script to make webpage snapshot

Michael Ross gmx at
Thu Aug 11 23:05:04 UTC 2016

Am .08.2016, 00:28 Uhr, schrieb Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at>:

> Dear Experts,
> Could someone recommend a script or utility one can run from command line
> on Linux or UNIX machine to make a snapshot image of webpage?

ports/lang/phantomjs. Can do PNG, GIF, JPG and PDF.



> We have a signage (xibo) and whoever creates/changes content, likes to  
> add
> URLs of some webpages there. All works well if these are webpages on our
> servers (which are pretty fast), but some external servers often take  
> time
> to respond and take time to assemble the page, in addition these servers
> sometimes get really busy, and when response is longer than time devoted
> for that content in signage window, this window hangs forever with blank
> white field until you restart client. Trivial workaround: just to get
> snapshot image (as, say daily cron job), and point signage client to that
> snapshot definitely will solve it, and simultaneously we will stop  
> bugging
> other people servers often without much need for it. I amd trying to  
> avoid
> mirroring that URL content, hence I decided not to use wget or curl.
> But when I tried to search for some utility or script that makes webpage
> snapshot, I discovered that my ability to search degraded somehow...
> Thanks for all your pointers!
> Valeri
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