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?

  • A screen shot, by definition, is a shot of the screen. Question should probably read: How to Save entire Page As Image regardless of the browser window size, which is pretty much built-in in Firefox. Apr 12, 2017 at 22:32

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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. May 26, 2010 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. May 27, 2010 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... May 27, 2010 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! May 27, 2010 at 19:28
  • There is now a Firefox built-in solution for all websites (not limited to Google Maps) Apr 12, 2017 at 22:41

Any Website, Any Size.

Use a combination of Firefox, Developer tools, Responsive Design Mode, and Screenshot, all available without extra software or add-ons:

Firefox, Developer tools, Responsive Design Mode, and Screenshot

Tested on Firefox 52.x, probably works in earlier versions.

You can of course also leverage add-ons as outlined in this superuser answer.

Works on any website which would normally limit the viewing area to your window size, as shown on this very large Sky picture:

Google Sky

Image source: https://www.google.com/sky/ (i.e. not Google Map) at 5401×3603 pixels and 8.9 MB


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 addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1146/]
    – bobobobo
    May 26, 2010 at 20:01
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    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. May 27, 2010 at 7:41
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    These add-ons are merely answering the question «How to take a screen shot», not «...something bigger than the screen». To make web screen grab bigger than life, see this superuser answer. Apr 12, 2017 at 22:17

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.

  • 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, 2010 at 0:13
  • @Bqvi_H, also it only captures within the window borders. May 27, 2010 at 7:30
  • It's not really the window that is the physical limit, it is it's rendering space (how much the webpage real estate is available). Tell the webpage that it has more space + capture that entire space = take a screen grab bigger than the screen. See superuser.com/questions/1198899. Apr 12, 2017 at 22:22

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