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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
September 4, 2023
Improved response times for concurrent screenshot requests
August 2, 2023
Fixed issues with rendering certain web fonts and animations
July 4, 2023
Updated documentation and migrated to a new provider: https://docs.abstractapi.com/screenshot
May 28, 2023
Improved the handling of dynamic content to better capture content such as sliders and animations
June 27, 2020
Expanded ability to detect and selectively remove ads
June 26, 2020
Each of our API's has a free plan as well as several paid options, which offer a greater number of requests, a higher level of data quality, and greater speed for higher prices. Please see the page above or sign into your account to view pricing for each API.
Absolutely! We want you to try before you buy. Each of our API's has a free tier with a generous usage allowance for you to try the product out and verify that the speed and data quality work for you.
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You can cancel your subscription at any time from your dashboard. Once canceled, your subscription will be active until the end your current billing cycle, and then it will be automatically moved to the free plan.
If your API usage exceeds the monthly limit set by your plan, then you will be charged a fee for each call over your limit. At the end of your billing period, your usage will reset again.
We do offer enterprise plans with custom features and pricing in limited circumstances. If our public pricing plans don't work for you, then contact us (team at abstractapi.com) and we'll work something out.
While we don't normally offer discounts, we do make exceptions for certain types of users and use cases. If you are a student or are engaged in academic work, or are working on a non-profit or open source project, we're happy to offer you discounts for our API's. Just email us at team at abstractapi.com.
All of our plans are currently paid month to month. We will be launching annual plans at a discount soon. If you're interested in an annual plan in the meantime, just contact us and we'll set you up.
We will typically attempt to charge your payment method up to three times after it fails. If we're still unable to collect payment, then your subscription will be automatically canceled and you'll be moved to the free plan.
Yes, a paid tier of our API may be used in conjunction with a commercial project. The free tiers of our API's may not be used in commercial projects.