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Re: Website screenshot

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 06, 2007 at 03:14 UTC ( #593260=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Website screenshot

This will take multiple steps.
  1. First download a copy of the webpage using LWP::Simple
  2. Convert the HTML to PS.
  3. Convert the PS (PostScript) to either a PDF or Gif.
You'll simply have to google each of the above steps to find out how to do them.

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Re^2: Website screenshot
by Trimbach (Curate) on Jan 06, 2007 at 05:38 UTC
    2. Convert the HTML to PS.

    And after that you'd end up with a PDF or a gif of something that looked like this:

    <html> <head><title>This is an unrendered web page</title></head> <body> . . . </body>

    That's not exactly what the OP is trying to do... :-D

    Gary Blackburn
    Trained Killer

      Actually there is a program called html2ps that translates the rendered html to ps. I haven't had much luck getting it installed - but it would serve to do the trick.

      my @a=qw(random brilliant braindead); print $a[rand(@a)];
        True, but the key word here is "rendered html." Rendering the HTML of the page you want to screen capture is the most important (and most non-trivial) step, and it's that step that was omitted in the post I responded to. :-D

        Gary Blackburn
        Trained Killer

        I tried a similar thing a few years back, getting the page with wget, then using html2ps, then piping it to imagemagik. Unfortunatly it renders the 'screen' over multiple images. I never found a way to have it actually thumbnail it on one page (or after a certain screen size)

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