Microlink screenshot

Take a screenshot of any website

#5 Product of the DayJuly 18, 2019
Take a screenshot of any website
Just enter a URL and you will receive a snapshot back, served from a global CDN.
You can consume it directly from your markup, taking advantage of the rest of Microlink API capabilities.
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8 Reviews5.0/5
Beautiful product! Delivers on everything πŸ‘
πŸ‘‹Hello, Hunters! I'm so excited to present to you Microlink screenshots, a programmatic way to take a screenshot of any website. Q: Yet another Screenshot as a service? Yes! but you will find this one is completely different. Q: Why is this different? What makes it stand out from the rest is the server-side solution: the screenshot image will be served from a CDN, being available globally and you won’t have to worry about downloading or storing it. Q: Why is this better? This allows the service to provide some extra things there, like automagically refreshing the screenshot after a time: this means the screenshot always reflects the content behind the target URL 🀯. Q: Will the screenshot be fancy? So fancy. Microlink screenshots support browser overlay (light and dark theme) and custom background color or gradient πŸ‘Œ. Q: How configurable is it? You can hide, click, wait or scroll to elements. Also, you can emulate a list of 71 devices. The screenshot can be full page and the output can be PNG or JPEG. Q: Can you block trackers, popups, etc? Sure, this is done by default. Q: Cookie banners as well? Yes, specially cookie banners πŸ™ƒ. Q: Sounds good, but what about pricing? It starts at $0. The API has a daily rate limit; If you reach it and you need more, you can jump to a pro plan, they are intentionally cheap. Q: How can I be sure all this is true? We did a comparison table of similar services and what kind of features they offer: http://bit.ly/saasforscreenshot
Live screenshot? Awesome.
@valdecarpentrie Yay! The most exciting thing there, compared with browser-side solution, it's the ability to refresh the screenshot, just magic ✨
Sounds good!πŸ‘ I like your q&a
Wow! Super cool :) Any plans of having GIF screenshots?
@hrishikesh1990 Thanks! That's a question suggested today and I started defining the shape, please take a look and feel free to comment your thoughts https://github.com/microlinkhq/o... πŸ™‚
@hrishikesh1990 like the idea, is it for pages with video embeded like airbnb use to have ?