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Author Topic: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line  (Read 7816 times)

jeromg

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Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« on: November 18, 2008, 12:00:36 PM »
Hi DCers,

I've to make a lot (meaning 100+) screenshots of websites from their urls, and update them regularly (once a week).
What would be the best (i.e. free) tool to make these screenshots?

I considered MiniCap by mouser, but I'm not sure it's well suited to run in unattended mode (overnight for example).

Any similar experience amongst you guys?
Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

Jerome

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 01:19:51 PM »
I'll piggyback on your post, because I've been meaning to ask something very similar. Not necessarily a commandline tool, but one that could be described as "TimeSnapper for the Web" (i.e. WebSnapper, if anyone needs a snappy name :) Ideally, a program that would take automated screenshots of websites at predefined intervals - be it once a week, or once an hour.

(There are of course very nice Firefox add-ons to take website screenshots, such as Abduction, but AFAIK they can't be automated, and even if they could, that task would effectively hijack the browser as long as the "WebSnapper" would be running.)

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 02:28:36 PM »
i use webshot to take website screenshots. there's cmd line support as well

http://www.websitescreenshots.com/
http://www.websitesc...shots.com/Usage.aspx

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 07:37:07 PM »
Nirsoft's SiteShoter also works with command-line. adding it a task in the task scheduler should do the trick.

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http://www.nirsoft.n...site_screenshot.html

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 08:30:12 PM »
nice find, lanux  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2008, 10:46:35 PM »
For the alternative OS users:
http://linuxbrit.co.uk/scrot/

I use this, part of a script that will automatically upload to http.

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 02:23:37 AM »
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 03:06:28 AM »
I know Websitescreenshots and webshots software...But lanux nice find  :up:

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 04:08:19 AM »
Excellent find lanux, I should have checked NirSoft before asking ;)

Cheers  /jerome

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 01:54:07 PM »
Thanks blackcat and lanux! Meanwhile, I've also found this - rather basic and I'm not sure if it can be automated (other than with a macro program):
http://www.webscreencapture.com/

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Re: Tool to make screenshots of web site using command line
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2008, 08:58:54 PM »
thanks. :) slightly OT, here's another tool that keeps all your Nirsoft & SysInternals tools organized

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=15805.0