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Grabbing Screenshots for a List of URLs

UPDATE: There’s a better tool for this job. View my new post about Pageres.

webkit2png is a great tool for taking automatic screenshots of websites. Here’s the project’s description: “With tall or wide pages that would normally require scrolling, it takes screenshots of the whole webpage, not just the area that would be visible in a browser window.”

Here’s one way to use this tool to grab an entire list of URLs. First, make a file containing URLs, one per line. Next, simply run this (set filename, output directory, and options as needed):

The “-F” argument will grab only a fullsize screenshot. There are many options to control sizing, filenames, scaling, and more. Run  webkit2png --help for available options.

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