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jim_spath
 
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Joined: December 22nd, 2004, 2:49 pm

Post Posted December 22nd, 2004, 2:55 pm

I am currently writing a website which accepts user submitted links, and was interested in taking automatic screenshots of these links.

I found this post:
http://www.livejournal.com/users/brad/2015327.html

Which says to do it this way:
$ vncserver -geometry 800x800 -depth 24
$ DISPLAY=:1 mozilla-firefox -P "Screenshot" &
$ DISPLAY=:1 mozilla-firefox -P "Screenshot" -remote "openurl(javascript:window.open('http://www.livejournal.com/','','fullscreen=yes,toolbar=no,width=800,height=800'))"
$ DISPLAY=:1 import -window root -resize 200x200 lj-shot.jpg
$ eog lj-shot.jpg

I haven't yet tried it out, but does this seem like a method that would work?

Is there some better method I could use? I had mucho trouble trying to find good documentation on Firefox's command line interface.

Thanks in advance to anyone who replies!

jim_spath
 
Posts: 2
Joined: December 22nd, 2004, 2:49 pm

Post Posted December 22nd, 2004, 4:33 pm

Or can anyone provide feedback on how hard it might be to write a plugin that can output a rendered page to an image?

I have not worked/looked at the internals of Firefox before, but it seems to be that all the data necessary to produce an image file is present "inside" Firefox, especially given the cross-platform nature of the project.

Seems like it would be a pretty useful plugin, besides my use for it.

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