Edit your screen­shots within Fire­fox

What you need: Mozilla Fire­fox browser Time re­quired: 10 min­utes

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year, Fire­fox added a handy fea­ture that makes it easy to take screen­shots of web pages. The lat­est ver­sion of the browser (59) now of­fers sev­eral more op­tions, in­clud­ing new

edit­ing tools that let you crop the screen­shot, scrib­ble some­thing across it or high­light sec­tions of text. If you are new to Fire­fox down­load it from www.snipca.com/27307.

STEP 1 To up­date your Fire­fox browser, click the menu but­ton 1 , Help 2 , then About Fire­fox. The pro­gram will in­stall any up­dates and you may need to restart the browser af­ter­wards. Now open any web page, click the ‘Page ac­tions’ but­ton 3 , then ‘Take a Screen­shot’ 4 . Next, click and drag your cur­sor to se­lect the area you want.

STEP 2 Al­ter­na­tively, use the op­tions at the top right: take a screen­shot of the en­tire web page 1 or only what’s vis­i­ble on your screen 2 . The third op­tion is to move your cur­sor to any text or image in the page 3 , then click to take a screen­shot of it. After tak­ing your screen­shot (us­ing any of the above meth­ods), click Save. You’ll see your screen­shot in a new browser tab with icons at the top right to delete, edit, share or down­load it. Click the pen icon to edit your screen­shot.

STEP 3 To crop your screen­shot, click the Crop icon 1 , then click and drag your cur­sor to se­lect the area you want. Se­lect the pen 2 or high­lighter tool 3 , click the colour pal­lette 4 to choose the colour you want, then draw on your screen­shot. The Can­cel but­ton 5 re­moves all pen and high­lighter marks on your screen­shot. Click Save 6 when you’re happy with your changes. At the top right, you’ll see op­tions to share your screen­shot us­ing email or to down­load it to your PC.

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