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The Awesome Screenshot extension for Google Chrome has the capability to capture the whole page or any portion of it, annotate it with rectangles; circles; arrows; or lines, and blur sensitive info, while allowing to share the image through one-click upload. Diigo has developed this tool to enable you quick and effortless sharing of online information after appropriate editing and highlighting.
The installation is easy, and places an icon in the browser’s address bar. By clicking on this icon, options emerge to capture or clip selected area, or the entire visible portion, or the whole webpage. You can simply drag the mouse pointer in case you’re selecting a specific section of the webpage. The data is saved in the form of images, which can be annotated and improved upon by means of rectangles, circles, arrows, lines and text thereby helping to place focus on the most relevant portions. The images can be edited by cropping, scrolling, and/or specifying the crop area dimension. An eraser option is also incorporated to hide or blur sensitive information, thereby providing data safety and security. It supports PNG format, and images can be captured by horizontal as well as vertical scrolling. This edited and personalized information can then be saved locally in your computer system. You can also choose to upload it online to www.awesomescreenshot.com through a single click. After this image is uploaded, you will get a shareable link which can be distributed to the concerned persons for quick online access without the need to download high-res images that are much larger in size, and impossible to be shared through emails.
The plug-in can save exceedingly large images of more than 2 MB size thereby ensuring reliability and quality. Moreover, this allows for high-resolution screenshots to be taken, on which text can be imposed, and distributed as per the specific requirement. It saves you a lot of time and effort in data imaging, editing and sharing as you don’t have to use multiple softwares for achieving at the same results.
However, this extension might also induce a sense of fear and uncertainty in you with regards to data privacy. To counter this, Diigo has provided a Chrome alert which will make you aware that the extension may access all your data. In reality, though this plug-in has the ability to access your data, it never does as it only accessed your screenshot data. But Chrome shows the warning even if extensions do not access any private data. Therefore, these security features allow you the peace of mind while using this tool.
This application has widespread utility in serving the persons making online presentations, and also if you are a computer teacher running an online learning program for any particular field. You can also use it in a research group activity to focus on key areas and information already available online, and which should be focused upon. It can be an effective instrument for pushing Chrome’s ability to be superior to other browsers so far as webpage data and information-sharing are concerned. Overall, it’s a handy tool for the most basic and advanced users alike.