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    Taking Thumbnail Shots of Websites

    Hi all,

    For a job I may soon be undertaking, the client would like a way of taking screenshots of inputted website addresses and outputting them as thumbnails on the site.

    I have come across www.thumbshots.org which seems to do what is required, but the client would like the screenshot taken on the server that the site will be hosted - In case that site were to shut down and leave him without a way of taking screenshots.

    I have done some searching via Google and have not found a suitable PHP solution to do this. Perhaps someone else could shed some light on the matter?

    Thanks,

    -Will
    My portfolio: lemonadeX.net
    XHTML/CSS/PHP coder for hire

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    http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php

    It lets you convert html to tiff etc.

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    SitePoint Evangelist LemoNade's Avatar
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    Thanks for the link slayer. I've taken a look at the script and I'm guessing it requires full shell access to the server? I'm guessing not, but is there a way to do it using PHP/PERL that doesn't require shell access?

    Cheers,

    -Will
    My portfolio: lemonadeX.net
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