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Screenshot API

Transform any URL into an image with Abstract's Website Screenshot API
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https://screenshot.abstractapi.com/v1/
    ? api_key = YOUR_API_KEY
    & url = https://www.ft.com

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Resizing and cropping
Highly customizable
High quality screenshot
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Abstract's Website Screenshot API helps you take reliable, customizable screenshots of any URL

Powerful website to image API
Abstract's Website Screenshot API is designed with the right mix of power and simplicity: making it easy for you to the an image of any site, exactly how you want it, and when you want it.
A simple, fast, and reliable REST API
Abstract's Website Screenshot API is built to industry standards to make it easy for you to implement quickly and then forget it. We handle everything else so you can focus on your business.
Robust image rendering engine
The Website Screenshot API's powerful rendering engine handles anything you can throw at it, from HTML to CSS,  SVG to Webfonts, Graphs, Images, and more.

Highly customizable image options
Get the website screenshot image in any format (PNG, JPEG, etc) as well as sent or stored almost anywhere you like. The Website Screenshot API will adapt to your workflow.
Set view port, dimensions, and more
Get exactly the website screenshot you need with the ability to specify the screenshot's view port and dimensions. Take seamless screenshots for web, tablet, mobile, and more.
Inject custom CSS
Abstract's Website Screenshot API makes it easy to modify the target page by injecting custom CSS into the request. Add your own CSS and get the exact screenshot you want.
Set custom timing and delayed captures
The powerful customization continues, with the ability to add in capture delays and other custom timing to ensure you get the exact screenshot you want of the website.
Bank-level security for all queries
Security is very important to us, so all data that is sent to Abstract's Website Screenshot API and processed by Abstract is secured by 256-bit SSL encryption (HTTPS).
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Website Screenshot API
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Simple and transparent pricing

Free

$0
  • 100 requests
  • 1 request / second

Standard

$
99/ month
0
  • 60,000
    requests / year
  • 3
    requests / second

Enterprise

Custom
A plan based on your specific
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Free

$0
  • 100 requests
  • 1 request / second

STANDARD

$99/ month
  • 60,000
    requests / month
  • 3
    requests / second

Enterprise

Custom
A plan based on your specific
needs
  • A plan based on your specific needs
  • 99.99% uptime SLA
  • SSO/AML login
  • 24/7 support via email, chat and phone
  • Technical onboarding support, account manager

Billed monthly

Billed yearly

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We monitor hundreds of thousands of web pages and take screenshots for our core services and our end users. We originally looked at building this in house, but it ended up being incredibly costly and time consuming. Thankfully we found Abstract's Screenshot API that does everything out of the box.
Chris Stanley, Scope
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Abstract comes with security, compliance, and reliability built into the core. That’s why the Fortune 500, governments, and businesses in critical industries like financial services, healthcare, and airlines trust us.
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Website Screenshot API Changelog

Fixed a rendering issue with certain web fonts

February 19, 2024

Added the option for users to create custom filenames when taking screenshots

January 9, 2024

Fixed a bug causing incorrect rendering of certain websites

December 19, 2023

FAQ about Abstract's
Website Screenshot API

What is the Screenshot API?

Abstract’s Screenshot API is a simple, powerful, and lightweight REST API that takes a URL or raw HTML and returns high quality images in a variety of formats, such as JPEG, PNG, and GIF. We’ve carefully designed the API to be as useful to the casual and novice user as it is to the large team or organization with more complex needs.

How does the Screenshot API work?

Ultimately we’ve built the Screenshot API to optimize for high image resolution as well as the overall speed and reliability of the API itself. To that end we’ve built a powerful proprietary rendering engine specifically for the purpose of converting HTML to an image in just a few seconds.

Does the target website need to be publicly available to use the Screenshot API?

Nope! We also support you sending us the raw HTML rather than the site’s public URL, and we can use that to convert the page to an image or other format for you.

Does the website screenshot API support screenshots from different locations?

This is not supported at the moment, but it's something that's high on our roadmap for the next version. We know that content can change depending on the IP geolocation of the visitor, and we plan to make this configurable so you can get multiple views of a given site.

What is your privacy policy?

We take data security and privacy very seriously. Abstract makes money by charging subscriptions for our API’s, not by selling your data. You can learn more about this by reading our privacy policy. The only way to access your cached screenshots is with your own API key.

What are some common use cases for taking a screenshot of a website or HTML page?

There are tons of use cases for the Screenshot API, both for personal and commercial projects, and both internal-facing as well as for a company’s end users. Some examples of projects requiring a screenshot API include:

  1. Multiple device testing and QA: since our Screenshot API allows you to sent the device type and user agent for the image capture, you can use it to regularly check sites as different devices and browsers to ensure that everything looks like it should.
  2. Regular website snapshots: our Screenshot API can help you capture recurring images of a website and save them to a variety of image formats. For example, does content change depending on the public holidays or the user's IP geolocation? In many cases it does and the Screenshot API can help log that.
  3. Embedded previews of websites: if your product or service allows users to add or edit something on their website, it can be very helpful for conversion if you show those users what that page looks like with your service added.
  4. Web monitoring for SEO backlinks, banner ads, and other such placements: if you provide backlinking or other similar services to your clients, using a web screenshot API to take regular screenshots of those pages is a great way to verify users are getting the value from those links or ads that they have paid for.
  5. Security checks and related flows: if you’re not allowing a user to visit a certain site, image, or email out of security concerns, you could create a safe image of that HTML document with the Screenshot API to give users a preview of it. Just as it is best practice to validate emails and validate phone numbers, so should you visually validate a URL before allowing a user to navigate to it.

These are just a few examples of applications we've seen. However, we really do like to see what unique and creative solutions you can create with the Screenshot API. If you have a creative implementation that you'd like to share with us (and get some free credits in exchange for a mention or case study), then email us at team [at] abstractapi.com.

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