||SiteShoter v1.42 - Take a screenshot of a Web site
Copyright (c) 2008 - 2011 Nir Sofer
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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.
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!
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- 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: http://mywebsite.com:8080 )
- 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 http://www.google.com, 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.
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 www.yahoo.com 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:
The time format string may contain the following elements: (The format string is case sensitive !)
|h||Hours with no leading zero for single-digit hours; 12-hour clock.
|hh||Hours 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
Any parameter that you don't specify in the command-line is automatically loaded from the configuration file of SiteShoter
/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.
Simply run SiteShoter with the user interface, and then automatically press the start button, for
starting the Web site capture process automatically.
||Specifies the address of the Web page or HTML file on your local drive.
||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
/DisableScrollBars <0 | 1>
Specifies whether you want to disable the scrollbars of the main browser window. Specify 1 to disable or 0 to enable.
/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>
Specifies the URL filename when URLMode = 2.
Here's some examples:
SiteShoter.exe /URL http://www.nirsoft.net /Filename "c:\temp\nirsoft.png" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 800 /BrowserHeight 2000 /ImageSizePerCent 50
SiteShoter.exe /URL http://www.accuweather.com/ /Filename "c:\temp\weather.tiff" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 1024 /BrowserHeight 2000 /ImageSizePerCent 100 /DisableFlash 1
SiteShoter.exe /URL http://www.yahoo.com /Filename "f:\temp\yahoo.jpg" /DisableScrollBars 1 /BrowserWidth 1024 /BrowserHeight 768 /ImageSizePerCent 100 /JpegQuality 50
SiteShoter.exe /URL http://www.cnet.com /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 http://www.cnet.com
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...
The following error codes are returned when using SiteShoter from command-line.
If there was no error, the return value is 0.
| Status code string||Hex Value||Int Value||Description|
|INET_E_INVALID_URL||(0x800C0002L)|| -2,146,697,214||URL string is not valid.|
|INET_E_NO_SESSION|| (0x800C0003L)||-2,146,697,213||No session found.|
|INET_E_CANNOT_CONNECT||(0x800C0004L)||-2,146,697,212||Unable to connect to server.|
|INET_E_RESOURCE_NOT_FOUND||(0x800C0005L)||-2,146,697,211||Requested resource is not found.|
|INET_E_OBJECT_NOT_FOUND||(0x800C0006L)||-2,146,697,210||Requested object is not found.|
|INET_E_DATA_NOT_AVAILABLE||(0x800C0007L)||-2,146,697,209||Requested data is not available.|
|INET_E_DOWNLOAD_FAILURE||(0x800C0008L)||-2,146,697,208||Failure occurred during download.|
|INET_E_AUTHENTICATION_REQUIRED||(0x800C0009L)||-2,146,697,207||Requested navigation requires authentication.|
|INET_E_NO_VALID_MEDIA||(0x800C000AL)||-2,146,697,206||Required media not available or valid.|
|INET_E_CONNECTION_TIMEOUT||(0x800C000BL)||-2,146,697,205||Connection timed out.|
|INET_E_INVALID_REQUEST||(0x800C000CL)||-2,146,697,204||Request is invalid.|
|INET_E_UNKNOWN_PROTOCOL||(0x800C000DL)||-2,146,697,203||Protocol is not recognized.|
|INET_E_SECURITY_PROBLEM||(0x800C000EL)||-2,146,697,202||Navigation request has encountered a security issue.|
|INET_E_CANNOT_LOAD_DATA||(0x800C000FL)||-2,146,697,201||Unable to load data from the server.|
|INET_E_CANNOT_INSTANTIATE_OBJECT||(0x800C0010L)||-2,146,697,200||Unable to create an instance of the object.|
|INET_E_REDIRECT_FAILED||(0x800C0014L)||-2,146,697,196||Attempt to redirect the navigation failed.|
|INET_E_REDIRECT_TO_DIR||(0x800C0015L)||-2,146,697,195||Navigation redirected to a directory.|
|INET_E_CANNOT_LOCK_REQUEST||(0x800C0016L)||-2,146,697,194||Unable to lock request with the server.|
|INET_E_USE_EXTEND_BINDING||(0x800C0017L)||-2,146,697,193||Reissue request with extended binding.|
|INET_E_TERMINATED_BIND||(0x800C0018L)||-2,146,697,192||Binding is terminated.|
|INET_E_CODE_DOWNLOAD_DECLINED||(0x800C0100L)||-2,146,697,960||Permission to download is declined.|
|INET_E_RESULT_DISPATCHED||(0x800C0200L)||-2,146,696,704||Result is dispatched.|
|INET_E_CANNOT_REPLACE_SFP_FILE ||(0x800C0300L)||-2,146,696,448||Cannot 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:
- Run SiteShoter with /savelangfile parameter:
A file named SiteShoter_lng.ini will be created in the folder of SiteShoter utility.
- Open the created language file in Notepad or in any other text editor.
- 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.
- 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.
If you have any problem, suggestion, comment, or you found a bug in my utility,
you can send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.