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Paparazzi!: Full Web Page Screenshots Utility (OS X)

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Paparazzi! is a handy little niche utility for Mac OS X that creates screenshots of full webpages. Add a URL (or choose from a list of recently visited sites) and Paparazzi! brings up the page in a mini-browser. Save the file in your preferred format, with custom file name options (such as auto-adding the date, year, URL, page title and more).

The real gem here is that Paparazzi! takes a screenshot of the entire web page, not just what’s visible on-screen. Great tool for web designers.

paparazzi_04_mainBest of all, it’s free! Note that the developer does ask for donations of you find yourself using the app a bit, so show some love and drop a few bucks to the developer if this software is helpful for you.

About the Author, George Coghill

George Coghill isa freelance humorous illustrator/cartoonist specializing in mascot cartoon character design & cartoon logos. His cartooning & illustration work can be seen at CoghillCartooning.com and at his cartooning and illustration blog. Be sure to follow me on Twitter here!
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  • Tebe

    If there's any similar program for Windows, could somebody please share an URL? I would be very grateful :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/BajeDrift-Motorsport/819480062 BajeDrift Motorsport

    **wants one for PC** (T^T)

  • msabas

    Great find, and yes very useful.

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George Coghill

    Adam Wagner suggested this Firefox plugin, Screengrab, which offers similar functionality for PC users (and Mac Firefox users): https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/

  • Stan

    I have used Paparazzi for awhile and honestly it has been hit and miss. Sometimes it grabs the whole page and makes it a fantastic program. And then there are the misses. Many times it doesn't save the entire page which can be very frustrating. Another downside having to manually open Paparazzi and add the URL in several steps.

    I use Pearl Crescent for Firefox and it puts a button in the browser toolbar for a one step process. And it has never saved an incmplete page. I just wish there was something like that for Safari.

    Sorry to be a Debbie Downer (wah wah wah) but Paparazzi sucks IMO.

  • http://ducedo.com/ Stefan

    I also use Screengrab and advice everyone to do so. It saves a lot of time when you should take a screenshot of a webpage.

  • http://www.atomworks.co.uk/ AtomWorks

    I use the Abduction extension for Firefox and am loving it. With that I'd completely forget I had any other apps installed to deal with capturing and it'd just got to waste!

  • Geoff

    I love how you guys (basically multimedia design guys with no skills or ability to take world class images) palm this sort of application off as 'essential for design purposes'. Essential how? To document webpages for later reference? Dont know how to use bookmarks?

    This is all about stealing images that you can later reposition as part of a broader 'graphic design' and circumvent the obligation to purchase rights the use of images in your artwork or design.

    I mean what ever happened to graphic design when it meant something. When you actually sat down and brought something original, unique and special to the world with your own creativity.

    Screen grabbing from other people's websites is pathetic. If you want to reference it – bookmark it. These days you just grab someone elses idea, copy it and add a little twist and call yourself a graphic designer.

    Dont even try and suggest 'oh its only low resolution'. Because if the image has been commissioned on a website and your end game is to illegally reposition it on another website then its already at an acceptable resolution.

    It is one thing to run a media website where you encourage each other to share free things and tools and tips and assets. Its another thing entirely to encourage other artists to use tools with take images off other artists websites without even a hint of permission.

    This is where the internet needs so much more structure regarding digital assets. If an image (either photographic or graphic designed or otherwise) appears anywhere online and does not have a direct reference to its originator or a relevent usage licence/permission then ought to be deemed to have been screen grabbed and therefor stolen.

    Not everyone presents their work online for it to be taken via screen grabs to be repositioned by graphic designers who lack vision.

    Get a grip.

  • KC

    Interesting find! Thanks!

  • Simon H.

    Now that's awesome.

  • Fatal Frame

    That would be nice to have for PC. Thanks for that plug in.

  • http://colorburned.com/ Colorburned

    I'm actually a big fan of the Aviary plug-in for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/…. Works much the same way.

  • http://coghillcartooning.com George Coghill

    That plugin looks great, thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.crearedesign.co.uk/ Michael Thomas

    That is a great find, even though I use a 24″ iMac I can never quite grab a full screen shot of my websites, or websites I want to take a screen shot of. Cheers for this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawnrubel Shawn Rubel

    Paparazzi is awesome! I've been using it for a few months now and I highly recommend it! It has saved me a lot of time.

  • http://www.firebubble.co.uk/ Matt

    You should check out Little Snapper and WebSnapshot!

  • amWa

    Adam Wagner suggested this Firefox plugin, Screengrab, which offers similar functionality for PC users (and Mac Firefox users):
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    thanks

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  • logo deisgn

    Great find, and yes very useful.

  • dizi izle

    I mean what ever happened to graphic design when it meant something. When you actually sat down and brought something original, unique and special to the world with your own creativity.