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Python script that takes screenshots (browsershots) using webkit

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*This project is looking for a maintainer - Please contact me if you're interested*

Originally taken from the blog post by Roland Tapken at: http://www.blogs.uni-osnabrueck.de/rotapken/2008/12/03/create-screenshots-of-a-web-page-using-python-and-qtwebkit/

Installation

Ubuntu

  • Add following packages: apt-get install python-qt4 libqt4-webkit xvfb
  • Install the flash plugin to screenshot Adobe Flash files: apt-get install flashplugin-installer

Automated installation via pip

  • Install pip: apt-get install python-pip
  • Install webkit2png: pip install webkit2png

Manual installation via Git

  • Install git: apt-get install git-core
  • Create directory: mkdir python-webkit2png
  • Clone the project: git clone https://github.com/adamn/python-webkit2png.git python-webkit2png
  • Install with: python python-webkit2png/setup.py install

FreeBSD

  • install qt4 webkit: www/py-qt4-webkit, www/qt4-webkit, devel/py-qt4
  • install pip: devel/py-pip
  • install via: pip install webkit2png

Usage

  • On a headless server run: python scripts/webkit2png [options] <URL>
  • For help run: python scripts/webkit2png -h
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