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I have a created a route using Google Maps. I want to take a screenshot of this route in satellite view with maximum zoom. But since it doesn't fit my screen I can't do it. It there a way around this?

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To get bigger images from Google Maps, you need to use Google Map Saver.

Google Map Saver (GMS) offers you an easy and free way to download big Google Maps on your PC as JPEG, PNG-8, PNG-24, BMP or Targa files. GMS is light (only ~400 KBytes) and very easy to run since doesn’t have an installer. You can save maps up to 12000 x 12000 pixels!

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+1: Much better than my solution. – SnOrfus May 26 '10 at 20:12
Maybe I'm doing it wrong, but this application doesn't seem to do what I want. It allows me to zoom to a certain level, and then take a high resolution screenshot of currently the visible portion of the map. Taking a screenshot of the entire route at max zoom level doesn't work because the map is much bigger than the application screen. – StackedCrooked May 27 '10 at 7:35
Sorry but I don't get it. The program gives you the options to play with resolution and zoom. Normally you can't do this without the help of a program. Application screen shouldn't matter in this case... – Mehper C. Palavuzlar May 27 '10 at 8:16
Ok, my mistake. It seems that I had to press the GO! button after choosing the right resolution. Thanks for the solution! – StackedCrooked May 27 '10 at 19:28
You're welcome. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar May 27 '10 at 20:39

If you are using Firefox, the FireShot extension should do the job - it can capture just what's visible OR the entire page depending on what you want.

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There's also [ScreenGrab] – bobobobo May 26 '10 at 20:01
One problem is that the Google Maps application intelligently resizes the map area to fit within the border of the browser window. However, I noticed that I can wrap it in an iframe that exceeds window borders. I'll try it today after work. – StackedCrooked May 27 '10 at 7:41

If you expand the window to as large as you want (even if it goes off the screen) you can press alt+prtsc to take a print screen of that application.

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In Windows XP, Alt+Print Screen will only capture the visible part of the window. The captured image is cut off at the edge of the screen. – Bavi_H May 27 '10 at 0:13
@Bqvi_H, also it only captures within the window borders. – StackedCrooked May 27 '10 at 7:30

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