Chrome: With any luck, you don’t have to print web pages very often anymore, but for those times when you do, it’s useful to have a way to strip out the images, advertisements, and other fluff on the page. Even if the site you’re printing from offers a handy “Print This” button for a streamlined view, Print Friendly for Chrome gives you control over what makes it into the printout and what doesn’t.
For example, if you just want a recipe without the commentary around it, you can click the Print Friendly button in your toolbar to get an editable version of the page where you can strip out any photos you don’t need to see, comments below the recipe, or banner ads that sneak into the so-called “printer friendly” version of the page. Ideally, you won’t have to remove much yourself, because Print Friendly tries to remove a lot of that unnecessary information before showing you the version it wants to print, but just in case it misses something, you control the final product.
Print Friendly is free (of course) and available now in the Chrome Web Store. It’s been around for a while, but it works like a charm. Firefox users looking for a similar extension can try Print Edit, which gives you a similar interface where you can highlight test, remove images and ads, and pass the final product on to your printer.
Print Friendly | Chrome Web Store