SiteShoter v1.42 - Take a screenshot of a Web site
Copyright (c) 2008 - 2011 Nir Sofer

See Also

  • SeqDownload: Download serquence of radar or satellite images from Web sites and play their animation in your Web browser.
  • SysExporter - Grab data from list-view, tree-view, combo box, WebBrowser control, and text-box.
  • NK2Edit - Edit, merge and fix the AutoComplete files (.NK2) of Microsoft Outlook.


SiteShoter is a small utility that allows you to save a screenshot of any Web page into a file. It automatically creates hidden window of Internet Explorer, loads the desired Web page, and than save the entire content of the Web page into an image file (.png, .jpg, .tiff, .bmp or .gif). You can also use SiteShoter to convert .html file on your local drive into image file.
You can use SiteShoter in user interface mode, or alternatively, you can run SiteShoter in command-line mode without displaying any user interface.

System Requirements

This utility works on Windows XP, Window 2003 Server, Window 2008 Server, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. You can also use this utility in Windows 2000, if GDI+ is installed.

Notice for IE9

If Internet Explorer 9.0 is installed on your system, SiteShoter will use the version 7.0 of Internet Explorer. In order to force SiteShoter to use IE9, you have to add the .exe file of SiteShoter into the Registry.
You can see an example of how to do it in the following forum page: _IECreateEmbedded embed old ie version (7 when 9 is installed) Please help thanks!

Versions History

  • Version 1.42
    • Fixed bug: SiteShoter failed to save the file with %url% variable if the Web site URL specified a port number (For example: )
  • Version 1.41
    • Added /start command-line option, which allows you to run SiteShoter with user interface, and automatically press the Start button to start to Web site capture procrss.
  • Version 1.40
    • New feature for 'Multiple URLs' mode - You can now execute every URL in a separated SiteShoter child process.
  • Version 1.38
    • Added Drag & Drop support. When you drag .html file, it'll be set as source file to capture as screenshot. When you drag gif/png/jpg file, it'll be set as image file to save.
  • Version 1.37
    • When using SiteShoter from command-line, it now returns error code when there is an error during navigation. (See error codes below)
  • Version 1.36
    • Added support for %name% variable to take only the name of domain. For example, from, you'll get 'google' string.
  • Version 1.35
    • SiteShoter now saves the image in a new method, so all Java applets and other 3-party components are now saved properly.
    • Added 'Browse...' button to URL field in order to easily choose html file for converting it to image.
  • Version 1.31
    • Fixed bug: SiteShoter failed to create screenshots of very large Web pages when there was not enough memory in the video card. SiteShoter now uses the computer memory instead of the video card memory.
  • Version 1.30
    • Added new options: 'Save Config' and 'Load Config'
    • Added new command-line option: /LoadConfig - Start SiteShoter with the specified config file.
    • Added new command-line option: /RunConfig - Take a screenshot according to the specified config file, without displaying any UI.
  • Version 1.21
    • Added %count% variable. (For example: if you set the filename to nirsoft%count%.png, the created filenames will be nirsoft1.png, nirsoft2.png, nirsoft3.png, and so on...)
  • Version 1.20
    • Added new option: 'Take a screenshot of this Web page every...'
  • Version 1.18
    • Fixed bug with dialog-box resizing.
    • Added %host% variable.
  • Version 1.17
    • The main dialog-box is now resizable.
  • Version 1.16
    • When cut width/height are negative numbers, the cut width/height values will be subtract from the total width/height of the page. This feature can be useful if you want to cut a footer of a Web page. For example, if the number of pixels in footer of the Web page is 100, put -100 in the Cut Height field.
  • Version 1.15
    • Added support for handling a sequence of URLs, saved in a text file. (The URLs should be delimited by CRLF)
  • Version 1.10
    • Added support for automatically saving the URL in filename (%url%)
    • Added AutoComplete for filename field.
  • Version 1.09
    • Added support for current date/time Formatting in the save filename.
  • Version 1.08
    • Added new option: Cut Web page in the specified location.
  • Version 1.07
    • Added AutoComplete support for the URL text-box.
    • Fixed bug: Accelerator keys didn't work...
  • Version 1.06
    • Fixed a GDI resources leak.
  • Version 1.05
    • New option: Automatically extend browser size according to Web page
  • Version 1.00 - First release.

Using SiteShoter

SiteShoter doesn't require any installation process or additional DLL files. In order to start using it, simply run the executable file (SiteShoter.exe)
After you run it, type the URL of the Web page that you want to capture, and select the image filename that you want to save. You can also modify the other options, like browser width/height, disable Flash, and so on. Click the 'Start' button and wait a few seconds until the Web site is loaded and saved into a file. (The default timeout value is 10 seconds, you may change it according to your needs)

Automatically extend browser size according to Web page

Starting from version 1.05, SiteShoter allows you to extend the Web browser size according to the size of the Web page, so the entire Web page will be captured. However, be aware that this feature won't work on Web pages with multiple frames.
Also, when this feature is turned on, you can limit the maximum allowed browser size by using the 'Maximum Width' and 'Maximum Height' fields.

Using The URL In The Saved Filename

If you want to use the URL of the Web site as the saved filename, simply use the %url% variable in the filename field. You can also use the %host% variable to get only the host name, without the other parts of the URL or %name%, to get only the name inside the domain (%name% of will be 'yahoo').
For example: c:\temp\%url%.png

Formatting Save Filename With Current Date/Time

Starting from version 1.09, you can use the following special SiteShoter variables for formatting the filename according to the current date or time:
  • %time:[format]%
  • %date:[format]%

The time format string may contain the following elements: (The format string is case sensitive !)
hHours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour clock.
hhHours with leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour clock.
H Hours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 24-hour clock.
HH Hours with leading zero for single-digit hours; 24-hour clock.
m Minutes with no leading zero for single-digit minutes.
mm Minutes with leading zero for single-digit minutes.
s Seconds with no leading zero for single-digit seconds.
ss Seconds with leading zero for single-digit seconds.
t One character time-marker string, such as A or P.
tt Multicharacter time-marker string, such as AM or PM.

The date format string may contain the following elements: (The format string is case sensitive !)
d Day of month as digits with no leading zero for single-digit days.
dd Day of month as digits with leading zero for single-digit days.
ddd Day of week as a three-letter abbreviation.
dddd Day of week as its full name.
M Month as digits with no leading zero for single-digit months.
MM Month as digits with leading zero for single-digit months.
MMM Month as a three-letter abbreviation.
MMMM Month as its full name.
y Year as last two digits, but with no leading zero for years less than 10.
yy Year as last two digits, but with leading zero for years less than 10.
yyyy Year represented by full four digits.

Here's some examples for filename strings with date/time format:

Be aware that if a folder formated with date/time doesn't exist, SiteShoter will automatically create it for you.

Using SiteShoter From Command-Line

In order to take a screenshot of a Web page from command-line, you can use one or more from the following command-line parameters. Any parameter that you don't specify in the command-line is automatically loaded from the configuration file of SiteShoter (SiteShoter.cfg).
/LoadConfig <Config Filename> Start SiteShoter with the specified config file.
/RunConfig <Config Filename> Take a screenshot according to the specified config file, without displaying any UI. If you also specify other config parameters (like /URL or /Filename), they'll override the values stored in the config file.
/Start Simply run SiteShoter with the user interface, and then automatically press the start button, for starting the Web site capture process automatically.
/URL <http://...> Specifies the address of the Web page or HTML file on your local drive.
/Filename <Filename> Specifies the filename that you want to save
/BrowserWidth <Width in pixels> Specifies the width of browser window, in pixels.
/BrowserHeight <Height in pixels> Specifies the height of browser window, in pixels.
/BrowserAutoSize <0 | 1> Automatically extend the Web browser size according to the size of the Web page. Specify 1 to enable this feature, 0 to disable
/MaxBrowserWidth <Width in pixels> Specifies the maximum allowed width of browser window, in pixels. Only relevant when BrowserAutoSize is enabled.
/MaxBrowserHeight <Height in pixels> Specifies the maximum allowed height of browser window, in pixels. Only relevant when BrowserAutoSize is enabled.
/BrowserTimeout <Timeout in milliseconds> Specifies the number of milliseconds to wait for the Web page to load.
/JpegQuality <Jpeg Quality [0 - 100]> Specifies the quality of Jpeg file. 100 - the best quality. On relevant when you save into a .jpg file.
/ImageSizePerCent <Image size in %> Specifies the size of the saved image, in percent of the browser window. For example: if you specify that the browser window is 640x480, and the image percent value is 50%, the saved image will be 320x240
/DisableScrollBars <0 | 1> Specifies whether you want to disable the scrollbars of the main browser window. Specify 1 to disable or 0 to enable.
/DisableJavaScript <0 | 1> Specifies whether you want to disable the JavaScript component of the Web browser.
/DisableFlash <0 | 1> Specifies whether you want to disable the Flash components appears on the Web page.
/OpenImageAfterSave <0 | 1> Specifies if you want to open the saved image file with the default image viewer.
/CutWebPage <0 | 1> Specifies if you want to cut the Web page in the location specified in CutLeft, CutTop, CutWidth, and CutHeight parameters.
/CutLeft <Left in pixels>
/CutTop <Top in pixels>
/CutWidth <Width in pixels>
/CutHeight <Height in pixels>
Specifies the location the you want to cut the Web page. (Only when CutWebPage = 1)
/URLMode <1 | 2> Specifies the URL mode.
1 = Single URL, the URL is taken from /URL parameter. 2 = Multiple URLs. The URL list is taken from a text file specified in /URLsFilename
/URLsFilename <URL Text Filename> /URLsFilename
Specifies the URL filename when URLMode = 2.

Here's some examples:
SiteShoter.exe /URL /Filename "c:\temp\nirsoft.png" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 800 /BrowserHeight 2000 /ImageSizePerCent 50
SiteShoter.exe /URL /Filename "c:\temp\microsoft.png" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 1024 /BrowserHeight 1500 /ImageSizePerCent 100 /DisableJavaScript 1
SiteShoter.exe /URL /Filename "c:\temp\weather.tiff" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 1024 /BrowserHeight 2000 /ImageSizePerCent 100 /DisableFlash 1
SiteShoter.exe /URL /Filename "f:\temp\yahoo.jpg" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 1024 /BrowserHeight 768 /ImageSizePerCent 100 /JpegQuality 50
SiteShoter.exe /URL /Filename "c:\temp\cnet.png" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserAutoSize 1
SiteShoter.exe /URL "c:\temp\mypage.html" "c:\temp\mypage.png"
SiteShoter.exe /RunConfig "c:\temp\site1.cfg"
SiteShoter.exe /RunConfig "c:\temp\site1.cfg" /URL

Using SiteShoter Command-Line Inside 'Command Prompt' window

Be aware that if you use SiteShoter from command-line inside a 'Command Prompt' window, you must specify two % characters instead of one (e.g: c:\temp\mysite%%time:HHmm%%.jpg), that's because the 'Command Prompt' window parses everything that is enclosed with '%' as system variable before passing it to SiteShoter...

Error Codes

The following error codes are returned when using SiteShoter from command-line. If there was no error, the return value is 0.

Status code stringHex ValueInt ValueDescription
INET_E_INVALID_URL(0x800C0002L) -2,146,697,214URL string is not valid.
INET_E_NO_SESSION (0x800C0003L)-2,146,697,213No session found.
INET_E_CANNOT_CONNECT(0x800C0004L)-2,146,697,212Unable to connect to server.
INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND(0x800C0005L)-2,146,697,211Requested resource is not found.
INET_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND(0x800C0006L)-2,146,697,210Requested object is not found.
INET_E_DATA_NOT_AVAILABLE(0x800C0007L)-2,146,697,209Requested data is not available.
INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILURE(0x800C0008L)-2,146,697,208Failure occurred during download.
INET_E_AUTHENTICATION_REQUIRED(0x800C0009L)-2,146,697,207Requested navigation requires authentication.
INET_E_NO_VALID_MEDIA(0x800C000AL)-2,146,697,206Required media not available or valid.
INET_E_CONNECTION_TIMEOUT(0x800C000BL)-2,146,697,205Connection timed out.
INET_E_INVALID_REQUEST(0x800C000CL)-2,146,697,204Request is invalid.
INET_E_UNKNOWN_PROTOCOL(0x800C000DL)-2,146,697,203Protocol is not recognized.
INET_E_SECURITY_PROBLEM(0x800C000EL)-2,146,697,202Navigation request has encountered a security issue.
INET_E_CANNOT_LOAD_DATA(0x800C000FL)-2,146,697,201Unable to load data from the server.
INET_E_CANNOT_INSTANTIATE_OBJECT(0x800C0010L)-2,146,697,200Unable to create an instance of the object.
INET_E_REDIRECT_FAILED(0x800C0014L)-2,146,697,196Attempt to redirect the navigation failed.
INET_E_REDIRECT_TO_DIR(0x800C0015L)-2,146,697,195Navigation redirected to a directory.
INET_E_CANNOT_LOCK_REQUEST(0x800C0016L)-2,146,697,194Unable to lock request with the server.
INET_E_USE_EXTEND_BINDING(0x800C0017L)-2,146,697,193Reissue request with extended binding.
INET_E_TERMINATED_BIND(0x800C0018L)-2,146,697,192Binding is terminated.
INET_E_CODE_DOWNLOAD_DECLINED(0x800C0100L)-2,146,697,960Permission to download is declined.
INET_E_RESULT_DISPATCHED(0x800C0200L)-2,146,696,704Result is dispatched.
INET_E_CANNOT_REPLACE_SFP_FILE (0x800C0300L)-2,146,696,448Cannot replace a protected System File Protection (SFP) file.

Translating SiteShoter to other languages

In order to translate SiteShoter to other language, follow the instructions below:
  1. Run SiteShoter with /savelangfile parameter:
    SiteShoter.exe /savelangfile
    A file named SiteShoter_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SiteShoter utility.
  2. Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  3. Translate all string entries to the desired language. Optionally, you can also add your name and/or a link to your Web site. (TranslatorName and TranslatorURL values) If you add this information, it'll be used in the 'About' window.
  4. After you finish the translation, Run SiteShoter, and all translated strings will be loaded from the language file.
    If you want to run SiteShoter without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification !


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


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SiteShoter is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of SiteShoter, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'siteshoter_lng.ini', and put it in the same folder that you Installed SiteShoter utility.

LanguageTranslated ByDateVersion
ArabicAbo Rehaam27/08/20111.42
Brazilian PortuguesePaulo Guzmán04/07/20121.42
Czech Čampulka Jiří26/04/20111.41
DanishMichael Ø. Andersen (2010)27/12/20101.40
DutchJan Verheijen07/01/20151.42
DutchJan Verheijen17/12/20101.40
French papoo29/07/20091.37
French Logiciels gratuits05/01/20091.30
Galician Xosé Antón Vicente Rodríguez30/03/2008 
German«Latino» auf WinTotal.de12/03/20141.42
Greek geogeo.gr16/12/20101.40
Hungarian Hevesi János08/06/2008 
Indonesian Nicholas18/07/20091.36
ItalianFabio Mastroianni20/03/2008 
ItalianCesare Margutti28/09/20091.01
NorwegianLeif Roger Kolberg06/06/20091.35
Persian DinoTechno10/03/20221.42
Romanian Jaff (Oprea Nicolae)14/03/20121.42
Russian Pavel Kravchenko17/12/20101.40
RussianValerij Romanovskij, Postavy18/12/20101.40
Russian P.Kravchenko && Dm.Yerokhin29/04/20111.42
Simplified Chineserenda13/06/2009 
Simplified ChineseZjZ03/05/2009v1.35
SlovakFrantišek Fico09/02/20171.42
SpanishAntonio Fernandez-Gimenez22/04/2008 
Spanish Ricardo A. Rivas11/09/2008 
Spanish Paco Fdez03/05/20091.35
SwedishLeif Larsson och Peter Tillman18/05/20091.35
Taiwanese 臺灣共和國22/03/2008 
Traditional Chinese Wilson Ko21/03/2008 
Traditional Chinese 發夢 King16/06/20091.36
Traditional Chinesealien051231/10/20111.42
Thai Tablets Review Thailand05/10/20141.42
TurkishHARUN ARI05/08/20111.42
Valencian vjatv01/04/2008