHub, Linear, etc.).

    Automatic 2-way sync with PM tools

    Image of Marker.io integrations with popular project management tools

    Without a dedicated tool, collecting feedback and creating actionable items can be difficult. Feedback often ends up in Slack, email, or within a complicated workflow (spreadsheets, Google Docs…).

    Next, you spend a couple of (painful) hours transferring every email, Slack message, text, and transcribed note into your PM tool.

    Then, you assign the work. After that, you need to notify your client that their issue has been looked into and resolved.

    Marker.io’s 2-way sync eliminates these issues. Feedback goes straight into your PM tool.

    Plus, when an issue is marked as “Done” in your PM tool, it's also marked as “Resolved” in Marker.io.

    Reporters get an automatic email notification, so they know their feedback has been actioned.

    Check out 2-way sync in action:

    Example of Marker.io status sync, marking an issue as Resolved in Marker.io as soon as it is moved to the Done column in the project management tool

    Detailed, actionable, data-rich bug reports

    An example of detailed bug reports in Marker.io, complete with URL, browser, viewport, and more technical information

    Adding technical data to every bug report can be time-consuming.

    OS, URL, browser, viewport, console logs… its easy to miss. And if you also collect reports from end-users or clients, it’s even harder to get it right.

    Dev agency leaders and project managers need the following information with every bug report: 

    • What URL they were on;
    • Environment and console logs so devs can reproduce the bugs;
    • Metadata (browser, device, OS, etc.);
    • Session replay/recording, and anything else that’s useful.

    With Marker.io's screenshot extension, all necessary data is automatically included and sent to your PM tool with the report.

    Session replay

    Example of Marker.io session replay attached to an issue page

    As a developer, when you receive feedback, your first action is to try and reproduce that scenario.

    But even with all the technical data in the report—it’s not always easy to understand the reporter’s steps. Or they forgot when you ask them.

    If only you could see exactly what happened when the bug occurred...

    Well—Marker.io's suite of tools includes session replay for that reason.

    Within your PM tool, simply click the “Watch replay” link that’s included in every report. 

    You can then watch the last 30 seconds (or more) before any report is sent in. 

    Check out session replay in action:

    Recording of Marker.io session replay feature, showing the last 30 seconds before a reporter submitted a bug

    Save hours on project management with a Google Chrome screenshot extension that simplifies your workflow—try Marker.io for free today.

    Pricing: starts at $39/mo.

    2. Lightshot

    Screenshot of Lightshot homepage

    Take, annotate, and save screenshots on any platform.

    Best for: sharing screenshots via short link

    Lightshot is a simple, free, and easy-to-use Google Chrome screenshot extension. With Lightshot, you can:

    • Take a screenshot on any website or any part of your desktop;
    • Edit and annotate;
    • Copy and share via a short link.

    It’s quick and easy but doesn't integrate with PM software, which may limit its usefulness for web development agencies.

    Pricing: Free

    3. Awesome Screenshot

    Screenshot of Awesome Screenshot homepage

    Capture screenshots and record your screen with this 2-in-1 solution.

    Best for: screen capture and recording with PM tool connectivity

    Awesome Screenshot offers a free Google Chrome screenshot extension. You can:

    • Use it as a screen video recorder or screen capture tool;
    • Share the recordings and screenshots;
    • Connect this plugin with PM tools like Trello, Slack, Asana, Jira, etc.

    Pricing: Free, with Pro version from $8/mo.

    4. GoFullPage

    Screenshot of GoFullPage homepage

    Take full-page screen capture screenshots.

    Best for: full-page screenshots

    GoFullPage is a screenshot extension to capture screenshots of an entire web page.

    With this tool, you can:

    • Capture a full web page with one click;
    • Easily capture more difficult pages;
    • Download and share these screenshots in different formats. The Premium version adds more features like shapes, emojis, annotations, and more.

    Pricing: Free, or Premium for $1/mo.

    5. Nimbus Capture

    Screenshot of Nimbus homepage

    Collaborate on projects with screenshots from clients and users.

    Best for: collaboration and note-taking

    The Nimbus Platform includes a suite of collaboration tools, including Capture, Note, and Clipper.

    With the screenshot tool (Capture), you can:

    • Capture screen recordings, screencasts, and screenshots;
    • Explain your feedback and send notes;
    • Share this feedback with colleagues to ensure it’s actioned.

    Pricing: From $4/mo per user (or $10/mo per user for the whole platform: Capture, Note, and Clipper)

    6. HTML Elements Screenshot

    Screenshot of the HTML Elements Screenshot extension page

    Screenshot tool for removing HTML5 elements with just one click.

    Best for: pointing out specific elements on a webpage

    HTML Elements Screenshot is a Google Chrome screenshot extension for capturing full or partial screenshots from any website.

    With this tool, you can:

    • Use the Google Chrome popup extension to capture screenshots;
    • Remove or take screenshots of specific elements;
    • Download and share these screenshots.

    However, this free tool doesn’t offer feedback and bug report functionality, which may limit its usefulness for web development agencies.

    Pricing: Free

    7. Screencastify

    Screenshot of Screencastify homepage

    Video platform for capturing screencasts and screenshots.

    Best for: video capture

    Screencastify is a video platform that includes a Google Chrome screenshot extension. With this extension, you can:

    • Create videos to report bugs or issues on any webpage, similar to Loom;
    • Collect video-based feedback from clients or testers, including screenshots;
    • Automatically input this feedback into project management tools.

    Pricing: From $15/mo per user.

    8. FireShot

    Screenshot of the FireShot extension page

    Capture full-page screenshots in Chrome, and add annotations.

    Best for: screenshots with PDF conversion

    FireShot is a Google Chrome screenshot extension that allows you to take full-page screenshots and annotate them. Use it to:

    • Collect feedback with a one-click process;
    • Edit and annotate screenshots;
    • Turn web page screenshots into annotated PDFs, and more.

    Pricing: $75 (lifetime Pro license)

    9. Snippyly

    Screenshot of Snippyly homepage

    Google Chrome screenshot extension that allows you to collaborate on any webpage.

    Best for: markup on webpages

    Snippyly is designed for dev teams to collect collaborative feedback. With this tool, you can:

    • Add contextual comments to any website or SaaS product;
    • Collect screenshots and comments from clients and users;
    • Markup, annotate, and share with a link.

    Pricing: From $1/mo per user.

    10. Loom

    Screenshot of Loom homepage

    Async video communication platform.

    Best for: async updates, meeting reduction

    Loom is an async video communication platform for businesses. You can use it to:

    • Create videos to share feedback;
    • Collect and create feedback via videos, screenshots, and notes;
    • Reduce the use of Zoom and other meeting tools.

    Pricing: From $8/mo per user (a Free tier exists for up to 5-minute videos, 25 videos per person/monthly).

    11. Blipshot

    Screenshot of Blipshot Chrome extension

    One-click, full-page screenshots with drag-and-drop functionality.

    Best for: rapid capture and save with date, time, page name

    Blipshot allows you to take screenshots with a single click.

    You can use this extension to capture the whole webpage as well.

    Key features:

    • Works on any OS (Windows, Mac...)
    • Save screenshot with page name, date, and time
    • Fast drag-and-drop or click-to-save in PNG format

    Pricing: Free.

    12. NinjaCapture

    Screenshot of NinjaCapture homepage

    Capture and annotate with this simple extension.

    Best for: screen capture and video recording

    NinjaCapture allows you to take screenshots or record videos of your web apps or specific tabs.

    Key features:

    • Customizable selections (full-screen or selected area)
    • Voice and webcam embedding options
    • Instant sharing links
    • Annotation tools (with highlights and notes)
    • Privacy management and password protection

    Pricing: Free.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What are Google Chrome screenshot extensions?

    A Google Chrome screenshot extension is a tool for capturing data while browsing the Internet, usually in the form of a screenshot.

    Most browsers, including Google Chrome, support these plugins.

    For web development agencies and in-house teams, Google Chrome screenshot extensions are valuable for QA, bug reporting, and tracking.

    With the right Google Chrome screenshot extension plugin, you can make it easy for clients, colleagues, and web visitors to report bugs or provide visual feedback.

    Why would our agency or in-house dev team benefit from having a Google Chrome screenshot extension?

    Agencies and dev teams use screenshot extensions to collect and act on feedback such as:

    • Client or user feedback and bug reports about a website, whether under development or live;
    • Product feedback to improve retention for SaaS companies;
    • Google Chrome screenshot extensions can also prove useful for real-time customer surveys, market research, and collecting customer data about how they use a client website.

    How to take a full-page screenshot in Chrome without extensions?

    Here's how you can take a full-page screenshot with Chrome's built-in Developer Tools:

    1. Open Developer Tools

    Right-click the page, or press Ctrl+Shift+I (on Windows) or Cmd+Opt+I (on Mac).

    2. Open the Command Menu

    In Developer Tools, press Ctrl+Shift+P (on Windows) or Cmd+Shift+P (on Mac).

    This will open the Command Menu. If this doesn't work, you can also click the three dots in the top right of your Developer Tools.

    How to access the run command in Chrome Developer Tools

    3. Take a screenshot

    Type "screenshot" into the Command Menu, and you'll see several options appear:

    • Capture area screenshot: to capture only a portion of the webpage.
    • Capture full size screenshot: capture the whole page, including parts not immediately visible in the viewport without scrolling.
    • Capture node screenshot: capture a specific element ("node") on the webpage.
    • Capture screenshot: capture the visible part of the webpage.

    We want the second option here, but now you know what the rest does!

    Click "Capture full size screenshot", and your file will automatically be saved in your default download location.

    Wrapping up...

    So there you have it: a comparison of 12 of the best Google Chrome screenshot extensions on the market.

    We hope this post helped you decide on a tool that’s right for you.

    Let us know if we missed something!

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