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Is there a website or bookmarklet which given a URL will output a screenshot of that page?

Ideally there should be options to resize the outputted image.

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a screenshot of what you are seeing right now (the current state of the dom) or just a screenshot of the website as it can be seen by others? –  akira Jul 1 '10 at 6:35
    
Both are good options, but the latter is what I'm more interested in. –  Senseful Jul 1 '10 at 7:01
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You can try Aviary

It's very simple: copy paste the url of the site and Aviary will load it up in its online image editor (see below)

They also have a Firefox addon and a bookmarklet, in which case it will fill in your current website for you (but on the same tab, so watch out!)

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This looks like it does what I want, unfortunately every URL I give it doesn't work. It just says "Uh oh! We couldn't perform the capture." –  Senseful Jul 1 '10 at 7:05
    
I recommend giving the Chrome extension a shot, worked flawlessly for me –  Ivo Flipse Jul 1 '10 at 9:03
    
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It does not have any other options except making a screenshot but worth mentioning it:

http://browsershots.org/

For editing you can use then some of the Online editing software

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I know it's not a web app or bookmarklet, but what I use for this purpose is a Firefox plugin called Screengrab. I don't know if that's an option for you, but you can give it a try (if you're using Firefox, of course; and I'm sure there will be other similar ones for other browsers)

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GreenShot

Try this software,a good piece of coding .

Just press PrintScreen on the keyboard -- a tool appears,and select the region of the screen shot, the image comes around !!

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This is Windows software. I changed the link from the .exe to the homepage. –  Rebecca Chernoff Aug 30 '10 at 12:41
    
yeah thanks @rchern!! that was great –  chetan Sep 3 '10 at 7:38
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I tried the web sites here, but they didn't work to well. Both Aviary and Browsershots were not pleasant to use. You should not use a webapp, but rather a browser extension for this.

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Check out the browshot API: https://browshot.com/api/documentation

You can specify any size for the thumbnail.

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If you are looking for a wordpress plugin that will automate the job for you than "Simple Website Screenshot" does a fantastic job. You can specify the thumbnail size etc.

http://www.digg-it.info/wordpress-simple-website-screenshot-v-0-5

We use it on our own website (http://productivewebapps.com) if you'd like to see an example of it in use! (Disclaimer: I am the owner of this site)

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This site is useful (with bookmarklet) or this Firefox Plugin (not working on Retina).

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I wanted something which could capture screenshots of a local server, so a web service like Browsershots wasn't what I wanted.

Therefore, using html2canvas I've made a bookmarklet which captures a screenshot locally, rendering elements with a canvas.

To use it, copy this as a bookmarklet:

(function(d,w,h,s,i){w[h]||(s=d.createElement('script'),s.src='//html2canvas.hertzen.com/build/html2canvas.js',d.body.appendChild(s));i=setInterval(function(){w[h]&&clearInterval(i)||w[h](d.body,{onrendered:function(c){w.open().document.body.appendChild(c)}})},250)}(document,window,'html2canvas'));

Then, click on it and possibly allow the pop-up it creates (the pop-up contains the screenshot).

For example, on Chrome you have to click on the right-most part of the address bar like so:

                                          screenshot

Then clicking on the link corresponding to the screenshot's pop-up to open it.

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