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Need server software for Debian that will take screen shots of submitted URL's

Posted on 2007-11-19
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I'm writing a web application that needs to show thumbnails of web pages created by my users.  What I need is software that runs on Debian that can somehow take a screen shot of a submitted URL and save it to the server.  I know there are some services out there that do this, but I needs the screen shots to render immediately instead of being thrown into a queue.

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by:Luxana
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Hi zumpoof

what do yo mean taking screen shot of submitted URL ? Do you wan to take screenshot of web browser ???

thanks
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by:zumpoof
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What I'm looking for is something that will give me a thumbnail image of a webpage.  I'd like to create something like this:

http://www.artviper.com/tools.php#thumbnails
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well I would script which will do something like:

use "xwininfo" to get window id
then use "xwd" to take screenshot ( oss supply the area of the screen)
and then use "convert" to resize it

automate it with cron and send it to server with rsync.



 
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