Note: This post was migrated from my old blog software. It hasn't been cleaned up yet (and might not ever be). Don't be surprised if the formatting, links, images, etc... are messed up.
If you ever need to do screen grabs of web pages and especially if
you need to annotate them, check out the
FireShot extension for
Firefox. I've only played around with it a little, but it seems to
be very robust. You can grab just the visible portion of the page
or the entire page (including the parts you would have to scroll to
see). Once you have the capture, it defaults to opening in an
editor where you can crop, make annotations and do other basic
editing. It's a great example of a simple tool to get a job done.
It's no wear near as powerful as something like photoshop, but when
all you need to do is highlight an area and tag it with a note,
having to start up photoshop is a pain. Here's a quick example that
I clipped while writing this post.
One note is that it has problems with flash stuff sometimes. I
think this has to do with the way the flash engine is does
rendering outside of the main application render engine. If you
have problems with something another screen capture utility that I
In it's options menu you can choose from using the Firefox render
engine or a Java one. If you use Java, it captures the flash
elements that are sometimes missed by the the Firefox instance.