Whether it's CSS3, Graphs, Canvas, or Webfonts - capture crisp and clean snapshots of any website.
Your valuable snapshots are stored in a lightning fast CDN and can be retrieved within milliseconds.
S3 & FTP Support
Upload your files directly to your AWS S3 Bucket or export them to a custom FTP server path.
Ensure secure and encrypted datastreams by connecting to the API via industry-standard HTTPS.
World-Class Tech Support
Our technical support team is great at giving you exactly the information that you need, when you need it.
Extended Usage Statistics
Track your API usage on a daily or monthly basis, and receive automatic notifications if you are running low.
How does the screenshotlayer rendering engine work?
In order to ensure the highest possible level of image resolution, our API relies on a powerful rendering engine capable of processing, storing and returning all sorts of website content within just a few seconds. Each screenshot is assigned to a separate and unique server entity, allowing us to provide an unparalleled level of image quality and speed for each API request, even when capturing the full height and width of a website.
What are "dedicated workers"?
Pricing is based on a subscription plan's monthly screenshot request volume, supported features and the number of "dedicated workers" provided. A "dedicated worker" refers to a unique server entity being assigned the task of capturing one screenshot only. Subsequently, if your subscription plan features 10 dedicated workers, our API enables you to capture, process and store 10 concurrent website snapshots at the same time.
Each of the mentioned server entities works independently, allowing us to provide you with the highest possible processing speed for each API request you make.
What happens if I exceed my API Request volume?
Users will be automatically notified via e-mail and on their Account Dashboard once at least 75%, 90%, and 100% of their monthly API Request allowance has been reached. After reaching 100% of the allowance, API access will be disabled.
What is the API's uptime?
The screenshotlayer API's system status is being closely monitored around the clock. Since every effort is made to ensure the highest possible level of consistency, we are happy to announce that our API's uptime is at around 99.9%. At the current stage we are not offering any public statistics, but we will be happy to provide you with recent uptime reports - ask us »
Which image output formats are supported?
Using the API's format parameter, you may request the screenshotlayer API to output your snapshot in three different file formats: PNG (default), JPEG or GIF.
See the API's Documentation for details.
What is the difference between Free and Paid Subscriptions?
The Free Plan is set out to be a "trial version" without a time limit, offering a volume of 100 monthly snapshots and a limited set of features.
Paid Subscription Plans feature significantly higher API Request volumes, ensure secure datastreams via 256-bit HTTPS Encryption, include unlimited and prioritised technical support, and offer a variety of must-have API functionalities.
Which Subscription Plan fits my needs?
In order to test the API and to get an idea of the product, you can simply sign up for the Free Plan.
As soon as you or your application requires more than 100 snapshots per month and more professional API functionality, you would be well-advised to sign up for one of the paid Subscription Plans, starting at only USD 19.99 per month, or at a 20% discount - if you decide to pay anually.
Which payment methods are supported?
Payments can be made via Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Diner's Club). You can change your payment method at any given time in the Payment section of your Account Dashboard.
Can I also pay yearly?
Yes. If you choose annual billing, the total price of your Subscription Plan will be 20% lower than the total amount you would pay with a monthly payment frequency.
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