[Gllug] Browser tricks

SteveC steve at fractalus.com
Wed Jul 31 14:31:41 UTC 2002

* Simon Stewart (sms at lateral.net) wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 08:51:19AM -0400, SteveC wrote:
> > * Simon Stewart (sms at lateral.net) wrote:
> > > One of my users has just asked me if it's possible to automatically go
> > > to a website and grab the rendered output as a PNG, GIF or JPEG. This
> > > means that they just want to fire off a cron job (say) to collect the
> > > rendered output of a web page without having to go to the site and
> > > grab the window itself by hand.
> > > 
> > > Before I hurl myself bodily into scripting Mozilla, does anyone know
> > > of a tool that can already do this? 
> > 
> > GIMP can IIRC?
> > 
> > I remember some plugin that did this but I may be horribly wrong...
> GIMP can do screen/window grabs for sure, but there is one, final
> snag: this is probably going to be used on a Mac rather than a Linux
> box. Argh! If I could do it with a cron job on one of the servers
> here I'd be a happy man, though.


There was a plugin for gimp that rendered web pages in gimp, with AA text 
and so on...

have fun,

SteveC steve at fractalus.com http://www.fractalus.com/steve/

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