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How to make a screenshot of the site free?

Hello, dear readers. There are many paid and free programs, extensions, etc. for taking screenshots. However, how to get a screenshot of the site without all this burden and for free? It is about these online services that will be discussed in this article.

WebMorda - a representative of KazNet. In my opinion, the only one who really provides free services for creating screenshots. It is quite multifunctional. You can specify: size, resolution and quality of the screenshot. The query string is as follows:

http://www.webmorda.kz/site2img/index.php?u= {site url} & s = {screenshot size} & q = {screenshot quality} & r = {screenshot resolution}

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WebSnapr - the best and only service devoid of special complexes in the issue of free provision of their services. However, this does not mean that developers disdain paid services and rush to abandon the API with restricted access. However, T = 92? 70 and S = 202? 152 can be considered free. It should also be noted the speed of generation and periodic updating of screenshots of sites. The query string is:

http://images.websnapr.com/?url= {site url} & size = {screenshot size}

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BitPixels.com is a promising project, everything is free and without ads ... well, it's somehow not very hard to believe, but true. True, the time for generating screenshots is quite long. It is possible to specify the size, well, etc. The query string is:

http://www.bitpixels.com/getthumbnail?size= {screenshot size} & url = {url of the site}


WordPress.com is a blogging service on the WordPress engine. Here there was an undocumented opportunity to generate screenshots of sites for free. The quality is quite good, there are no watermarks, a simple call format, etc. I do not know just how much it will take, and whether they will block it, but nevertheless. The query string is:

http://s.wordpress.com/mshots/v1/ {encode site url} ? w = {screenshot width} & r = {probably screenshot resolution}

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sc.lir.u - I think that talking about LiveInternet (licrush) does not have a special meaning. Here, too, there is one undocumented opportunity to get a screenshot of the site for free. No watermarks, etc. everything is quite simple, convenient and understandable. I note that the screenshot is quite good quality. The query string is:

http://sc.li.ru/get.php?url= {url of encode site} & s = {screenshot size}

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thumbshots.org - I think this service needs no special presentation? Also provides shareware screenshots of 120? 90 pixels. In order to legalize, it is advised to put a direct link to the service where their services are used. There are paid rates. A special disadvantage is the very rare update of screenshots, the restriction on the screen area (often cut) and the need to wait a long time for the appearance of a screenshot of the new site. The query string is:

http://open.thumbshots.org/image.pxf?url= {site url}

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m-software - representative of Deutsch. It works quite fast, but there is a certain delay between creating new screenshots. At the same time, there are a number of quite interesting and flexible parameters. In exchange for the services they ask to put a link to their service. The query string is:

http://www.m-software.de/screenshot/Screenshot.png?scale= {screenshot scale} & url = {url of the site} & delay = {delay} & commingsoonimg = {url of the picture of expectations} & width = {width of the screenshot} & height = {screenshot height}

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SnapCasa - for registered users only. 500 thousand credits are given, but for some reason it turns out no more than 300 thousand queries and then, provided that the screenshots will have their watermarked signs and only 100 thousand without them. Although this is not so little . Somewhat embarrassing is the fact that the screenshot is taken at a screen resolution of 800x600, but that is what it is. The remaining options are paid.

http://snapcasa.com/get.aspx?code= {your id} & size = {screenshot size } & width = {screenshot width} & height = {screenshot height} & comp = {compression} & page = {full page} & url = { site url}

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girafa.com - call it free, you can with oh, very big stretch. To get a screenshot, you need to create your account, strictly on a specific site with the clarification: “It’s up to 2,000 images per day”. For each screenshot, you need to manually generate your URL. And the quality - wants the best. The remaining options are paid.

http://scst.srv.girafa.com/srv/i?i= {your id} & r = {url site} & s = {site id}

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thumbalizr - as such, is designed for a paid API-key, but as I noticed, it can also serve for free purposes. A feature of this service can be called the issuance of screenshots of any size from 0 to 1280 pixels, in width. The query string is:

http://www.thumbalizr.com/api/?url= {site url} & width = {screenshot width}

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Alexa Site Thumbnail is a very powerful service, it does not need to be presented. But since everything is not easy there, he left it for last. And so, all screenshots are generated on request to http://ast.amazonaws.com/Xino and require your registration, understanding of programming, settings, subscriptions, and the like. In order not to paint here the documentation in PDF format (74.8 Kb). Plus example PHP script to generate a screenshot. For a tick I will add another screenshot request update page (thanks to the maximum ).


That's all. If you have any interesting information on the affected topic - write comment, I will be grateful. Thanks for attention.