Sep 28 2020 10:26 AM - edited Jan 30 2021 09:38 PM
Sep 28 2020 10:26 AM - edited Jan 30 2021 09:38 PM
Since the release of the new Microsoft Edge, we have heard a lot of feedback about missing the web notes tool that allowed you to capture and mark up content across the web. Frankly, we’ve missed it too! But first, we wanted to make it better. While web notes was a great feature, there was also room for improvement. Many of you reported using it for capturing quick screenshots to copy or share, while others loved the ability to to mark-up full webpages with scrolling. So, we designed the new screenshot feature, web capture, with this in mind and are excited to introduce the basic screen capture functionality to our Dev and Canary builds. In the near future, you can expect to see more functionalities added to web capture, like adding ink or highlights to your captures, capturing full webpages, and scrolling while marking them.
To try it out, use the Settings and more menu (...) in the top right corner of the browser and select Web capture.
When you open web capture, you can use the selection tool to capture just the content you want. We found that sometimes you want more than what you’re able to see on the webpage, so we have added the ability for you to select content lower down on the page. To do this, just hold down the selection tool and drag to the bottom of the page; the page will automatically start to scroll so that you can capture everything you need in one go.
Once you are done with the capture, you will see a menu with a couple of options: 'Copy' and 'Add notes'. Click Copy to add the image to your clipboard. It will then be available for you to paste into any application. If you want to mark up the screenshot with inking tools, select the Add notes option. You will see the image in a dialog box where you can draw on it, share, save and copy with your annotations.
If you love web capture and want to access the tool more quickly, you can pin it directly to your browser toolbar. Just right click on the option in the Settings and more menu (...) and select Show in toolbar. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+S) to invoke web capture.
Try out the new tool and let us know what you think! We love hearing your feedback. From within Microsoft Edge, you can go to “…” menu > Help and feedback > Send feedback, or simply use the shortcut (Shift+Alt+I) to open the feedback tool.
- The Microsoft Edge Product Team
Nov 30 2020 10:46 AM - edited Nov 30 2020 10:52 AM
My first impression was "Why would I use that instead of Snip & Sktech or Win+Shift+S". It even has the same obvious missing feature of typing on top of the image (which is much more convenient in many cases). Are you planning to allow us to type readable text with the keyboard ? The scroll option is very useful for dev teams, but it's very hard to find.
Nov 30 2020 02:25 PM
To second @vineydhiman's point, will it be possible to mark up a web page and then have that mark up saved with the user's Edge profile and synced to other Edge browsers?
The ability to scroll a snip is a great enhancement over what Windows' Snip & Sketch does. Thank you!
Jan 29 2021 12:21 AM
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Feb 01 2021 03:46 AM
Esto es genial!!! me ayuda muchisimo ya que tengo un emprendimiento x redes sociales, no sabia que podia hacer captura desde la web, siempre que lo necesitaba tenia que estar utlizando el celular,hacer captura y enviarmela a la nube para obtenerla( si, era un lio)ahora ya teniendo este dato me ahorra un monton de tiempo, muchas gracias, por este dato, esta ayuda, es excelente.
Feb 01 2021 06:20 AM
I agree, in fact there is a popular feedback and developers are considering adding it to the Snip & Sketch app, you can upvote it here:
however, there are other ways to achieve it, For the time being, if you need the ability to insert shapes and text (and would prefer not to ink them yourself), one option is to use the WIN+Shift+S keyboard shortcut to copy a region of the screen to your clipboard, and then paste the image into Paint or Paint 3D where you have access to a large range of image markup options
Feb 01 2021 07:53 AM
@vygadeka This is a really great web capture, it surpasses Screen shot, as it includes the entire page with like you said includes scrolling in the capture. I know its been said, but I have to say I like and I'll use. Yall are great
Feb 16 2021 04:17 AM
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Aug 27 2021 11:06 AM
Is it in your plans to make this Web Capture tool to capture pages in PNG? In terms of quality, it is a lot better since JPEG damages too much the images. And sometimes we need this for work purpose... I uninstalled an extension to use the Edge default option, but i'll be back for now.
Sep 29 2021 07:51 PM
Apr 20 2022 04:55 AM
@vygadeka - Did anyone at MS ever look into why the behavior within SharePoint sites changed with Web Capture? Originally it worked fine then last year it stopped working and you only get the image of what you are looking at on the page.
Just re-tested since it has been a while and still same behavior.
If you go to a site like abcnews.com and do a web capture the entire page is in-fact captured.
Apr 20 2022 05:23 AM