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Sep 20, 2019
Browshot has acquired the screenshot scheduler Blitapp.com. Blit allows users to schedule screenshots and receive them directly in their inbox.
There will be no impact to the Browshot users.
This second acquisition, after Thumbalizr, shows the commitment of the Browshot team to be a major player in the screenshot market. We are committed to grow our business and to make Browshot your reliable partner.
Thumbalizr is designed to easily embed screenshots on a website. Thumbalizr focuses on simplicity and ease of use
Blit allows users to schedule multiple screenshots and to receive the thumbnails automatically in their inbox.
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question about Browshot, Blit or the acquisition.
Sep 1, 2019
We have released a Node.js module for Browshot. The module is available through npm. The source code is available on github. You can find more details on our Node.js page.
As usual, we have added code samples for all API calls on the API documentation page. The code samples include your API key if you are logged in, they can be downloaded and run as it.
Code samples from the API documentation
We also have libraries for PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby and C# .Net.
Jun 8, 2019
We have upgraded Chrome to version 75, the lastest version from Google at this time.
Nov 25, 2018
We keep making small changes to Browshot to follow browser releases but also to respond to customer requests. There have been many improvements and additions over the last few months.
Chrome has been updated to version 70. There have been a number of improvements, including:
- better handling of lazy-loading images
- improved Flash support
We have updated our API to handle some new use cases for our customers:
- S3: you can make screenshots completely private in your S3 bucket with the new option private=1 (screenshot/host) or hosting_private=1 (screenshot/create). By default, screenshots uploaded to S3 are publicly readable.
- Screenshot details: we have changed the type of information displayed for each level of details. This change was done to speed up several API call wit the default level of details.
- Screenshot creation: we have added a max_wait parameter to define a maximum delay to wait after the page has been downloaded. This is useful to not wait for analytics or other external scripts that may take a very long time to load.
The Python library for Browshot has been updated to version 1.21.1. A new package has been uploaded to PyPi to fix the import issue reported.
May 16, 2018
We designed Browshot and Thumbalizr to be very easy to try out. You can create a free account and try some screenshots without verifying your e-mail address. You can even make a screenshot without registering at all. We had some abuses in the past but they did not impact the service. Since free users and paying customers use different browsers, they affected only other free users who had to wait longer for their screenshot to finish. But recently, we had to deal with a different type of abuse.
We have disabled the fake accounts and strengthen our registration process and demos to avoid further abuses. We did this without making it harder for legitimate users to test out Browshot or Thumbalizr.