As always, I can find plenty of sites offering this service in exchange of a monthly payment... And today I found something new: A free site!
Works really good and fast!
Well, it's not that you can use this server for free. This is obviously an experiment or a private use that I just discovered accidentally.
The good news is that this is based on a free library you can download and install in your server (sorry for those like Godaddy, don't have access to install specific applications. You should use your own computer as an Internet Server)
- Upload to your webserver
- Make the
chmod +x /var/www/html/screen/bin/phantomjs
- Make your folder writable
- Open your browser to index.php
You can directly render the taken screen-shot with the
You can render any link as image by passing it as url parameter
You can specify height and width:
If you want to crop/clip the screen shot, you can do so like this:
Screenshot from api http://screen.microweber.com/shot.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2Fphp
You can also set width and height, for example if you want to test how a page looks on small resolution.http://screen.microweber.com/shot.php?url=m.facebook.com&w=300&h=100
- FontConfig must be installed -
apt-get/yum install fontconfig
- FreeType is also required -
apt-get/yum install freetype*
Is a library which runs an EXE file (for Windows. If you have Linux or MAc you can download the correspondant file)
Github download: https://github.com/microweber/screen
1) If you don't define a background color, it will render it with black.
2) You need to run a program.