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I have used shutter and screenshot applications for a long time for taking screenshots.But they can only take screenshots as big as the physical screen.

Sometimes I have to take an screenshot of an whole webpage,because the page can't be saved properly by the browser or I want to include pop-up's as well.This situation requires a software that can take a screenshot longer than the physical screen.

Is there any software to do this?

Note that this question and it's answers are about webpage saving apps.They won't save pop-up's, which is essential in my case.I don't want a converter.I need an literal screenshot app or anything that could save the pop-up's as well.

And I use Mozilla Firefox, because it has really nice plugins.The solution should be working fot Firefox itself.

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possible duplicate of How can I take a screenshot of a whole web page? –  landroni Feb 17 '14 at 8:51
@landroni They won't save pop-up's, which is essential in my case.Thanks. –  Registered User Feb 17 '14 at 9:05
I don't know what you mean by pop-up, but does the answers given here help? –  Aditya Feb 17 '14 at 15:40
@Aditya I don't know what thing that is, but it looks like something similar to pop-up's.but it doesn't move. It is not saved as well. the specific link is this. –  Registered User Feb 18 '14 at 5:25
@Aditya no they don't work.shutter fails.the other does nothing. –  Registered User Feb 18 '14 at 5:30

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Here a list of applications that you can use from terminal:

wkhtmltopdf is a command line utility that converts html to pdf using webkit rendering engine.

sudo apt-get install wkhtmltopdf

The wkhtmltoimage utility shall take the screenshot of a given url, and save it as a png image. It uses the webkit rendering engine.

Download : http://code.google.com/p/wkhtmltopdf/downloads/list

Usage :

To use the wkthmltoimage utility simple run the command from terminal, giving the url and the name for the image file.

$ ./wkhtmltoimage-amd64 http://www.google.com google.png

It will create google.png in home directory with the screenshot of www.google.com

Other options :

wkhtmltoimage provides many options to customise the screenshot. Some examples are as follows :

Quality - Controls the quality/compression of the generation image. Default is 94

$ ./wkhtmltoimage-amd64 --quality 50 http://www.google.com google.png

Disable images

$ ./wkhtmltoimage-amd64 --no-images http://www.google.com google.png

Disable javascript

$ ./wkhtmltoimage-amd64 --disable-javascript http://www.google.com google.png

Crop the screenshot

$ ./wkhtmltoimage-amd64 --crop-h 300 --crop-w 300 --crop-x 0 --crop-y 0 http://www.google.com googl

Cutycapt is a utility to take the screenshot of a url, using the webkit rendering engine and save it to an image file.


sudo apt-get install subversion libqt4-webkit libqt4-dev g++ cutycapt

Usage To use cutycapt, simply run the command from the terminal, providing the url and the name for the output file.

$ cutycapt --url=http://www.google.com/ --out=google.png

It will create google.png file in home directory which would have the screenshot of www.google.com

khtml2png uses the konqueror rendering engine to create screenshots of web pages.




To install khtml2png, the program has to be compiled and build on the system.

sudo apt-get install kdelibs4-dev zlib1g-dev g++ cmake
Extract the khtml2png archive.
sudo checkinstall (this will create a deb file and install it , so that it can easily uninstalled later)

Usage To use khtml2png run the program from commandline providing the url and other options.

$ khtml2png2 --width 800 --height 600 http://www.google.com/ google.png

This would create a google.png in home directory with the screenshot of www.google.com.

Pywebshot uses python bindings embedded mozilla ( http://www.mozilla.org/unix/gtk-embedding.html )


sudo apt-get install python-gtkmozembed

Download pywebshot from https://github.com/coderholic/PyWebShot

Usage :

$ python pywebshot.py www.google.com -t 1024x768&lt;br /&gt;<br />Loading www.google.com... saved as www.google.com.png

It should create a www.google.com.png in the directory which has the screenshot of size 1024 x 768.

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+1 for the alternatives. –  SparKot ॐ Feb 17 '14 at 19:12
please check the commands.are they specific for amd64 system? I use i386 system. –  Registered User Feb 18 '14 at 5:22
No they are not specific for amd64. give them a try –  Ask Feb 18 '14 at 5:23

On firefox you can use a addon called Awsome Screenshot Capture plus

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Oh I did not see that you needed the pop-up window, I don't know whether it can do that. –  Wouter Feb 17 '14 at 9:07

If you're on Chrome, you can use Screen Capture extension which supports full page screenshots. Note that it may sometimes not work with HTTPS enabled pages.

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You can make use of some Firefox screenshot add-ons such as Awesome Screenshot, Fireshot, and Screengrab. If you don’t want to install any plug-in on your PC, you can search some online applications to screenshot a complete webpage. I’m currently using Webpage Screenshot Capture. It allows me to take screenshot of an entire webpage just with its URL. You can have a try.

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That application appears to be for Windows only. Presumably the Firefox plugin would work... but it is the same plugin suggesting in an answer to this other question that the asker of this question said doesn't do what is needed. –  Eliah Kagan Aug 8 '14 at 3:18

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