17 Feb 2019 How To Take Website Screenshots
At Primal Space, we use website screenshots a lot when communicating with our clients, particularly over email. As well as communicating ideas within our team. It can be a really straightforward and beneficial way to convey ideas and show clear visuals of areas of a website. Without having to write long paragraphs explaining the location on the site and the outcome required.
It’s an invaluable tool that having access to and the knowledge of how to use will be a skill that your website developer will thank you for.
Which Screenshot Software Should I Choose?
There are a quite a few tools out there that can easily be installed to add this screenshot functionality to your browser. Our favourite is the free app called Nimbus Screenshot which can be downloaded free on Google Chrome. The set up process is really straight-forward, even if you’re a technical novice.Once set up you’ll find that the Nimbus Screenshot icon has been added to the dashboard of your Chrome browser and is ready to use.
Your Nimbus Screenshot App is installed, what next?
If you click on this icon a few options will appear. The one you’ll mainly use is also the first one the list to capture the visible part of the page. By clicking this option a screenshot of the area of the website shown on your browser will open in a new tab.
We then have a few editing options available if desired. Here are our most used and why;
- Square/Shape Tool – To highlight a specific area within the page
- Arrow Tool – To direct the viewer to a specific area on the page
- Text Tool – To annotate the screenshot
If you hover over each of the icons on the menu area at the top of the page it will pop up with what the icon does. Therefore, really straightforward to navigate and user friendly. While if you make a mistake and want to return to a previous edit, you can always hit the back button arrow. Or simply close the window and take the screenshot again.
Finally once you’ve edited your screenshot you can click the ‘Done’ button. This will allow you to save your screenshot to your downloads. As a result the screenshot can be emailed as an attachment from here.
Website Screenshots Made Easy
The Nimbus Screenshot app is a great tool which makes taking screenshots for web use both easy and fast and is the one we would most recommend to our clients. We’ve used a few other screenshot platforms, however we’ve found this one to be by far the best out there. Download it for free today.
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