Do you want to take a screenshot from a web page in your desktop or web application? ACA WebThumb ActiveX Control takes the snapshots of given URLs as JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, WMF and EMF image, it helps you convert the web page to images in batch.
Pros: Add "HTML to image", "HTML to PNG" feature to your application with a few function calls. If you are developing applications that need to create HTML to image in either PNG or JPG formats, this package of code that implements suitable ActiveX is right for the job. It is possible to create images in GIF, BMP, TIFF, WMF or even EMF formats. Given the URL one can create images of the full web page, thumbnails as previews etc. Calls to the functions within this package are all that is needed to implement these functionalities. ACA WebThumb ActiveX Control can also convert plain text files or Web Archive Format (*.MHT) files into JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TIFF, WMF and EMF images. The code package does not have any dependencies on third party items when using with ActiveX ready code. For ease of implementation several samples are provided by the publisher in some of these languages. While the basic implementation takes only a few function calls additional tweaking is possible and provided for in the package.
Example integration code is provided that is written in Visual C++, Visual Basic, C#, Perl, ASP, ASP.net, PHP, etc. The control can be used with programming languages and server side scripts like Visual C++, Visual Basic, Delphi, C#, ASP, ASP.Net, PHP and Perl etc. Not only the straight image and thumbnail references can be made but it is possible to control the color depth of the images as also the image resolution DPI. ActiveX, Java applets, Java scripts and videos on the web page can be shown.
Cons: This package is clearly for programmers with the requisite domain knowledge. It would require reading through the code samples and the actual code package to make out what exactly needs to be done for integration.
Overall: A useful package that lets you implement website capture. It is good for at least 4 stars without a doubt.