the idea come from @briankrebs actually:
"When you do screenshot things for your records/files, include the full address as shown in the URL bar."
I towuld be nice if Firefox screenshot tool would do that, especially for full page screenshots:
either display the URL
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If you are fine with having it in the filename, maybe this:
Metadata is a must, and perhaps there should be a checkbox to add the URL on the picture itself.
I've filed bug 1789900 to track this. Its an interesting idea. We try to make bugs detailed and actionable, so I probably need to eventually split that out into the 2 proposals: including URL in the PNG metadata, and layering URL on top of the image itself.
The metadata idea is probably less complicated, but also a much more niche use-case I would have thought? As some/most software doesnt show this metadata to the user, we would probably need to include that somehow in the Screenshots UI, or at least clearly set user expectations - to avoid any surprises.
I've added a note in the bug about including the URL in the filename we create. I think that is covered by bug 1768547
Adding the URL to the image itself brings us ever closer to the requirements and expectations around printing. Are screenshots the new printed pages? While very different technically, the uses cases for both do seem to converge. Figuring out how to align or potentially combine these 2 distinct product features will be a significant challenge - but might be a useful way to think about both.