Take a screenshot of a long page on iPhone


Taking a screenshot of a long page on a website can be quite complex. Fortunately, on iOS, there are simple solutions, including native ones.

Sometimes we want to take a screenshot of a website, because we are concerned that the content may be removed or for some other reason. However, screenshots most often only record what is seen on the screen. If the page in question is longer than the screen, then we end up having to make several captures. It is possible to make it easier sure iOS.

A very frequent concern then arises, that of aligning the different captures correctly. Good news, iOS makes it very easy for its users to take screenshots of those long pages. The entire length of the page can then be captured in a single image. And the operation is very easy to perform. Here’s what to do.

Take a long screenshot on iPhone

  1. For iPhones that don’t have a home button, press and hold the power and volume up buttons at the same time. For the iPhones which have the button, it is the home button and the power button at the same time. This will trigger the screenshot.
  2. You will then see a preview of the capture at the bottom left of the screen. Tap on it.
  3. You are now in edit mode. At the top you will see “Screen” and “Page Full”. Tap on “Full Page” and you will have the full length of your page.
  4. Tap on Done and then “Save PDF to Files”

Note, in this case, Apple saves the screenshot in PDF format as shown. In other words, the file will not end up in the Photos app. It will be where you choose to save it. So you have to remember it.

Take a long screenshot with a third-party application

If you’re not a particular fan of the way iOS takes these screenshots, there are plenty of alternative apps to consider. Most are free but include watermarks. You often have to pay to remove them and access other features.

Tailor

One of the reasons for loving Tailoris that everything is automated. The application seems to know which screenshots you want to stitch together but you will need to make sure that your different captures have “clues” (reminders of the previous upper portion). But otherwise, the process is quick and easy.

  1. Take the captures you want.
  2. Launch Tailor.
  3. If your captures were taken correctly, the application will find them and assemble them correctly immediately.
  4. If you are satisfied with the end result, tap the Share button and save it to your device.

Picsew

Unlike Tailor which is fully automated, Picsew is a better option for those who want a little more control over their captures. Picsew gives users more options when it comes to stitching images, and editing capabilities are more complete once stitched.

  1. Take the captures you want.
  2. Launch Picsew.
  3. Select the photos you want to stitch together and tap Scrollshot.
  4. Tap the Share button at the top right of the screen to save it.

Do these screenshots work with other browsers?

No. Currently, Apple’s native long screenshot tool only works with Safari. If you are using a Navigator third party like Chrome or Firefox, you will need to use a third-party application like the two mentioned above.

Can I save my captures in another format than PDF?

No. iOS only allows you to export your long screenshots to PDF. Difficult to understand the reason for this choice but if you want to have an image file, you will have to go through a third party application like those listed above or convert your PDF.


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