Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Taking screen captures of websites

Here's a great way to programmatically create screen captures of sites. It uses a python script to access WebKit and generate a PNG. It would be fairly easy to add some logic to make it crawl a site to show clients. We had to use this to grab some shots of a site for a routing phase of a pharmaceutical project.

There is also another program called Paparazzi! It provides a GUI and allows a little bit of interactivity for clicking through.