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Urlbox.io is now Urlbox.com

January 31, 2024

Chris Roebuck

We've purchased and switched to Urlbox.com

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We're Hiring: Full Stack TypeScript Developer

January 30, 2024

Chris Roebuck

We're looking for a developer that values managing themselves, thrives in a calm and well organised environment and is perpetually curious about web technologies.

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4 min read

Automate Email Archiving by Converting Email to Image at Scale

October 27, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Learn how to convert email to image at scale for various use cases and archive them automatically.

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7 min read

Protect Your Intellectual Property: Best Tools for Monitoring Copyright Infringement

October 12, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Dive into the importance of monitoring your intellectual property and discover four tools that can help you protect against thieves.

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8 min read

How to block image requests with puppeteer

October 5, 2023

Chris Roebuck

Learn how to block image requests in puppeteer with request interception

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7 min read

Top 5 Advanced Visualping Alternatives to Monitor Websites for Changes

October 4, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Looking for a more advanced Visualping alternative to tracking website changes? Our guide outlines to top 5 options, detailing features and benefits. Let’s dive in!

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8 min read

5 Best GetScreenshot Alternatives That Can Integrate With Zapier

September 25, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover five powerful alternatives to GetScreenshot that integrate with Zapier for enhanced automation and productivity. Explore their unique strengths and integration capabilities.

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6 min read

How AI is Enhancing Web Monitoring

September 12, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Explore how AI is revolutionizing the web monitoring process, offering new capabilities and insights at a scale that was previously unimaginable.

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7 min read

6 Apiflash Alternatives to Capture Screenshots at Scale

September 5, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Explore top alternatives to Apiflash for capturing high-quality screenshots. Compare features, pricing, and find the best fit for your needs.

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8 min read

How to Classify Web Pages with ChatGPT

August 28, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Delve into the practical applications and benefits of web page classification for businesses with the help of ChatGPT.

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7 min read

What Is AI Detection and How Does It Work

August 18, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Delve into what AI detection is and shed some light on the latest techniques employed by researchers, developers, and business owners to distinguish between human and AI-created texts.

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7 min read

Top 6 Browshot Alternatives for Pixel Perfect Screenshots

August 9, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Discover a curated list of the top 6 Browshot alternatives for pixel-perfect screenshots.

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9 min read

How to Summarize Articles with ChatGPT

July 27, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover the best ways to summarize articles with ChatGPT and the pros and cons of each method in terms of accuracy and costs.

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8 min read

Capture screenshots from a list of URLs in google sheets

July 20, 2023

Chris Roebuck

This guide will walk you through how to automate screenshot capture from a list of URLs in google sheets.

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11 min read

Here's How AI Can Help You Analyze Web Content

July 19, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Here's how AI can help you analyze web content faster and more accurately than ever before.

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9 min read

Best 6 ShrinkTheWeb Alternatives to Generate Website Thumbnails and Screenshots

July 7, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Explore the best 6 ShrinkTheWeb alternatives you can rely on to generate website thumbnails and capture high-quality screenshots of web pages

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8 min read

Top 6 Pagepeeker Alternatives to Keep Track of Competitors

June 28, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Discover 6 of the best Pagepeeker alternatives to automate your workflow and track competitors.

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8 min read

Monitor Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) for Specific Keywords

June 16, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Here’s how SERP monitoring and keyword tracking complement each other to support effective SEO.

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9 min read

The Best Pagescreen Alternatives for Website Screenshots

June 9, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover five of the best Pagescreen alternatives, their key features, and why you might want to use them.

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9 min read

Why Tracking Customer Feedback is Crucial for Business Success

May 29, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Explore the five ways to monitor customer feedback and the key steps to get the most out of social media comments.

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8 min read

Best Ways to Save and Download Twitter Threads

May 24, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Learn the best ways to save Twitter threads and how to automatically download them by capturing Twitter screenshots at scale.

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9 min read

How to extract text from webpages

May 12, 2023

Jonathan Markwell

Get text in markdown format from a page at the same moment as taking a screenshot

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3 min read

The Best 6 Screenshot Guru Alternatives for Automated Screenshots

May 11, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover 6 Screenshot Guru alternatives you can use to capture screenshots automatically.

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10 min read

Why Testing Your Website on Different Screen Sizes is Critical for User Experience

April 28, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover why testing your website on different screen sizes is critical for user experience and learn how to do it.

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12 min read

5 MirrorWeb Alternatives for Website Archiving

April 19, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Explore five MirrorWeb alternatives for website archiving: Urlbox.io, Stillio, PageFreezer, Wayback Machine, and Archive.today.

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8 min read

How SaaS Companies Can Automate Documentation with Screenshots

April 12, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Explore the benefits of automating documentation with screenshots and how the Urlbox screenshot service API can help.

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7 min read

How to Generate and Store Daily Screenshots of Your Website

March 31, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Learn how to automatically generate and store daily screenshots of any website.

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7 min read

Render screenshots and HTML using chatGPT

March 28, 2023

Chris Roebuck

With the Urlbox ChatGPT plugin, you can ask ChatGPT to generate screenshots and render any HTML you can dream of.

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6 min read

Why Your Business Needs a Data Archiving Strategy

March 17, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Learn what data archiving is, why it's important, and the best practices and benefits associated with implementing a data archiving solution.

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6 min read

How to Take Scrolling Screenshots at Scale

March 13, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover three ways to capture scrolling screenshots at scale regardless of your technical knowledge.

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6 min read

Best Tools to Screenshot Multiple URLs in Bulk

March 1, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Find the best tools to screenshot multiple URLs in bulk regardless of your tech stack.

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12 min read

Comparing the 5 Best Website Monitoring Tools for Small Businesses

February 20, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover 5 of the best website monitoring tools for small businesses to help monitor your website's health and performance.

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9 min read

A Comparison of The 5 Best HTML Code to Image Converters in 2023

February 10, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Take a look at the five best HTML code to image converters with detailed features and pricing.

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9 min read

3 Ways to Programmatically Convert HTML to Images

February 5, 2023

Jonathan Markwell

Introducing a quick reference guide to using Playwright, Puppeteer, Selenium and more to programmatically generate images, documents and screenshots.

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2 min read

Everything You Need to Know About Data Archiving Tools for Regulatory Compliance

February 1, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Learn about the importance of data archiving for regulatory compliance, different types of archives and the best archiving tools available on the market.

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11 min read

Online Reputation Monitoring Tips and Best Practices

January 20, 2023

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Monitoring your online reputation is essential to maintain a positive brand image. Read on to discover tips and best practices.

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8 min read

How to Take Full Page Screenshots - Best Tools and Most Common Use Cases

January 17, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Follow step-by-step instructions on how to take full page screenshots and save them in different formats with the best tools and apps.

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9 min read

How to Use an HTML to PDF API to Generate PDFs in Your Web Application

January 13, 2023

Dan Cucolea

Here's how to use an HTML to PDF API to generate professional high-quality PDF files for your web application.

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6 min read

How to Convert HTML to PNG Images with Python

January 9, 2023

Dave Mateer

If you want to create website screenshots using Python here are some popular options.

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11 min read

Preparing For A Successful Product Launch: Everything You Need to Know

December 22, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Here's how to prepare and run a successful product launch to create a solid first impression.

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11 min read

Scrolling Website Screenshots

December 14, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Create scolling videos of long web pages programmatically

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2 min read

How to Convert HTML to PDF in Python

December 14, 2022

Victor Elezua

There are lots of tools on the market that make it relatively easy to convert your HTML documents and web pages to PDF.

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11 min read

How to Monitor and Keep Track of Website Changes - 5 Online Tools to Use

December 13, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Discover 5 of the best tools you can use to monitor and keep track of website changes.

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10 min read

8 Best Brand Monitoring Tools to Supercharge Your Marketing Efforts in 2023

December 7, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover 8 of the best brand monitoring tools you can use in 2023 to supercharge your marketing efforts and boost your ROI.

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13 min read

GPU Accelerated Website Screenshots

December 7, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Render complex webpages faster with a hardware GPU.

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1 min read

Best Ways to Track Product Prices on Amazon and eBay

November 29, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Learn the best ways to track product prices on Amazon, eBay, or any other online store.

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8 min read

Animated Screenshots

November 29, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Create animated screenshots of your app with a single command.

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1 min read

Generate PDF documents from HTML with Urlbox

November 29, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

The full power of Urlbox's rendering engine so you and your designers can make beautiful reports.

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1 min read

Post HTML, CSS and JavaScript

November 22, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Generate images from HTML on the fly without having to host it at a URL

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1 min read

Screenshots by Webhook

November 22, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

No need to keep a request open while your screenshot is rendered

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1 min read

The Ultimate Guide to Brand Monitoring and How to Track Brand Mentions

November 21, 2022

Dan Cucolea

The best ways to keep track of your online brand mentions and tools you can use to automate brand monitoring.

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11 min read

How to extract custom metadata

November 15, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Get any data you want from a page at the same moment as taking a screenshot

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1 min read

Save screenshots (and more) to S3

November 15, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Store a screenshots, HTML and metadata in your own s3 bucket

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2 min read

How to Keep Archives of Web Pages With Website Screenshot Archive Tools

November 10, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Learn how to archive websites conveniently using the best screenshot service APIs and tools available today.

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8 min read

Extract Metadata with Screenshots

November 8, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Get publisher, title, date, author and more with every one of your screenshots

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2 min read

How to take screenshots with Zapier

November 8, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Use Zapier to integrate screenshots with over 5,000 apps

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1 min read

Generate an image or PDF from HTML

November 4, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Instead of sending in a URL to the API, send in a HTML snippet

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1 min read

Bulk screenshot generation with Urlbox

November 3, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Grab screenshots from a list of 100s of URLs

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1 min read

Block pop ups and hide cookie banners from screenshots

November 2, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Several solutions for removing these annoying banners and making your screenshots look a lot cleaner.

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1 min read

10 years of Urlbox: 10 ways to improve your screenshots (7 new for 2022)

November 1, 2022

Chris Roebuck

I rarely write about our business but this milestone felt worthy of an update.

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3 min read

Converting HTML To SVG At Scale - Top Tips, Tools, And APIs To Use

October 31, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Discover 3 of the best tools you can use to convert HTML to SVG at scale and how they work.

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8 min read

How to Take Screenshots in Django

October 31, 2022

Esther Vaati

In this article, you will explore several ways of automating screenshot capturing using Django, along with code implementation for each method.

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13 min read

Best Website Thumbnail APIs To Automatically Generate Webpage Previews

October 19, 2022

Dan Cucolea

This article will cover four of the best website thumbnail APIs you can use to automatically generate high-quality webpage previews.

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7 min read

Best Browserstack Alternatives For Automated Testing

October 10, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Discover 4 of the best Browserstack alternatives broken down by their unique functionalities, features, and pricing.

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9 min read

How to Capture Ad Screenshots And Automate Tear Sheets

September 30, 2022

Dan Cucolea

In this article, you'll learn how to automatically create tear sheets of different ad campaigns and share them with your clients, regardless of the ads' placement.

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8 min read

How To Screenshot a Web Page - The Full Guide

September 23, 2022

Dan Cucolea

This article will teach you how to screenshot a web page based on what you plan on doing with the final image.

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10 min read

How to Add Website Screenshots to a Laravel Application

September 22, 2022

Amr Abdou

In this article, you will explore several ways of automating screenshot capturing using Laravel, along with code implementation for each method.

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13 min read

How to make puppeteer wait for page to load

September 19, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Because sometimes it's not as easy as waiting for the Page load event!

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14 min read

How To Create a Swipe File with Google Sheets and Zapier

September 14, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Learn how to create your own swipe file using no-code tools and share it with your followers, employees, or clients.

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9 min read

Scripts to Take Website Screenshots from the Command Line (Linux and macOS)

September 2, 2022

Alvin Charity

This article will show you how to take screenshots of webpages from the command line.

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18 min read

Top Restpack Alternatives For Website Snapshots - What To Look For

August 29, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Thinking of switching from Restpack for your website screenshots? Look no further. In this article, we explore the top Restpack alternatives for website snapshots.

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6 min read

Best Social Media Archive Tools and APIs

August 19, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Best social media archive tools that help you keep your social media records safe and accessible to protect yourself against lawsuits.

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10 min read

Capturing a Screenshot of a Webpage in ASP.NET Core

August 18, 2022

Ivan Kahl

This article will show you how to take screenshots of webpages in an ASP.NET Core application without JavaScript.

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26 min read

How to Take a Screenshot of a Web Page with Clojure

August 11, 2022

Yehonathan Sharvit

This article will show you how to take screenshots of webpages in an ASP.NET Core application without JavaScript.

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8 min read

Convert Links To PDF At Scale - Best Screenshot APIs and Tools

August 10, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Converting a webpage to PDF can be daunting, especially if you want a high-quality document. Learn how to convert links to PDFs at scale using screenshot APIs and tools.

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7 min read

HTML to Image

August 5, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Turn your HTML and CSS into images for easy sharing.

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2 min read

URL to Image

August 5, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Convert a URL into an Image in the favourite format for taking screenshots of websites.

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6 min read

Html2Canvas Alternatives: Comparing The Top 4 Website Screenshot APIs and Libraries

July 29, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

This article compares the top 4 website screenshot APIs and JS libraries you can use to replace Html2Canvas.

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8 min read

How to Take a Screenshot of a Web Page with Rust

July 29, 2022

Ivan Kahl

In this article, you'll learn how to take screenshots in Rust using several Rust crates.

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15 min read

Top 6 Wayback Machine Alternatives - Archive Sites With Automated Screenshots

July 19, 2022

Dan Cucolea

In this article, we share six of the best Wayback Machine alternatives you can use to archive sites and web pages with the help of automated screenshots.

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11 min read

Screenshot Machine Alternatives for Full Page Screenshots

July 8, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Looking for a Screenshot Machine alternative for full-page screenshots? We've got you covered! Here's the full list of the most reliable screenshot APIs.

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7 min read

How to Take Screenshots with Ruby on Rails

July 6, 2022

Corinn Pope

We’ll show you 4 different ways to take website screenshots using Rails. Puppeteer & Goover, Cloudinary + URL2png, html2canvas and Urlbox.

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15 min read

The Best Website Screenshot Generator Tools and APIs

June 29, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

We've put together this list of the best website screenshot generators to help you find the one best suited for your use case. Check out the full list here!

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9 min read

Generating Website Screenshots With Ruby

June 29, 2022

Bilal Budhani

I will explore different approaches to generating website screenshots with Ruby using Selenium, Grover, Playwright and Urlbox

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5 min read

Automatic Screenshot Tools - An In-Depth Look at the Top 3 Stillio Alternatives

June 17, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Looking for a reliable Stillio alternative for fast and responsive website screenshots? Take a look at the best 3 options on the market today and pick your favorite.

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9 min read

How to Take a Screenshot of a Website Using PHP

June 17, 2022

James Walker

We'll look at four different ways in which you can produce high-quality captures, including methods which require no JavaScript knowledge

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11 min read

How to Take Website Screenshots With Elixir

June 9, 2022

Allan MacGregor

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to take website screenshots with Elixir using different methods.

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12 min read

Golang Website Screenshots - The Ultimate Guide

June 7, 2022

Rexford Nyarko

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to take screenshots in Go using different methods.

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14 min read

Urlscan.io Alternatives for Mitigating the Risks of Cyber Attacks

May 27, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Discover 4 Urlscan.io alternatives and the best ways to prepare your business in case you ever get hacked.

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8 min read

Capturing Screenshots of Websites From URLs in C#

May 27, 2022

Jura Gorohovsky

If you're a seasoned C# backend developer with limited JavaScript skills, chances are you don't want to maintain a Node.js application.

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16 min read

Convert a Webpage to PDF Using APIs - The Complete Guide

May 18, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

Looking for a reliable way to convert webpages to PDFs? This guide includes everything you need to know, from building your own microservice to using APIs.

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8 min read

How to Take Website Screenshots With Java

May 13, 2022

Vikram Aruchamy

In this tutorial, you'll learn how to take screenshots in Java using different methods.

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12 min read

How to Generate Twitter Screenshots Automatically Using Twitter Screenshot Apps

May 10, 2022

Dan Cucolea

Here’s an overview of the best Twitter screenshot apps that help you generate Twitter screenshots automatically. Read on!

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6 min read

Using Python Scripts to Take Screenshots

May 6, 2022

Ravgeet Dhillon

It can be surprisingly tricky to take screenshots using Python, especially when JavaScript is involved.

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10 min read

Best HTML to PNG Converters. HTML to Image Tools - The Ultimate List

April 29, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

HTML to PNG screenshot converters are a dime a dozen, but which one will help you generate the screenshots you need? Here's a list of the five best HTML to image tools.

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9 min read

Html2Canvas vs PhantomJS vs Urlbox - A Comparison

April 15, 2022

Dan Cucolea

This article is a thorough comparison between HTML2Canvas, Phantom JS, and Urlbox, some of the leading website screenshot tools on the market. Read on!

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10 min read

Top 5 Website Screenshot APIs for Your Business

April 8, 2022

Maria-Cristina Muntean

There's a lot to know about website screenshot APIs, which is why we've created this guide. Here are 5 of the best website screenshot APIs and what makes them stand out from the crowd.

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16 min read

How To Detect Annoying Website Overlays, Modals and Popups

March 21, 2022

Alan Donohoe

It’s a wild, wild, web out there. There’s all sorts of odd servers, doing dodgy stuff when you visit them and take a screenshot.

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5 min read

Website screenshots with web fonts

March 14, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Render web fonts exactly as they look in your browser

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2 min read

Using AI To Classify Website Screenshots

March 7, 2022

Alan Donohoe

Written in Python, using the deep learning libraries of Keras on top of Tensorflow.

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10 min read

How to Take Screenshots with WordPress

March 2, 2022

James Ogilvie

Various ways of taking website screenshots with WordPress

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11 min read

Website screenshots with Apple-style emoji

February 28, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Render emoji exactly as they look on your iPhone, iPad or Mac

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2 min read

Automate website screenshots on a schedule

February 16, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Schedule website screenshots hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, or on a specific date with Urlbox screenshot API and Zapier.

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9 min read

Generate website screenshots from URLs in Airtable

February 16, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Learn how to grab a screenshot from a URL in a record in an Airtable base

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8 min read

HTML to PDF

February 14, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Design printable documents in HTML and CSS.

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2 min read

7 ways to take website screenshots with node.js and JavaScript

February 7, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Learn how to take website screenshots with node.js and javascript. Use puppeteer, playwright, electron, nightmare, selenium, phantomjs and urlbox to take website screenshots with javascript

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14 min read

How to take website screenshots with Puppeteer

February 7, 2022

Chris Roebuck

Learn how to capture website screenshots using headless chrome via the popular Puppeteer framework.

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18 min read

URL to PDF

January 31, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

The best way to prepare a URL for printing.

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7 min read

HTML to PNG

January 17, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

Turn your HTML and CSS into PNGs for easy sharing.

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2 min read

URL to PNG

January 3, 2022

Jonathan Markwell

The favourite format for taking screenshots of websites.

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6 min read


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