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SnapWeb is a snapshot and archiving utility for Web content.

SnapWeb creates complete screenshots of Web pages even if the users screen isn't large enough to show the whole page at once. The output isn't scattered to multiple pages or scaled down unless it is unreadable. The resulting images can be saved in different file formats or copied to the system clipboard. In addition SnapWeb can save Web pages as resolved HTML data or it can extract human readable text from Web pages.

The straight, browser like interface of SnapWeb makes it a very fast and productive tool to archive, document and present Web more...

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Version 4.3.0 r1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later

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Irradiated-Software Member IconComment+79
Irradiated-Software
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There is a 4.3 version of the app for Snow Leopard from the developer's website.

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Version 4.1r1
robbnashville Member IconReview+61
robbnashville
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I recently wrote to Marcel regarding SnapWeb & Leopard. He has shown incredible responsiveness and has made SnapWeb totally compatible with Leopard. SnapWeb can snap pages the others can't. Developers like this deserve the respect and the support of the Mac community.

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Version 4.0.1r1
Don Morris Member IconReview+46
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Let me help out the author here, as from most of the other comments it appears he hasn't made his case for paying for this software when -- it is true -- there are other, free solutions for capturing a web page.

Normally when I want to capture a web page, I simply print to PDF. As simple as that is, there are times when -- as neutralzone points out -- the PDF does not render properly or a stylesheet defines different styles for printed output. Also, Mac OS X's Save as PDF feature paginates the the output, something not generally suitable for web pages, unless you "first set up a sufficiently long custom paper size" (how long is that?).

(Thanks to nga for pointing out the Export PDF command in Saft, which gives you an unpaginated PDF. I keep forgetting all of the incredibly useful features in this Safari plug-in.)

Paparazzi is great for many people. Give it a URL, press Capture, and save the loaded web page as one of several image formats along with an optional thumbnail. What if you need to log into a web site to see a particular page, though? Here's where it gets a little tedious, because it is first necessary to browse to the page in Safari and authenticate, then load the page in Paparazi.

SnapWeb, however, "has a full-featured browser interface for easy navigation without typing URLs," meaning you can navigate a web site without using another browser.

Speaking of another browser, SnapWeb will capture the current Firefox page in addition to the current Safari page. Paparazzi will only capture from Safari. Also, SnapWeb supports opening of local HTML files through drag-and-drop, contextual "Open With", and a File > Open command.

Paparazzi's four image formats (JPEG, PDF, PNG, TIFF) may be sufficient for many, but some people will want the additional formats that SnapWeb provides -- GIF and PSD -- and may like to save as HTML or text or even to the the clipboard.

SnapWeb offers finer control over the image size. SnabWeb allows multiple windows. Images can be saved by SnapWeb in quick succession to a user-selected folder with incrementing filenames. And, with a professional license ($39.90), SnapWeb can be activated by AppleScript, a Services Menu item, or Unix shell scripts, for serious automation power.

The only complaint I have with SnapWeb is actually the developer's claim of "exactly [sic] timing of animation and movie snapshots (e.g. web pages with Flash, WMV, Real or Quicktime)." In my tests, I could not rely on SnapWeb to capture the video frame I was viewing when I clicked Save. However, this is still an improvement over Paparazzi, which captures the web page only as it is first loaded, not at some point later when animation or video has changed.

If you want a free alternative to saving web pages and don't need the features SnapWeb provides, then by all means use Paparazzi. Don't mistake SnapWeb as something that "does exactly the same," though: its additional features are well worth the price for someone that needs them.

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Version 4.0.1r1
nicolasd Member IconComment+120
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developer should be ashamed to charge for this when paparazzi is both free and better.

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Version 4.0r1
inkhead Member IconComment+0
inkhead
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This application absolutely sucks. It's slow, and runs poorly, and you have to wait and wait.

Download "Paparazzi!" here on macupdate.com, It's free, lets you save in any format you want, select resolution, and even set defaults for how the file gets name.. It's not a universal binary but EVEN in rosetta EMULATION IT RUNS FASTER than SnapWeb on my macbook pro

Paparazzi, get it, it is free!

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Version 3.1r4
Mišo Member IconComment+5
Mišo
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not for nothing, but in Safari right click ( or control click ) and "Print Page...", as opposed to command + P will print the whole page in one piece - to your desktop as PDF for example ..........

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Version 3.1r3
neutralzone
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I save lots of web pages as PDF, but it doesn't always work. Some web pages create print output using a print-friendly CSS style sheet which means you do not get anything that looks like the screen. When that happens, it's better to take a bitmap screen shot.

Also, some web pages render very badly to PDF, with misaligned layouts or controls (buttons etc). This is another case where a straight screen shot can be a more precise representation of the page.

Basically I use either Safari Stand plug-in, which adds an "Export to PDF" context menu so you can bypass the Print dialog, or Paparazzi. What seems unnecessary? Paying for SnapWeb.

Mok.In.Touch™ Member IconComment+24
Mok.In.Touch™
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Paparazzi is free.

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Version 3.1r2
gMax
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Ditto.

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I won't downrate this because I don't understand the problem I'm having.

I've tried SnapWeb, Paparazzi, and Shiira, and none of them will copy/save an image of anything but the first screen of the web pages I want to image, and none of them seems to have any provision or preference for specifying imaging of the whole page.

They all open the URL just fine (better than Camino or Safari, actually) but the images they produce are all just screen shots. Could this be because I'm trying to save images of secure (https://) pages?

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Version 3.0r1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Can you send us the URL you are trying? (The email adress is on our homepage.)
Thanks,
Bob

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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you can't do ist w/ safari BUT you can do it w/ Saft plugin installed AND w/ Saft you gonna have more than just taking site-long screenshots. and it's less expensive

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Version 3.0r1
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I usually don't want to spoil the income of fellow developers, but 18 Bucks ... as already mentioned: Paparazzi is much less expensive & does exactly the same (and never chrashed on me). See: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15966

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Version 3.0r1
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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It does not exactly the same. SnapWeb has a much better Safari and system integration, AppleScript and the possibility to exactly time screenshots of animations.

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Downloads 10,353
Version Downloads 757
License Shareware
Date 09 Nov 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $17.90
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