What is the best screenshot API?

Posted August 7, 2022 (updated August 7, 2022) by Dmytro Krasun

Let's compare screenshot APIs and find the best one.

I want to make ScreenshotOne the best screenshot API possible in the market that will allow you to render HTML or URL into the image or PDF easily and cheaply.

While writing this screenshot comparison, I was curious if my product — ScreenshotOne screenshot API, is the best screenshot API and, if not, what is the best product in the market, and how I can beat it.

But how can I do it without comparing it to alternatives and checking that it is the best?

It is hard to find the proper comparison angle. Some products might lack features but have excellent product support, or I found products with pricing models that are not comparable.

I went with the straightforward approach. I analyzed all the features provided by the APIs and their pricing models. The best screenshot API is simply the one with the most features, and the average screenshot price is the cheapest.

I searched for “screenshot API”. And each API I found, I will review and compare each API thoroughly to determine the best one.

These are the best site screenshot APIs:

The best screenshot API

The best API is thum.io because it has the most features and the cheapest pricing in terms of average price per 1000 screenshots — $5.33.

I try to make the comparison objectively, and the best one might or not be my product. But if you see any feature lacking in my API, feel free to send a feature request.

The best API and how it is compared by basic features to the ScreenshotOne API:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnethum.io
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js

The best API and how it is compared by advanced features to the ScreenshotOne API:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnethum.io
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap

The best API and how it is compared by supported formats to the ScreenshotOne API:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnethum.io
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML

And comparison by pricing:

APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
thum.io$5.33$1 per 1000

Comparison by basic features

I gathered all the basic required features from most screenshot API users and sorted all APIs by core feature support. I decided not to render all APIs since it barely makes sense. And as a result, you can see the top 5 screenshot APIs by core features support:

Feature / APIUrlbox.ioScreenshotOneApiFlashScreenshotAPIAdd Screenshots
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js

A short explanation of each core feature:

  • URL: Specify the URL of the site. Some APIs also allow rendering of HTML, not only URL.
  • HTML: Specify HTML to render as an image.
  • Selector: Specify the target element for the screenshot based on an element with a matching CSS selector. If the element is not found, some APIs can return an error, some can produce a full page screenshot, and some can allow you to configure the behavior.
  • Viewport size: Change the browser window size.
  • Device scale factor: Render screenshot with higher pixel density. It is suitable when screenshots might be displayed on Apple Retina displays or other high-definition equivalents.
  • Full page: Take the full page screenshot of a website versus the area visible in the viewport upon rendering. Usually, this feature is accompanied by scrolling to the bottom and back to trigger a load of lazy loading elements like images.
  • Lazy load: To lazy load images and other elements hidden from the viewport, a screenshot API will usually scroll down the entire page and scroll up.
  • Cache: Cache screenshot rendering. It allows rendering the same URL or HTML faster. It is usually implemented by using CDN and is usually not billed. But should be checked on a per API basis.
  • Cache ttl: Specify the time of how long the cached screenshot can be stored in the cache.
  • Cache ignore: Ignore caching and force taking a fresh screenshot.
  • Wait for event: Wait for page events like “idle network” or “DOM content loaded” before taking a screenshot.
  • User agent: Set custom User-Agent header. It is not always supported by screenshot APIs as a separated feature and usually can be emulated with custom headers.
  • Authentication: Set Authorization header, which allows bypassing basic authentication or authentication by tokens.
  • Accept languages: Set the Accept-Language header before taking a screenshot. It is suitable for multilingual sites to force them to render in the requested language.
  • Custom cookies: Set custom cookies for the request to a specified URL. You might want to specify credentials to bypass the login page.
  • Custom headers: Set custom headers for the request to the specified URL. You might want to specify credentials if required by the site or headers like Accept-Language if screenshot API does not support setting this header separately.
  • Custom css: Inject custom CSS code to change visuals before taking a screenshot.
  • Custom js: Inject custom JavaScript code to inject behavior before taking a screenshot.

Comparison by advanced features

Most of the APIs have basic core features, but each API might provide a set of different, sometimes unique features. The top 5 screenshot APIs by advanced features support:

Feature / APIAdd ScreenshotsScreenshotAPIUrlbox.ioScreenshotOneApiFlash
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap

A short explanation of each advanced feature:

  • Omit background: Omit background feature removes the background from websites with a basic white background and makes it transparent. It is applicable only for formats that support transparency, like PNG.
  • Fail on status: If the target site responds with HTTP status code 400-599 inclusively, you can take screenshot of the sites’s error page or return an error from the screenshot API.
  • Geolocation: The feature emulates accuracy and coordinates (longitude and latitude) for the browser’s Geolocation API.
  • Custom proxy: Using proxy for proxing all requests to the target website. You should provide proxy address and credentials. It is not provided by the screenshot API for free.
  • Block cookie banners: Block or hide cookie banners on websites before taking a screenshot. It makes a screenshot looks cleaner.
  • Block ads: Block and hide ads from common and popular ad networks to make screenshots cleaner, and if it is applicable, don’t spend advertiser budgets.
  • Scroll to element: Target a specific element for the browser to scroll to before taking a screenshot. It might be useful if a given element is lazy loaded but fully loaded in the viewport.
  • Custom html: Instead of providing an URL of a site, you can render any HTML.
  • Custom css url: Inject the custom CSS code URL to change visuals before taking a screenshot.
  • Delay: The time delay before taking a screenshot. It is helpful when the screenshot you took is half-rendered and you want to wait until it is fully loaded.
  • Thumbnail width: Generate a thumbnail of the screenshot — a miniature of the full-size screenshot. The height of the screenshot thumbnail is usually computed automatically.
  • Thumbnail height: The height of the screenshot thumbnail.
  • Markdown: Specify Markdown to render as an HTML text or an image.
  • Signed links: If you share links to screenshots in public with your API keys, you can sign them to ensure that nobody else can use your API key without (usually) knowing the secret key.
  • Click by selector: Click on the element by described CSS selector. It might help close annoying banners and popups.
  • Hide by selector: Hide or remove elements by a selector. It is usable to hide annoying details and make screenshots look cleaner.
  • Clip: Take a screenshot of the area, usually by specifying coordinates of the “screenshotting” rectangle.
  • Custom renders on errors: Instead of returning an error, an API can produce an image placeholder if it has failed to take a screenshot.
  • Uptime sla: Some APIs could guarantee SLA and compensation if they failed to deliver the guaranteed SLA.
  • Custom js url: Inject the custom JavaScript code URL to inject behavior before taking a screenshot.
  • Grayscale: Apply grayscale filter to the screenshot.
  • Extract html: In addition to the screenshot, extract and attach the HTML of the page. Usually, it is served as a JSON response.
  • Extract text: In addition to the screenshot, extract and attach the text of the page. Usually, it is served as a JSON response.
  • Dark mode: Hint the browser to render the page in the dark mode.
  • Block tracking: Block trackers to speed up the page load and take screenshots faster.
  • Placeholder: While a screenshot is being taken, you can ask an API to return a placeholder.
  • Export to ftp: Export a screenshot to FTP.
  • Export to s3: Export a screenshot to Amazon S3 or S3-compatible storage.
  • Image quality: Specify the image quality. Usually, the lower the image quality, the faster screenshot is rendered.
  • Block chats: Hide or remove chat widgets to make screenshots look cleaner.
  • Dedicated workers: Some APIs can provide dedicated workers to take screenhots. But usually, it is too ambiguous to understand what that means.
  • Highlight: You can highlight a custom word or phrase. Some APIs also allow customizing the text and background colors of the highlight.
  • Wait for selector: Wait until the provided CSS selector matches an element present on the page before taking a screenshot.
  • Block requests: Block requests triggered by the site. Usually, it helps to block ad providers or to speed up taking screenshots.
  • Ip location: Take screenshots from a specified location, usually done through proxies provided by an API. And it might allow bypassing bot blockers.
  • Email: Send a screenshot to email.
  • Webhook: Send a screenshot to an HTTP endpoint.
  • No js: Do not execute JavaScript.
  • Timeout: The request must fail if a screenshot is not taken in the specified timeout time.
  • Zapier: Integration with Zapier — a rich automation platform that allows combining APIs, tools, and mostly everything.
  • Sdk: API might support native SDKs for programming languages.
  • Schedule: Scheduling taking screenshots.
  • Metadata: Store any metadata associated with a screenshot.
  • Custom domain: Serve screenshots from the custom domain.
  • Timezone: Emulate time zone for browser.
  • Stealth mode: Steal tries to hide the fact the request is sent under an automated browser. But usually without any guarantee from the API side.
  • Gpu rendering: Use GPU for rendering screenshots.
  • Export to azure: Export screenshot to Microsoft Azure Cloud.
  • Bplogin: Execute a request to sign in to a site before taking a screenshot.
  • Fail on redirect: You can force API to return an error if the target URL triggers a redirect.
  • Emulate touch screen: Emulate the device with a touch screen.
  • Emulate mobile: Emulate a mobile device.
  • Emulate landscape: Renders page in landscape mode, usually valid for mobile emulation.
  • Download: Request triggering a download of the screenshot or PDF in the browser instead of rendering.
  • Hover: Hover an element by CSS selector.
  • Brightness: Change the brightness of the screenshot.
  • Blur: Make the screenshot blurred.
  • Contrast: Change the contrast of the screenshot.
  • Emulate media: Emulate CSS media for print or screen.
  • File name: Specify the filename of the screenshot. Sometimes, it is limited to generating a filename from the URL.
  • Track changes: Track and notify about screenshot changes.
  • Reduced motion: Request emulation of reduced motion.
  • Viewport device: A fixed list of devices to use for viewport settings.
  • Rotate flip: Rotate or flip the resulted screenshot.
  • Pdf landscape: Render PDF in the landscape format.
  • Pdf print background: Print the background of the site in PDF.
  • Pdf to image: Render PDF as a set of images.
  • Pdf format: Page format like A0-A6 and so on.
  • Pdf media: Optimize a PDF for printing or render it exactly as the HTML or website is rendered.
  • Element overlap: When taking a screenshot of the element by CSS selector, take the screenshot of the elements that overlap the element.

Comparison by supported formats

A comparison table for the top 5 screenshot APIs by output formats that API supports:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneUrlbox.ioscreendotRestpackScreenshotAPI
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML

A short description of the formats:

  • JPG (JPEG): A most common format which contains compressed image data
  • PNG: A format which supports lossless data compression
  • WebP: An image format that provides superior lossless and lossy compression primarily for images on the web
  • PDF: A file format developed to present documents, including text formatting and images, in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems
  • GIF: A bitmap image format that supports animations
  • JSON: JSON containing Base64-encoded data or URL of the rendered image
  • Base64: A Base64-encoded image
  • SVG: A web-friendly vector file format
  • AVIF: An open-sourced and royalty free optimised image format which supports any image codec
  • HEIF: A container format for storing individual digital images and image sequences
  • TIFF: An image file format for storing raster graphics images, popular among graphic artists, the publishing industry, and photographers
  • JP2 (JPEG 2000): An image compression standard and coding system. It was developed with the intention of superseding the original JPEG standard.
  • HTML: A markup text that can be rendered by APIs from URL.

Comparison by pricing

The APIs are sorted from cheapest to the most expensive by normalized average price per 1000 screenshots:

APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
Geekflare$0.37$10 per 10000500
NoCodeAPI$0.46$12 per 1000060
ScrapingBee$0.48$49 per 20000
screendot$0.57$20 per 100001000
GetScreenshot$1.03$7.99 per 2500
screenshotlayer API$1.17$19.99 per 10000100
ProxyCrawl$1.2$39 per 10000
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Abstract$1.22$9 per 3000100
Pikwy$1.89$3 per 1000
ApiFlash$2.05$7 per 1000100
URL To Screenshot$2.08$9.99 per 50001000
Screenshot Machine$2.92$9 per 2500100
purplescreenshots.com$3.45$29 per 5000
Add Screenshots$3.88$9 per 2500100
Restpack$4.54$9.95 per 1000
URL2PNG$4.96$29 per 5000
thum.io$5.33$1 per 1000
Bannerbear$5.67$49 per 1000
Urlbox.io$5.68$10 per 1000
ScreenshotAPI$6.11$9 per 1000100
WhoisXMLAPI$6.87$19 per 1000500
GeoScreenshot$36.85$49 per 2500

The average price is a normalized average place per screenshot for each plan.

For example, consider an API with two plans: plan A with 1000 screenshots for $10 and plan B with 2000 screenshots for $50.

Plan A’s average price per screenshot is $10/1000 = $0.01. And the average per screenshot for plan B is $50/2000 = $0.025.

The average of the average is ($0.01 + $0.025) / 2 = $0.0175. But to simplify the number reading, I multiply it by 1000 to represent the average price for 1000 screenshots $0.0175 * 1000 = $17.5.

Complete review of best screenshot APIs

In case you are interested, one by one, I review each screenshot API and compare its features and pricing to ScreenshotOne API.

ScreenshotOne

URL: https://screenshotone.com/

ScreenshotOne is one of the best screenshot APIs on the market, made by Dmytro Krasun (it is me 😉), perfected to near excellence, and because of optimized operating costs, provides one of the most affordable pricing structures on the market.

Basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOne
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOne
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOne
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

Urlbox.io

URL: https://www.urlbox.io/

Urlbox was founded in 2012 to turn HTML into images and URLs into screenshots. It is a solid company that fixed the most complicated issues on taking screenshots and has a good trek record of customers — one of the best in the screenshot API niches.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIUrlbox.ioScreenshotOne
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIUrlbox.ioScreenshotOne
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneUrlbox.io
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Urlbox.io$5.68$10 per 1000

thum.io

URL: https://www.thum.io/

thum.io is focused on screenshot API, and they have an exciting feature — rendering PDF as images. But the solution is built on PhantomJS, a discontinued headless browser for automating web page interaction.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnethum.io
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnethum.io
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnethum.io
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
thum.io$5.33$1 per 1000

ProxyCrawl

URL: https://proxycrawl.com/screenshots-api

ProxyCrawl is a company developed around crawling and scrapping, but they also support taking screenshots. They provide native SDKs and have good experience working with headless browsers, but screenshot API capabilities are a bit limited.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneProxyCrawl
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneProxyCrawl
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneProxyCrawl
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ProxyCrawl$1.2$39 per 10000
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

Add Screenshots

URL: https://www.addscreenshots.com/

Add Screenshots is a mature API that can be used as a product without an API. It allows export to a variety of file storage, scheduling, and screenshot comparisons.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneAdd Screenshots
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIAdd ScreenshotsScreenshotOne
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneAdd Screenshots
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Add Screenshots$3.88$9 per 2500100

WhoisXMLAPI

URL: https://website-screenshot.whoisxmlapi.com/api

WhoisXMLApi is mostly centered around domain & IP data intelligence, but as a bonus, they provide a screenshot API. It is not their primary focus.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneWhoisXMLAPI
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneWhoisXMLAPI
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneWhoisXMLAPI
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
WhoisXMLAPI$6.87$19 per 1000500

Pikwy

URL: https://pikwy.com/

Pikwy has reasonable pricing, and it is not expensive. But they don’t support blocking ads and cookie banners, which might be an essential feature for many customers.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnePikwy
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnePikwy
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnePikwy
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Pikwy$1.89$3 per 1000

purplescreenshots.com

URL: https://purplescreenshots.com/

purplescreenshots is a new kid in the town but currently has a limited set of features — only basic ones.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnepurplescreenshots.com
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnepurplescreenshots.com
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnepurplescreenshots.com
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
purplescreenshots.com$3.45$29 per 5000

Bannerbear

URL: https://www.bannerbear.com/use-cases/scenarios/auto-generate-screenshots-via-api/

Bannerbear is a marketing automation API that allows creating templates and generating images from them. Screenshot API is not the central area of focus, but it has a limited set of features.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneBannerbear
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneBannerbear
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneBannerbear
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Bannerbear$5.67$49 per 1000

screendot

URL: https://screendot.io/

screendot is a new kid in the town with moderate pricing (not expensive) and supports essential features to take screenshots.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnescreendot
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnescreendot
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnescreendot
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
screendot$0.57$20 per 100001000
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

GeoScreenshot

URL: https://www.geoscreenshot.com/

GeoScreenshot is a product that emphasizes UI testing from different geo locations, but as a bonus, they have a screenshot API.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneGeoScreenshot
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneGeoScreenshot
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneGeoScreenshot
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
GeoScreenshot$36.85$49 per 2500

ScrapingBee

URL: https://www.scrapingbee.com/features/screenshot/

ScrappingBee is a company developed around crawling and scrapping, but they also support taking screenshots. They have good experience working with headless browsers, but screenshot API capabilities are limited since this is not their primary area of focus.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneScrapingBee
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneScrapingBee
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneScrapingBee
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScrapingBee$0.48$49 per 20000
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

URL2PNG

URL: https://www.url2png.com/

URL2PNG is one of the oldest screenshot APIs without a free plan but with a limited set of features.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneURL2PNG
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneURL2PNG
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneURL2PNG
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
URL2PNG$4.96$29 per 5000

GetScreenshot

URL: https://www.getscreenshotapi.com/

GetScreenshot is a fresh API that supports blocking ads and cookie banners. The bonus of the API is that you can use the same API key for their scrapping project if needed.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneGetScreenshot
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneGetScreenshot
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneGetScreenshot
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
GetScreenshot$1.03$7.99 per 2500
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

Restpack

URL: https://restpack.io/screenshot

Restpack provides mature screenshot API with support of native SDKs. They support all necessary screenshot API features primarily.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneRestpack
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneRestpack
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneRestpack
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Restpack$4.54$9.95 per 1000

Geekflare

URL: https://geekflare.com/api/screenshot

Geekflare was launched in 2015 as a knowledge and idea base. But then API collection was added. And now it supports screenshot API. It does not support many features like other APIs.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneGeekflare
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneGeekflare
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneGeekflare
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
Geekflare$0.37$10 per 10000500
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

NoCodeAPI

URL: https://nocodeapi.com/screenshot-api

NoCodeAPI is a marketplace that provides simplified access to many APIs. In addition to that, they offer a simple screenshot API. The upside of using NoCodeAPI screenshot API is that you can also have access with the same key to their other products.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneNoCodeAPI
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneNoCodeAPI
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneNoCodeAPI
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
NoCodeAPI$0.46$12 per 1000060
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

ApiFlash

URL: https://apiflash.com/

ApiFlash has operated since 2017. It supports most of the required features by customers and runs on Google Chrome and AWS Lambda to ensure scalability.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneApiFlash
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneApiFlash
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneApiFlash
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
ApiFlash$2.05$7 per 1000100

URL To Screenshot

URL: https://urltoscreenshot.com/

URL To Screenshot is an exemplary screenshot API with a minimal set of features that serves requests through the RapidAPI marketplace, which might be convenient for you if you already have access.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneURL To Screenshot
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneURL To Screenshot
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneURL To Screenshot
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
URL To Screenshot$2.08$9.99 per 50001000

Abstract

URL: https://www.abstractapi.com/api/website-screenshot-api

Abstract provides a set of APIs, and screenshot API is one of them. They probably offer a limited set of features because it is not their primary area of focus.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneAbstract
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneAbstract
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneAbstract
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
Abstract$1.22$9 per 3000100
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

screenshotlayer API

URL: https://screenshotlayer.com/

screenshotlayer API is a product built and maintained by the apilayer company aiming to build a variety of reliable APIs. It supports basic screenshotting options but does not support blocking ads and cookie banners.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOnescreenshotlayer API
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnescreenshotlayer API
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOnescreenshotlayer API
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
screenshotlayer API$1.17$19.99 per 10000100
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150

Screenshot Machine

URL: https://www.screenshotmachine.com/

Screenshot Machine is a mature screenshot API with a variety of options. They allow to set up image placeholders in case of screenshot rendering fails.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneScreenshot Machine
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneScreenshot Machine
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneScreenshot Machine
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
Screenshot Machine$2.92$9 per 2500100

ScreenshotAPI

URL: https://www.screenshotapi.net/

ScreenshotAPI is one of the most powerful APIs on the Internet. It is scalable, has various options, and has moderate pricing.

Comparison by basic features:

Feature / APIScreenshotOneScreenshotAPI
URL
HTML
Selector
Viewport size
Device scale factor
Full page
Lazy load
Cache
Cache ttl
Cache ignore
Wait for event
User agent
Authentication
Accept languages
Custom cookies
Custom headers
Custom css
Custom js
Comparison by advanced features:
Feature / APIScreenshotAPIScreenshotOne
Omit background
Fail on status
Geolocation
Custom proxy
Block cookie banners
Block ads
Scroll to element
Custom html
Custom css url
Delay
Thumbnail width
Thumbnail height
Markdown
Signed links
Click by selector
Hide by selector
Clip
Custom renders on errors
Uptime sla
Custom js url
Grayscale
Extract html
Extract text
Dark mode
Block tracking
Placeholder
Export to ftp
Export to s3
Image quality
Block chats
Dedicated workers
Highlight
Wait for selector
Block requests
Ip location
Email
Webhook
No js
Timeout
Zapier
Sdk
Schedule
Metadata
Custom domain
Timezone
Stealth mode
Gpu rendering
Export to azure
Bplogin
Fail on redirect
Emulate touch screen
Emulate mobile
Emulate landscape
Download
Hover
Brightness
Blur
Contrast
Emulate media
File name
Track changes
Reduced motion
Viewport device
Rotate flip
Pdf landscape
Pdf print background
Pdf to image
Pdf format
Pdf media
Element overlap
Comparison by supported formats:
Feature / APIScreenshotOneScreenshotAPI
JPG (JPEG)
PNG
WebP
PDF
GIF
JSON
Base64
SVG
AVIF
HEIF
TIFF
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
HTML
Comparison by pricing:
APIAverage price per 1000 screenshotsThe cheapest paid monthly plan per # of screenshotsFree optionFree screenshots
ScreenshotOne$1.22$7 per 2500150
ScreenshotAPI$6.11$9 per 1000100

Summary

I tried to make the comparison as objective as possible. Yes, it might be that my API is the best one, or it might not be. Nevertheless, I fully embrace it and am ready to improve. In the long term, I know it will be the best screenshot API anyway.

If you have any questions or want to suggest edits to the comparison, feel free to contact me.

I hope the post helped you to choose the best solution for your problem and have a nice day 👋

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