Capturing screenshot of entire webpage

June 26th, 2009

Web pages can contain a lot of content and be very long. Too long in fact to create a screenshot by hitting the print screen button on your keyboard. So what we need is a utility called IECapt that takes the screenshot of the entire web page.

IECapt is an open source command line utility. It uses Internet Explorer to capture screenshots of entire webpages.

First you need to download it from its home page and extract the zip file to your Windows folder or some place that is in your PATH.

To use it you need to bring up the Windows commandline by clicking on the start menu > choosing run > and type "cmd" and press enter. Capture an image by typing in the following:

iecapt --url=http://example.com --out=examplescreenshot.png 

Replace http://example.com with the address of the webpage you want to screenshot.

If the screenshot does not come out right it may be because the page did not finish loading. So you can tell it to delay the capture:

iecapt --url=http://example.com --delay=5000 --out=examplescreenshot.png 

The delay is given in milliseconds so in the example above you are delaying capture by 5 seconds.

Take a look at an example screenshot of my homepage.

Using IECapt its possible to screenshot even the longest of webpages!

3 Responses to “Capturing screenshot of entire webpage”

  1. Kamran says:

    If one’s using FF, [url=http://pearlcrescent.com/products/pagesaver/]Pearl Crescent Page Saver[/url] works flawlessly too.

    Posted on 10 Jul 2009 Reply
    • Abdussamad Abdurrazzaq says:

      Thanks for the tip. I just installed it and it works great!

      Posted on 11 Jul 2009 Reply
  2. ari says:

    i use this neat addon with ff called ‘screengrab’. check it. great blog btw (y)

    Posted on 01 Oct 2010 Reply

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