Create snapshot of webpage. Uses wkhtmltoimage on the backend which renders HTML using Webkit.
Install wkhtmltoimage (optional)
- WebSnap comes bundled with wkhtmltoimage binaries for Linux i386 (OSX i386 will be bundled, when it is available from [wkhtmltopdf] site)
- WebSnap defaults to user installed versions of wkhtmltoimage if found
- Installing wkhtmltoimage binary
- Download the latest binary from https://github.com/wkhtmltopdf/wkhtmltopdf
- Place the binary somewhere on your path (e.g /usr/local/bin)
$ gem install websnap
# WebSnap.new takes the HTML and any options for wkhtmltoimage # run `wkhtmltoimage -H` for a full list of options snap = WebSnap::Snapper.new('http://google.com', :format => 'png') # Get the binary image data png = snap.to_bytes # Save the PDF to a file file = snap.to_file('/path/to/save/png') # WebSnap.new can optionally accept a URL or a File. kit = WebSnap::Snapper.new('http://google.com') kit = WebSnap::Snapper.new(File.new('/path/to/html'))
- Added supports on x86_64 platform, thanks @willywos for the PR
- This application use wkhtmltoimage as backend
- This gem is a clone of PDFKit, which use wkhtmltopdf to generate PDF
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
- Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright (c) 2010 Francis Chong. See LICENSE for details.