Projects / Browsershots


Browsershots is a system for automatically capturing screenshots of Web pages in a variety of browsers and making these images available to the public. Its goal is to make it easier to test the compatibility of Web pages with a variety of browsers. The system distributes the work of making screenshots among community members. Anyone can add URLs to the job queue on a central server.


Recent releases

  •  27 Oct 2007 00:02

    Release Notes: The source code has been updated to work with the latest Django. Several language translations have been added. The most important new features are self-registration for new users and standalone mode for the screenshot factory.

    •  21 Aug 2007 02:15

      Release Notes: The server software has been rewritten using the Django framework. It now has a translation system, a Web-based admin interface, and screenshot factory configuration through the Web frontend. The factory software supports more browsers, including Opera on Windows. The license has been upgraded from GPLv2 to GPLv3.

      •  19 Aug 2007 19:33

        Release Notes: This release concludes the development on the old version 0.3 of Browsershots. The development focus has shifted to version 0.4, and little has changed in the 0.3 branch since the last release. Some minor bugs were fixed, and support for Mac OS X Jaguar was added (converting PDF screenshots).

        •  01 Jun 2007 06:52

          Release Notes: This release adds support for Firefox on Windows and Mac. For Windows users, there is now a binary package of the ShotFactory that includes the Python interpreter and all required libraries. The source code was cleaned up and the database models were improved.

          •  12 Sep 2006 16:34

            Release Notes: The new screenshot factory was ported to Windows and Mac OS, and HTTP proxy support and a load limit were added. On the server, a page with browser info for each screenshot was created, and a page for each factory with a list of browsers. Duplicate screenshot requests are ignored, and the submit page now shows only browsers that are currently available on active factories. The blog was moved from Snurf to Trac.

            Recent comments

            24 Sep 2009 09:34 virenagarwal

            Hi Johann,
            It is really a nice creation.
            I am trying to set up the local environment of browsershts central server and distributed shot factories.
            I didnt find any installation page to get the details how can i install the server and factories my OS is ubuntu.
            can you please provide me some steps how to create this set using the latest zip files provided on download link.


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