10 Web Page Screenshot Add-ons for Firefox

Mar 26, 2012

Need a Firefox screenshot add-on? There may be various occasions when you’d like take a screenshot of web page that you are currently browsing. Be it for future reference or for posting with your new blog post, you need to save an image of a webpage or a portion of a webpage. For that you need to use some sort of tools. There are many screenshot tools, both free and commercial, available for download online. Today, we are not going to talk about all those software. Rather, we will stick to add-ons or plugins for Firefox web browser. There are many screenshot or webpage screen capture tools for Firefox. With a good Firefox add-on,  you can easily save and even edit a screenshots right inside your browser window.

Find below 10 Firefox add-ons that you can use to take or save screenshots of web pages. All of these tools are free and lightweight. Also, they are open source too! So, go ahead. Pick your Firefox screenshot add-on.

   Firefox Screen Capture Add-Ons

1. Screengrab:

The Screengrab is my favorite screenshot tool. It supports capture of entire webpage, a specific frame or just a selection from a page. Just right-click on the page you want to grab and look in the “Screengrab” context menu. Very easy to use. With Screengrab, you’ll have two options: either save a screenshot or copy it to clipboard for editing with external editor. It has no additional or non-essential features. And that’s why I love it! Sadly, Screengrab is no longer supported. Thanks to fast moving Firefox release cycle. If your Firefox version is 6.0 or earlier, you can use it without any problem. Otherwise you need to choose from other alternatives.

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screengrab/

2. LightShot:

LightShot is a simple, screenshot tool for Firefox. Upon installation, it will add an icon in the toolbar and status bar area. To take a screenshot, all you need to do is hit that LightShot icon. You can select desired area in your browser window and can also move or resize the selection area. Once you are satisfied with your selection, simply click “Save” button that appears below the selection. Apart from saving, LightShot also offers other options such as editing your screenshots online, upload to server, etc.

LightShot Addon

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/lightshot/

3. FireShot:

FireShot is one of the most popular and most downloaded screenshot add-ons for Firefox browser. It features an in-built image editor which supports a number of functionality including annotation, insert images, freeform drawings, shapes, text styles, text properties, line properties etc. The captured screenshot can be saved to your computer in either PNG, JPEG, GIF or BMP format. Screenshots can also be uploaded directly to Picasa, ImageShack or custom HTTP/FTP server. Other options available in FireShot include copy to clipboard, export to external image editor, printing and send via email.

 FireShot Photo

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fireshot/

4. Screenshoter:

Another pretty cool screenshot tool for Firefox. Upon installtion, a small button is added to the toolbar. To capture a screenshot, you can press the toolbar button or pick any one of the available options from the small arrow next to the toolbar icon. On click of the toolbar button, it automatically saves screenshots. But you can easily customize the action to suit your own needs. Available options include save screenshot, save as or copy to clipboard. The save file destination, image type (PNG or JPEG) and hotkeys can also be customized.


Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screenshoter/

5. Abduction!:

The Abduction! is another Firefox screenshot add-on. It is fast and does simply one thing – saves screenshots or screen captures of webpages. To use this add-on, all you need to do is install it from Mozilla add-on site and restart your browser. No additional icons or toolbars are added. When you need to take a screenshot, simply right click and you’ll see a new option in the context menu – “Save Page As Image…”. The element that you right click on will be automatically selected for saving. But you can easily resize it by dragging or select the entire page (including scrolling window area) by double clicking. Entire web page can also be selected by pressing the Select all (U) button that appears on an information bar when you select “Save Page As Image…”.

Abduction Add-on

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/abduction/

6. Pixlr Grabber

Another feature rich webpage capture tool for Firefox browser. With this add-on, you can copy, edit, save and share screengrabs from webpages. It will let you grab the entire web page, just the visible portion or a specific area defined by you. besides capturing browser screen, Pixlr Grabber can also edit images and backgrounds present in webpages. The image editing is done either with Pixlr Editor (Advanced) or Pixlr Editor (Basic).

Pixlr Grabber

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pixlr-grabber/

7. Screenshot:

A small add-on which capturing of screenshots (visible area or whole window). It also supports copy to clipboard or direct uploading of screen grabs to UploadScreenshot.com. The Screenshot Firefox add-on adds a small button (camera icon) to the top right corner of your browser window.

Screenshot Addon Photo

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screenshot/

8. Screen Grab! with Online Upload:

This Firefox add-on has the features of original Screengrab plus image upload to Imagebam.com. From usability point of view, it is a nice add-on. You can take screenshots from right click context menu. The screen capture can be of complete page/frame, visible portion or any specific selection area. Available options include save, copy and upload. Personally, I like all of it’s simple features except the online upload option. I never use online upload option available in Firefox add-ons.

Screengrab with online upload

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screen-grab-with-online-upl/

9. Page Saver

The Page Saver Firefox add-on can save screenshot or an image of a web page (visible portion or entire page) even when Flash content is present. Upon installation, you can capture screenshots of webpages from the toolbar button, the browser context menu, or from the command line. Available customization options include specify image format (PNG or JPEG), image file name, scaling, etc.

Pearl Crescent Page Saver Basic

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/pagesaver/

10. Screengrab (fix version):

It is the fixed version of popular Screengrab add-on. It will let you copy screen shots and save them to your computer. Works well with latest version of Firefox. If you are a fan of the original add-on, you may try the Screengrab (fix version) for screen captures.

Add-on Download Link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/screengrab-fix-version/

So, we listed and discussed a little about 10 Firefox addons which can help you capture and save images of web pages (screenshots). The numberings given before each add-on name is just for arranging and is not a ranking. What you think about the add-ons above? This is not an all-inclusive list. There are many other tools (add-ons) that can perform the same task. Have some good recommendations? Feel free to reply via using the comment form below.

3 Responses to “10 Web Page Screenshot Add-ons for Firefox”

  1. sima on 3rd May, 12 12:05pm #

    I do love screengrab. That adon is no longer developed, for which we can’t blem developer. It is firefox that adopted fast development process. Anyway nice list.

  2. Peter on 26th May, 12 06:05am #

    I still think, Scrapbook Plus is the most useful tool for my personal needs.
    I was just wondering if anyone could help me out:
    Bought the Samsung Tab 10.1, on which I installed Firefox for android.
    I can’t find the scrapbook plus add-on for this version of Firefox tho…
    Any suggestions please?

  3. Debarshi on 27th Jul, 15 05:07pm #

    I use abduction for grabbing screenshot for my blog’s articles. But recently it seems to be not working. Whenever I am trying to save it it shows some error, which I dont understand. Do you have any knowledge why it’s happening?

    BTW, nice blog. Keep up the good work

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