Turn webpage into picture

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by Kevin Ar18, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Sometimes I like to compare products on a webpage and the webpage is so huge that you have to scroll to see everything (which is not good when you want to compare things). Right now I'm forced to use printscreen and piece the images together so I can look at it in an image editor.

    Is there any kind of program that can take a webpage (including the parts you don't see on the screen) and make it into a picture?

    I know it's possible to program such a thing, but I doubt if there is anything like this. I thought I'd ask anyways.
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    None that i know of other than print screen as you mentioned.

    Surely having the page as a picture is no advantage and still involves scrolling ???
     
  3. yoyo

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    Some screenshot programs like Snagit have an autoscroll function, so that you can take a picture of the whole site. Seems however that I don't fully understand the question. You will then have a huge picture instead of a huge website.
    Btw Opera has a zoom feature.
     
  4. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    True, it does still involve scrolling, but here's what benefits I find when working with an image:

    1) Zooming in and out is quick and easy in an image editor, and there are many zoom levels.

    2) I mostly convert the page to a picture when I'm comparing lots of products. With an image editor, I can highlight the good features, mark in red the products that fall short and other such things -- very useful for a quick check on the product features. This features is probably the biggest reason I covert it to an image.

    3) I can cut out some of the products that I denfitely don't like and sometimes the image will be small enough that no scrolling is necessary anymore.
     
  5. Kevin Ar18

    Kevin Ar18 OSNN Senior Addict

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    :) You made your post while I was writing my last one.
    That program you mention sounds like it would do exactly what I need; however, I really need a free program. Do you know of any others off hand?
     
  6. yoyo

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    You can still use Snagit after the 30 day trial period. It then puts a small watermark "captured by Snagit" on the picture. Perhaps this won't disturb too much if the pictures are mainly for temporay use.
    Another program that has this autoscroll feature is HyperSnap-DX .
    Don't know a free one.
     
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    PCBoy, guess you still have many things to learn. Learning how to read threads carefully and learning how to search Google effectively would be starting points. :p
     
  9. there should be settings to set sample size and/or pixel depth.

    or open pic in another program, corel photopaint, fireworks, photoshop etc and re canvas, color depth or pixel size there to make a pic the size you need with smallest file size.

    i use fireworks for all my stuff as its made just for web graphics and does it in a sec...... you can export with multiple views to see quality and size of all the different ways you can change it.