Screenshot Processor Released


By David | April 25, 2008 | Home | Blog Categories | News

Whether you want to make thumbnails of the sites, or full screenshots, or anywhere in between, this application is up to the task. Automate the process of creating thumbnails or screenshots of websites. You just need to connect to any mysql database with an id and url, and the screenshot processor will take care of the rest.

How to purchase: (cost: $25)
1. Create a phpLD Account or login to your existing phpLD account.
2. Click on "Purchase Products" and select the Screenshot Processor.
We also have a forum for Pre-sales questions, as well as a Screenshot Processor Support Forum

Requirements:

1. This screenshot processor is for use by one individual on one computer.
2. This application works with Windows XP and Vista, and may work with some older versions of Windows also.
3. The host of your database must allow remote connections. Please make sure this is possible before purchasing the software.

Below is a screenshot of the (screenshot) application.



Section 1: Database Connection - this is where the values are added to connect to the database
Section 2: Table Selection - this application will actually work with ANY mysql database with the id field and the url field, and this is what you need to choose from your links table in your mysql database that you connected to in section 1
Section 3: Processed Links - shows processed links from previous runs on this job
Section 4: Allows for many different settings for size and image type. Image types can by BMP, PNG, JPG, GIF and WMF. At this point, we believe PNG is the best choice for quality and performance. When selecting sizes, try to choose good height/width ratios that would present the webpage well. If you choose "Full Page" the screenshot processor will get the whole web page from top to bottom, and only the width will be factored in.
Section 5: Current Progress - as the job runs the application shows the status of each link, which can be skipped, pending, processing, complete or failed. Two different browsers are used, so if one fails, another one tries to process. A failure is usually only marked after attempts by two browsers
Section 6: You specify a folder and the ftp settings for your website, and the screenshots are uploaded to this folder. At this point, all you have to do is write the code to display the images.

For more information on this product, you may also want to refer to this thread. For those that are trying to process screenshots with php, or even website thumbnails, this application can be a great alternative that will work with your php script.

Terms of Service:
1. phpLD cannot be held responsible for incompatibility issues, and cannot give refunds, so please understand you take this risk when purchasing the software.
2. Future upgrades will be made available to purchasers of the software, but please know that the terms of service may be changed without notification, and upgrades may be subject to those terms.
3. phpLD reserves the right to disable software that is used in violation of the terms.
4. The software artwork, code, and all parts are protected by the license, which cannot be resold or transferred without written consent.
5. Support is limited. We we always try to address issues in a timely manner when possible. However, phpLD is not responsible for any delays in use of the software as a result of issues incurred by the user, and makes no promises at to the speediness of support.


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