The other day I came across this question in our Facebook Group:
Hi all. What tools do you use to take screenshots/captures of your projects to put on portfolio pages?
Awesome question that pops up every now and again. I love a crowd sourced post, so I am going to share with you ten responses.
Note: I didn’t ask anyone if I could use their names in this post, so credit is not properly attributed. Unless otherwise noted I have not used these, so can’t offer opinions.
- Movavi Screen Capture Studio, hit F8 and it’s snipping time. (They have versions for both Mac’s and PC’s)
- Nimbus Capture chrome extension and for quickie stuff to show clients (this from a comment in the Facebook Group, not me) I use lightshot (Lightshot has versions for Mac’s and PC’s). Nimbus has a version for Firefox.
- Jing – (SnagIt, you want scrolling capture)) I use Jing myself, I really actually love the screen recording feature, I use this often to create how to’s to send to clients.
- SmartMockUps For me, this website is great for putting web designs inside of displays such as iPhones or computer desk top’s, or showing mock ups of a website on a phone, tablet, computer more so than full screen captures. The featured image on this post was created with SmartMockUps.
- Window’s 10 snipping tool. Read how to use the Window’s Snipping Tool here.
- Full Page Screen Capture for Chrome
- My favorite for Chrome is Awesome Screenshot Capture
- PC users Command+Shift+3
- Alt+Print Screen
Full screen shots are great for your portfolio’s and for sharing your web designs on Pinterest. If you have a tool that you love that I didn’t mention, would you share it in the comments so we can all learn from one another?