Laravel 10 How To Capture Website Screenshot Tutorial

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Capturing website screenshots is a useful talent in the digital age, with numerous uses in web development, design, and diverse online projects. Laravel, a sturdy and versatile PHP framework, can be a valuable ally in the process of swiftly and effectively capturing website screenshots.

In this article, we will walk you through the process of capturing website screenshots with Laravel 10, allowing you to use this feature for a variety of practical purposes.

We will look at ways and best practises for setting up a Laravel project to take website screenshots throughout this article. We’ll also go through how to leverage necessary packages and libraries to easily incorporate this functionality in your web applications.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

To start the development server of laravel –

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.

Install Laravel “spatie/browsershot” Package

Here, you have to install spatie/browsershot package which will be responsible to provide functions and methods for taking screenshots from URL in laravel.

Open project terminal and run this command,

composer require spatie/browsershot

Next, you need a node package for your laravel application via NPM.

Install Node Package “puppeteer”

This is also a working partner for last installed composer package when you work of taking screenshots from URL. This is a node package, you must install it via NPM.

Run this command into project terminal,

npm install puppeteer --global

Now, everything is ready.

Setup Application Controller

Open project terminal and run this command,

php artisan make:controller SiteController

It will create a SiteController.php file inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

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Open file and write this code into it,

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Spatie\Browsershot\Browsershot;

class SiteController extends Controller
{
    public function index()
    {
        Browsershot::url('https://onlinewebtutorblog.com/')
            ->setOption('landscape', true)
            ->windowSize(3840, 2160)
            ->waitUntilNetworkIdle()
            ->save('onlinewebtutorblog.jpg');
  
        dd("Done");
    }
}

Add Route

Open web.php file from /routes folder. Add this route into it.

//...
use App\Http\Controllers\SiteController;

Route::get('capture', [SiteController::class,'index']);

//...

Application Testing

Run this command into project terminal to start development server,

php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000/capture

When you open this URL, it will capture a screenshot of entire website i.e of “onlinewebtutorblog.com“.

That’s it.

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