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martind1
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Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page
      #610494 - 01/21/10 12:16 PM

Is there software out there that will show the entire page in the browser and not just what is "on screen" at the time?
I would like to automate screenshots of e-mails I send across webmail platforms (gmail, hotmail, yahoo, etc) without having to manually login and look at each e-mail.

Any suggestions?


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JakeBrake
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: martind1]
      #610631 - 01/22/10 08:04 AM

http://www.softwarecasa.com/snagit.html

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martind1
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: JakeBrake]
      #610723 - 01/23/10 04:53 PM

Anything free or open source?

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Suresh_Varma
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: martind1]
      #611801 - 02/01/10 01:08 AM

you can make use of Auto Screen shot. Its an freeware and it runs in background.
This tool captures the screen shots highlighted on the desktop with regular intervals.

http://www.theuds.com/load.php?lang=EN#autoscreenshot

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tmarshallva
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: Suresh_Varma]
      #611865 - 02/01/10 07:25 AM

I agree with Jake's recommendation of Snagit. It isn't free but it also isn't very expensive. I continually find new uses for it.

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Edited by tmarshallva (02/01/10 07:25 AM)


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dlai
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: tmarshallva]
      #687171 - 09/30/11 09:57 AM

That's sort of a hard one to tackle as most screenshot tools will just capture visible area that's already been rendered. So it's annoying to do it in an automated fashion.

The google screen capture plugin (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cpngackimfmofbokmjmljamhdncknpmg) uses JavaScript and Google's Chrome API to capture a screenshot of the web page directly from the browser's buffer. So that'll give you a better screenshot including the areas that are off screen.

In theory, you can use some of that code in your automation to do screen captures as you're automating going through the different web flows.


Another suggestion, is use a heavy-weight browser tool like QTP or TestComplete. They have methods for scrolling down the page and have functions of capturing screen areas. You can write some sort of loop so it'll capture the screen area of the page object, scroll down a page, capture again, etc... then repiece those images either via code or a batch process.

Along the lines of cost, I would advise no worrying about it. That $40,000 for a QTP license is really pennies compared to 1 week's salary of an entire dev team when a ship date is delayed a week.

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Edited by dlai (09/30/11 10:03 AM)


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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: dlai]
      #687544 - 10/04/11 03:40 PM

I agree with Jake. I hadn't tried snaggit till 2 years ago and was pleasantly surprised at its capability.

I believe they have a trial version available if you remain unconvinced.

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Ryltair
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: prtester]
      #695010 - 01/06/12 12:30 AM

I'm personally using Faststone Capture. It allows you to capture the entire page and it has a built-in editor to draw, amongst other things, circles and arrows and add commentary to the capture.

http://www.faststone.org/


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dlai
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: Ryltair]
      #714471 - 08/13/12 05:38 PM

Later on I discovered selenium has an api call for taking screenshots. It'll get everything inside the Page object so it'll capture whats covered by the scroll pane as well.

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lewisfrancis
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Re: Grab screenshot of the ENTIRE browser page [Re: dlai]
      #717514 - 10/04/12 01:04 PM

Couple free tools I use, fwiw:

Mac: Paparazzi!
http://derailer.org/paparazzi/

I use the following bookmarklet to have Paparazzi! open and grab the front-most page: javascript:location.href='paparazzi:'+location.href;

Win: URL2JPEG
http://www.url2jpeg.com

Edited by lewisfrancis (10/04/12 01:07 PM)


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