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Logo @xata.io/screenshot

This tool uses native browser APIs to take screenshots of a given web page, tab, window, or the user's entire screen.

Demos

Pick your preference. You can easily learn about this project in the following ways:

  • Watch an explainer on YouTube.
  • See it in action on StackBlitz. You'll need to open the preview in a new window to get around extra iframe security that StackBlitz needs.
  • Read about the details on the Xata Blog.

Usage

First, you'll want to install it:

npm install @xata.io/screenshot

Then, you can add it to your app and use it like so:

import { takeScreenshot, checkIfBrowserSupported } from "@xata.io/screenshot";

/**
 * Only do this if your browser supports it.
 * To check, visit https://caniuse.com/mdn-api_mediadevices_getdisplaymedia
 */
if (checkIfBrowserSupported()) {
  takeScreenshot().then((screenshot) => {
    /**
     * This is a base64-encoded string representing your screenshot.
     * It can go directly into an <img>'s `src` attribute, or be sent to a server to store.
     */
    console.log(screenshot);
  });
}

Options

takeScreenshot accepts a few options to help you customize the user flow and the resulting image. These are:

Option Description Required Default Value
quality The quality of the final image on a scale of 0 to 1. 0 is lowest quality, 1 is highest. nope .7
onCaptureStart An async function that does stuff when the capture starts. You'll usually want to hide any modals or anything here. nope
onCaptureEnd An async function that does stuff after capture ends. This is usually when you'll want to clean up. nope
type What kind of image do we want? Possible values are "image/jpeg", "image/png" and "image/webp". nope "image/jpeg"
soundEffectURL Why not play a little camera click sound effect when taking a screenshot? nope -

Contributing

You're always welcome to open an issue if you encounter any, or even better, open a PR directly to solve issues. We don't (yet) have more contributing guidelines than this because the project is quite small. This may change as things develop.

Made with ❤️ in Berlin.

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A zero-dependency browser-native way to take screenshots powered by the native web MediaDevices API.

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