Paparazzi App

App: Paparazzi!

Posted on August 4, 2011 · Posted in Apps & Software

I recently stumbled across a handy piece of software called Paparazzi! which is a small utility for Mac which makes it easy to take screen shots of web pages.

Have you ever wanted to capture a full screen shot of a web page which doesn’t fit on a standard screen? I don’t have to do this very often, but when I do, it’s always a bit of work because you have to grab three or four separate screen shots, then edit them together in Photoshop. But with Paparazzi!, the process becomes quite simple. Just enter the URL and click Capture. When you do, the page will load in a preview window. Then just click the Save button to save the image in a file format of your choice (JPEG, PDF, TIFF, or PNG).

You can even create a separate thumbnail image if you wish, which is great if you’re putting the snapshots on a website.

You can also use Paparazzi to see what a site looks like at a given resolution by just changing the Crop Size pop-up to one of the pre-sets (640×480, 800×600, 1024×768), or enter your own dimensions. When you click Capture, you’ll get a sense for how well the site fits (or doesn’t fit) in the window size you’ve defined.

This may not be an application you need often, but when you do, you’ll be glad it exists. And the fact that its free makes it tough to beat. In fact I’ve seen similar utilities with £20+ price tags, so Paparazzi is a great bargain.

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