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Version: 3.11

Capture a screenshot using Puppeteer

Using Puppeteer directly

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To run this example on the Apify Platform, select the apify/actor-node-puppeteer-chrome image for your Dockerfile.

This example captures a screenshot of a web page using Puppeteer. It would look almost exactly the same with Playwright.

Using utils.puppeteer.saveSnapshot():

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import { launchPuppeteer, utils } from 'crawlee';

const url = 'http://www.example.com/';
// Start a browser
const browser = await launchPuppeteer();

// Open new tab in the browser
const page = await browser.newPage();

// Navigate to the URL
await page.goto(url);

// Capture the screenshot
await utils.puppeteer.saveSnapshot(page, { key: 'my-key', saveHtml: false });

// Close Puppeteer
await browser.close();

Using PuppeteerCrawler

This example captures a screenshot of multiple web pages when using PuppeteerCrawler:

Using the context-aware saveSnapshot() utility:

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import { PuppeteerCrawler } from 'crawlee';

// Create a PuppeteerCrawler
const crawler = new PuppeteerCrawler({
async requestHandler({ request, saveSnapshot }) {
// Convert the URL into a valid key
const key = request.url.replace(/[:/]/g, '_');
// Capture the screenshot
await saveSnapshot({ key, saveHtml: false });
},
});

await crawler.addRequests([
{ url: 'http://www.example.com/page-1' },
{ url: 'http://www.example.com/page-2' },
{ url: 'http://www.example.com/page-3' },
]);

// Run the crawler
await crawler.run();

In both examples using page.screenshot(), a key variable is created based on the URL of the web page. This variable is used as the key when saving each screenshot into a key-value store.