In an earlier post, we showed you how to save a webpage as a PDF without any of those annoying ads. In this post, we’ll flip the script and save a screenshot of an entire page as a PDF without any page breaks or cut-offs.
There are a few reasons why you might want to do this, from getting design inspiration for your own website to checking what your competitors are doing with theirs.
Let’s take a look!
When using this method, you’ll see that your browser splits the page into separate pages. This is pretty efficient and only requires you to select Print -> Save as PDF.
Unfortunately, you won’t get high-resolution screenshots, and you could lose some information on the page.
To solve the problem, you could use a browser extension. There are tons of these extensions available for most browsers, including:
Even though these extensions sound relatively straightforward to use, they have a few problems. For instance, you’ll need to navigate to the site you would like to save a screenshot of. This means that if you want to save several web pages from single or multiple sites, you’ll need to go to the page, take a screenshot, go to the next page, take a screenshot, and so on.
Not exactly efficient, is it?
Another option is to use dedicated PDF editing software, like the paid Adobe Acrobat DC Pro. This software makes it easy to convert an entire website into a single PDF. It’s as easy as clicking a button.
By using the software, you can also add converted pages to an existing PDF file. The drawback of this software is, you guessed it, it can be quite pricey, no matter if you get the standalone version or the Creative Cloud subscription.
Luckily, there is a better option! You can use ScreenshotAPI. Our tool lets you take and save screenshots for any purpose and save them in the format you need.
You can take screenshots programmatically by using your own code, selecting options in our query builder, and customizing the screenshot for your specific use case and requirements.
Ready to take that screenshot? Try ScreenshotAPI for free today!