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capture and display thumbnail of url

Any idea how places like http://girafa.com/ and http://www.thumbshots.net/ are able to do this

http://www.thumbshots.com provides the service but I can't pay 25$ a month for the low volume that I would use it for

The closest thing I have been able to find is here http://www.babysimon.co.uk/khtml2png/index.html which doesn't look to promising
Jul 17 '05 #1
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Any idea how places like http://girafa.com/ and http://www.thumbshots.net/
are able to do this


By using an HTML rendering engine like Mozilla's Gecko and save/display the
pictures.

A description of how to this with Mozilla on a *nix system, see:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/brad/2015327.html
JW

Jul 17 '05 #2
I think I have found a solution for me
http://msnsearch.srv.girafa.com/srv/...cy=en-us&r=URL
Will show me a thumbnail screen shot of pretty much any site I tried so I
think I can just grab these from the database of url's and save a coppy to
my site
"aznFETISH" <ne**@aznfetish.com> wrote in message
news:x1******************@tornado.tampabay.rr.com. ..
Any idea how places like http://girafa.com/ and http://www.thumbshots.net/
are able to do this

http://www.thumbshots.com provides the service but I can't pay 25$ a month
for the low volume that I would use it for

The closest thing I have been able to find is here
http://www.babysimon.co.uk/khtml2png/index.html which doesn't look to
promising
Jul 17 '05 #3

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