How to take screenshot with scroll down and dragging down the screen area

Taking a screenshot that includes content not immediately visible on the screen (requiring scrolling) is often referred to as capturing a “scrolling screenshot” or “full page screenshot.” The method for doing this varies depending on the device and operating system you are using. Here are general instructions for some common platforms:

On Windows

  1. Using Snipping Tool with Windows 10 or later: The Snipping Tool has been updated to include a “Snip & Sketch” feature that can capture a window or full screen, but it doesn’t natively support scrolling screenshots. For scrolling screenshots, third-party software like PicPick or ShareX is recommended.
  2. Third-Party Applications: Tools like ShareX, PicPick, or Snagit offer the ability to capture scrolling screenshots. These applications typically provide instructions on how to capture a section of the screen that extends beyond the visible area by automatically scrolling through the page.

On macOS

  1. Using Screenshot Utility: macOS doesn’t natively support scrolling screenshots. You would need to use a third-party application like Snagit or use a dedicated browser extension if you are trying to capture web pages.
  2. Third-Party Applications: Applications like Snagit support capturing a scrolling window on macOS. These tools usually have an option to select the window or area, then automatically scroll and capture the content for you.

On Android

  1. Built-in Scrolling Screenshot (on some devices): Many Android devices have built-in support for scrolling screenshots.
    • Take a screenshot as you normally would (usually by pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).
    • Look for an additional button that appears on the screenshot preview, which indicates the scrolling screenshot feature (often looks like a downward arrow or says “Scroll”). Tap it, and your device will begin capturing the extended content.
  2. Third-Party Apps: If your device doesn’t support scrolling screenshots natively, apps like “LongShot” can be used.

On iOS (iPhone and iPad)

  1. Built-in Scrolling Screenshot (iOS 13 and later): iOS supports scrolling screenshots for Safari and some other apps.
    • Take a screenshot as usual (by pressing the side and volume up button simultaneously on newer devices, or the home and power button on older devices).
    • Tap on the screenshot preview that appears in the bottom corner of the screen.
    • Select “Full Page” at the top right, which will capture the entire document or web page.
    • You can then crop, share, or save the full-page screenshot.


ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to many supported destinations you can choose from.

ShareX supports many ways to capture or record your screen. The main capture methods are:

  • Fullscreen
  • Active window
  • Active monitor
  • Window menu
  • Monitor menu
  • Region
  • Region (Light)
  • Region (Transparent)
  • Last region
  • Custom region
  • Screen recording
  • Screen recording (GIF)
  • Scrolling capture
  • Webpage capture
  • Text capture (OCR)
  • Auto capture
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