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Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by helmut » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:59 pm

I want to archive the ebay auctions that I have won, so I've been looking for a way to save ebay webpages. Saving the HTML code is one option (e.g. using HTTrack), an easier and more fool-proof option seems capturing the whole webpage.

Currently, XnView cannot capture full scroll area, so ''ve just tried two screen capturing tools. Here are my results:

FastStone Screen Capture
+ Screen capturing work without problems, full ebay page was captured.
- Shareware, $19,95

PicPick 1.8.1
- Screen capturing the ebay page did work, but complete contents were only captured if there were no horizontal scrollbars. Not a big problem, but stil...
o For capturing you have to use mouse and keyboard (Print Screen key). For some users this might be intuitive and more flexible because you can close or open windows before capturing, but I find it a bit cumbersome
+ Freeware

SnagIt 7.2.5
Please note that 7.2.5 is not the latest version of SnagIt.
- Screen capturing the ebay page did work, but complete contents were only captured if there were no horizontal scrollbars. Not a big problem, but stil...
- Shareware

Comments and other quick reviews are most welcome.

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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by XnTriq » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:30 pm

  • Classic foolproof solution
  • Command-line & GUI tools
    Note: Unlike “classic” screen capture software like SnagIt, HyperSnap or FSCapture, most of these programs parse the pages and rely on Internet Explorer's engine for that.
    • XYStudio: EasyCapture
      EasyCapture Screen Capture is a powerful and easy-to-use free screen capture software. It allows you to capture screen shot, include windows screen capture, scrolling windows screen capture, selected-regions screen capture. It also allow you to edit the screen captures and add balloon stamps.
    • Longfine: Easy Screen Capture
      Easy Screen Capture is a screen capture software for capturing any part of desktop screen and scrolling Web pages. You can add text annotation, arrows and other shapes on images to create professional screenshots and save them to various files types.
    • Evernote
      Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere.
    • Tooto Technologies: HTML To Image
      Convert HTML to Image in JPG, GIF, BMP, PNG or TIFF images
    • Hyperionics: HyperSnap
      HyperSnap is a powerful screen capture, text capture and image editing tool for Windows. It snags desktop programs, multiple screen regions, freehand drawn shapes, game screens. Automates tasks like saving, FTP upload, image stamping, more.
    • Björn Höhrmann: IECapt
      IECapt is a small command-line utility to capture Internet Explorer's rendering of a web page into a BMP, JPEG or PNG image file.
    • Accalio: IESnapshot
      Free IESnapshot is a software application that can capture the exact visual representation of a webpage or its portion.
    • Spidersoft: iPageSaver
      iPageSaver lets you easily capture and save screenshots of webpages as images (jpg or png), Web archives (mht) or native html format. It's easy to use interface lets you quickly create permanent copies of any web page. You can also setup lists of webpage links to be automatically browsed and saved for you.
    • NirSoft: SiteShoter
      SiteShoter is a small utility that allows you to save a screenshot of any Web page into a file. It automatically creates hidden window of Internet Explorer, loads the desired Web page, and than save the entire content of the Web page into an image file (.png, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp or .gif). You can use SiteShoter in user interface mode, or alternatively, you can run SiteShoter in command-line mode without displaying any user interface.
    • Rémi Thomas
      • url2bmp
        url2bmp is a Windows freeware converting an URL to an image.
      • URL2JPEG
        Capture web page. Save full or partial page to file or clipboard. Execute script for automatic thumbnail creation.
    • Tonec: WebPageSnapshot
      WebSnapShot is a full featured ActiveX component to make a snapshot of a web page and save it in JPEG, BMP, PNG and GIF image formats.
    • Alcenia: WebSwoon
      WebSwoon can load automatically several pages of web sites and save them as reusable pictures. This principle is for example used by search engines in order to display to users a quick preview of found pages.
  • Browser extensions & bookmarklets
    • Rowan Lewis: Abduction!
      Capture an entire web page or part of a web page and save it as an image.
    • ESTsoft: ALToolbar » Web Page Screenshot Capture
      ALToolbar is an Internet Explorer addin with a suite of utilities to improve your Internet surfing. Unlike most toolbars, ALToolbar is not a store-front or advertising program. It gives you real functionality and real tools to make life on the Internet just that much easier.
      Specially designed for the Internet, the ALToolbar capture lets you take web page screenshots of long pages, parts of pages, and even framed pages.
    • Evgeny Suslikov: FireShot
      FireShot is a extension for Firefox and Internet Explorer that captures, edits, annotates, organizes, exports and prints screenshots of your web pages...
    • GraphicsEx
      Using the extension you are able to create local images of web pages and submit its to as well.
    • IE Screenshot
      Do you like to make screenshots of Web pages that you've visited? What can you do about pages that are longer than one screen? Use IE Screenshot! With a single click, IE Screenshot makes a copy of a full page (no matter how long it is) and saves it as an image file. IE Screenshot scrolls around the page taking shots which it later stitches together.
    • iterasi
      iterasi is your personal Web archive, allowing you to snapshot exact copies of Web pages that will be there for you forever. Pages are kept in your secure account where they can be searched, shared via email and published via RSS or a widget.
    • Melody-Soft: iWebshot
      iWebshot is an Internet Explorer add-on. It can capture the whole web page as an image and save the image to a file.
    • Pearl Crescent: Page Saver
      A browser extension for Mozilla Firefox that lets you capture images of web pages. Available in Basic (no cost) and Pro editions.
    • Picnik
      This incredibly handy Firefox extension not only adds an ‘Edit in Picnik’ option to your right-click menu, it even lets you screen capture an entire website and edit it right in Picnik. Great for quickly adding some spice to your blog posts or saving a hardcopy.
    • Andy Mutton: Screengrab!
      Screengrab! is an extension for Firefox that makes it easy to save a web-page as an image. With it, you can save anything that you can see in a browser window – from a small selection, to a complete page.
    • TechSmith: Snagit
      The Snagit Firefox Extension is a toolbar for your Firefox browser. No need to leave Firefox or launch Snagit – with just a few clicks you can easily capture anything onscreen.
    • EndicoSoft: Webpage Capture
      Save the content of your browser as an image rather than HTML and a lot cheaper than some current solutions. Webpage capture takes a snapshot of the complete webpage whether visible or not.
  • Web-based services
    • Browsershots
      Browsershots makes screenshots of your web design in different browsers. It is a free open-source online service created by Johann C. Rocholl. When you submit your web address, it will be added to the job queue. A number of distributed computers will open your website in their browser. Then they will make screenshots and upload them to the central server here.
    • Adobe: Create PDF Online » Convert a URL to PDF
      Convert to Adobe PDF from a wide variety of applications including web pages. We can also do optical character recognition (OCR) on Adobe PDF and image files.
      This site is a service to convert webpages or raw html code into PDF documents.
      Our new website to create screenshots of websites
    • kwout
      “kwout” is a way you quote a part of a web page as an image with an image map.
      To use this service, all you need is to add our bookmarklet to your favorite browser.
    • SnapCasa
      SnapCasa is a free website thumbnail provider. Thousands of websites rely on our fast, ad free thumbnail service daily and Hundreds more use our feature rich paid service for their high demand websites.
    • Super Screenshot
      Super Screenshot gives you full-sized images of any web site.
    • thumbalizr
      With thumbalizr you can take screenshots of any webpage you want.
      Use it for your presentations, documentations, visualisations or your webpage.
      Just enter the target-URL and press the “thumb it”-button. Wait a moment and a screenshot of the desired page will be taken. You can choose between a screenshot with a fixed height of the screen or the complete webpage.
    • Thumbizy
      Website thumbnail generator
    • Thumbnails Pro
      ThumbnailsPro offers a free and premium service to display website thumbnails next to links or anywhere on your site! These images allow your visitors to preview a website before they visit it. As far as we've researched, we currently offer the sharpest, highest quality website images on the web, one of the only online services that offer over 1000 sizes by request the & cut option, and a paid option for displaying full length screenshots! For free service, we ask that you add a link to us on your home page or pages where the screenshots are displayed.

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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by Drahken » Sun Jun 14, 2009 3:42 pm

Nearly all progs that are capable of auto-scrolling to get the whole page are IE-only. Even ones that work with other browsers usually just work by sending the url to be rendered by IE. Setting aside the fact that IE sucks, this behavior makes it impossible to get full page shots of how a webpage renders in any other browser.
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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by helmut » Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:42 pm

Excellent list!

Would be interesting to find a prog that works with all kinds of scrolling windows (e.g. of text editors, word, ...).

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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by helmut » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:27 pm

Faststone Capture is capable of capturing all kinds of scrolling windows, be it a browser window or a text editor. Unfortunately it's shareware (not expensive, but still..).

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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by ckit » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:02 am

You can get SnagIt 7.2.5 for free here: ... e-you-can/
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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by marsh » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:05 pm

CutyCapt - a command line utility using WebKit (to process URL) and Qt 4. Linux/Win32.

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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages (full webpages)

Post by oops66 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:12 am

marsh wrote:CutyCapt - a command line utility using WebKit (to process URL) and Qt 4. Linux/Win32.
Thank you for the Information marsh, cutycapt is small (less than 300kb) and works perfectly under Ubuntu Lucid Linx 10.04 LTS
(cutycapt : URL to PNG (SVG, PDF, PS, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, GIF, and BMP) tool (command line utility) for screen capturing webpages, the full webpages without to have to do a mouse scroll)
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Re: Tool for screen capturing webpages

Post by Xnout! » Wed May 24, 2017 3:04 pm

helmut wrote:Faststone Capture is capable of capturing all kinds of scrolling windows, be it a browser window or a text editor. Unfortunately it's shareware (not expensive, but still..).
When I try to capture a scroll page it also captures the frame of the browser with it. Is there a way to get it to capture "only"
the page area?

btw, their contact us/support is terrible :!: . Emailed them about 2 programs around the same time and still waiting for reply
after 2-3 weeks. I emailed them again after 1st week, still nothing (yes, I checked my spam folder).

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