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Author Topic: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage  (Read 5483 times)

anandcoral

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I use SiteShoter to take image of home page of my websites.
https://www.nirsoft....site_screenshot.html

For Classic Google website the images are perfect. But for New Google websites the images are distorted.
sites.google.com_site_tellwhendone_.pngNeed alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage

sites.google.com_site_stickanote_.pngNeed alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage

There is some comment on "Notice for IE9" which suggest registry changes.
I do not want to fiddle with registry.

Is there alternative software for taking screen-shots of webpage ?

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Re: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2022, 02:24 AM »
ScreenshotCaptor is quite good at this, I use it for multi-page screenshots from browsers on a regular (like weekly) basis. It does take a little getting used to, but mouser made a lot of video tutorials on the subject. Recommended!

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Re: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2022, 06:25 AM »
Hi Ath,

I use SiteShoter as automated tool to download the given links in a text file as image in a given folder.

Batch file code
d:\Portables\siteshoter\SiteShoter.exe /RunConfig "d:\Portables\siteshoter\apps_sites.cfg"

Text file containing
https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/
https://sites.google.com/site/tellwhendone/
...

I could not find similar feature in ScreenshotCaptor. Can you guide me how to use ScreenshotCaptor in place of SiteShoter for same purpose ?

Regards,

Anand

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Re: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2022, 10:10 AM »
You can try wkHTMLtoPDF (or to image). The name says to pdf but it can save the output as a graphic as well. I did this for awhile when I needed to grab info from a PRTG monitoring page periodically for troubleshooting or historical reference.
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Re: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2022, 11:17 AM »
You can try wkHTMLtoPDF (or to image). The name says to pdf but it can save the output as a graphic as well. I did this for awhile when I needed to grab info from a PRTG monitoring page periodically for troubleshooting or historical reference.

Hi x16wda

Installed and run the command line.
The classic site OK
c:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\bin>wkhtmltoimage.exe https://sites.google.com/site/tellwhendone/ e:\tempe\x1.jpg
Loading page (1/2)
Rendering (2/2)
Done

The new site gives error. I tried few suggested combination but none worked
c:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\bin>wkhtmltoimage.exe https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ e:\tempe\x2.jpg
Loading page (1/2)
Warning: Javascript confirm: This error has been reported to Google and we'll look into it as soon as possible. Please reload this page to continue. (answered yes)
Error: Failed loading page https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ (sometimes it will work just to ignore this error with --load-error-handling ignore)
Warning: A finished ResourceObject received a loading progress signal. This might be an indication of an iframe taking too long to load.
Warning: Received createRequest signal on a disposed ResourceObject's NetworkAccessManager. This might be an indication of an iframe taking too long to load.
QNetworkReplyImplPrivate::error: Internal problem, this method must only be called once.
Exit with code 1, due to unknown error.


c:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\bin>wkhtmltoimage.exe  --load-error-handling ignore https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ e:\tempe\x2.jpg
Loading page (1/2)
Warning: Javascript confirm: This error has been reported to Google and we'll look into it as soon as possible. Please reload this page to continue. (answered yes)
Warning: Failed loading page https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ (ignored)
Rendering (2/2)
Maximum supported image dimension is 65500 pixels            ] 25%
Error: Could not save image
Done
Warning: A finished ResourceObject received a loading progress signal. This might be an indication of an iframe taking too long to load.
Warning: Received createRequest signal on a disposed ResourceObject's NetworkAccessManager. This might be an indication of an iframe taking too long to load.
QNetworkReplyImplPrivate::error: Internal problem, this method must only be called once.
Exit with code 1, due to unknown error.


c:\Program Files\wkhtmltopdf\bin>wkhtmltoimage.exe --crop-h 400 --load-error-handling ignore https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ e:\tempe\x2.jpg
Loading page (1/2)
Warning: Javascript confirm: This error has been reported to Google and we'll look into it as soon as possible. Please reload this page to continue. (answered yes)
Warning: Failed loading page https://sites.google.com/site/stickanote/ (ignored)
Rendering (2/2)
Done
Warning: Received createRequest signal on a disposed ResourceObject's NetworkAccessManager. This might be an indication of an iframe taking too long to load.
QNetworkReplyImplPrivate::error: Internal problem, this method must only be called once.


Any other suggestion ?

Regards,

Anand

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Re: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2022, 02:48 PM »
It may be due to the top name bar that remains visible as you scroll. Any way to test using the page code that does not include the stationary top name bar?

Other than that, no ideas at the moment.
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Re: Need alternative of SiteShoter for taking screen-shots of webpage
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2022, 07:07 AM »
Any way to test using the page code that does not include the stationary top name bar?

Yes, the classic site do not have such are downloaded perfectly.
Thanks for help.

Will keep looking.