This one’s for the online journalists out there. How often have you needed a quick screenshot to illustrate an article, or for your own records?

Usually this means taking a snapshot, saving it, then opening it in an illustration application, adding text and marks, cropping it and saving it again. It’s all a bit time-consuming.

No more. Not if you’re using Awesome Screenshot.

Awesome Screenshot is an all-in-one screenshot capture and annotate extension. With it you can take a snapshot of the entire web page you’re looking at, just the visible portion in your browser or a selected area of the website. Then you can notes including text, circles, arrows and boxes can be added to the snapshot and saved to your desktop or uploaded to the web.

Awesome Screenshot is available for Chrome as well as for Firefox 4 and seriously simplifies the tiresome process of capturing and annotating screenshots.