Firefox, Screengrab and Save Google Maps
Screengrab is a Firefox add-in that captures (save or copy) anything in the Firefox browser as a picture. You can save an entire page, what is visible or select what you want to save. In this example we are going to save a Google map as an image.
- To install go here
- Select Add to Firefox
- Select Install
- Select Restart Firefox
- Select Screengrab Options to specify whether you want to save it as .png or .jpeg
- Close the Add-ons window
- At the bottom right of the browser you will see an icon for Screengrab
Try It – Save large Google maps
- Go to Google Maps
- Open a map of the location you want
- Zoom in and out for the purpose you want the map for
- Select "link" at the top right of the map display
- Select "Customize and preview embedded map"in the pop-up window
- Select "Custom"
- Specify the width and height you want
- Scroll down and copy the html code
- Open your favourite text editor and paste the code in it
- Save the file in html format e.g. as maps.html
- Open this file in Firefox. Once loaded you will see the map in the size specified in Step 7.
- Click on the Screengrab icon at the bottom right of Firefox window
- Select Save > Complete Page/Frame…
- A Save screenshot as… dialog box will appear soon. Save the image as JPG or PNG.
That’s it! The map is save.
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