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snapshot of a web page with image GD

web page snapshots like msn used to show..



6:24 pm on Jul 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi All,

I am new to image GD. I see that it can be used to do manipulations with images.. but, is there a way to generate snapshots of web pages and store it as an image with php and GD?

Thanks guys.


1:03 am on Jul 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The Problem with such a feature is, that you have to render the HTML, before you can take a snapshot. Since to my knowledge there is no Browser-Software that is implemented in PHP, you won't be able to use PHP to render the page, which also kind of makes it pointless to try and use GD to take the snapshot.

If you have control over the server, you can use other software to achieve something like it, e.g.: [babysimon.co.uk...] (*nix)


4:15 am on Jul 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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That was right on the money. Although I was looking for a windows solution, thanks for pointing me in the right direction.



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