Thumbshots.org provides thumbshots for DMOZ website. I think this feature is very cool.
I want to do the same thing for my link indexing site. Many websites in my directory are not in DMOZ so I cannot only use thumbshots.org's service.
I wonder if Perl can do this: Visit websites automatically and print(save) the homepage of the destination website in Image format.
I think first I need to have Perl visit those site, I know that can be realized by LWP.
Next, I wonder if I shall have perl save the homepage locally and then convert the html page into image format.
Regarding the 2nd step, I have no idea about how to achieve that. I searched Internet and did not find useful information about Convert HTML to Image in Linux.
I know there are some programs can convert HTML to PDF in linux. Can anybody give me a hint how to convert HTML to Image (GIF,PNG,JPEG) in linux?
Thanks a lot!