Top 3 Webpage Snapshot Tools To Boost Your Productivity

For online professionals like freelance bloggers, marketing writers, graphic designers, project managers, and even for regular internet users, a webpage snapshot tool is good to have for all sorts of situations. Whether you are creating a PowerPoint presentation or a tutorial, a reliable snapshot tool always come in handy.

However, you might be wondering about the distinction between a screen capture tool and a webpage snapshot application. The difference is minor, but definitely not insignificant. A screen capture tool takes a picture of your current desktop view and its current size, while the latter takes a full-size image of a website page that you want to save, basically by entering its URL.

If you’ll perform a quick Google search to find the best webpage snapshot tools available, you will overwhelm yourself by the number of results and choices. This specific tool is so useful that many came up with their own versions. Because of that, it is now harder to tell which one is for keeps.

In this article, I’ve summed up 3 of what I think are the best screen capture tools that I’ve tried myself.

#1 Webpage Screen Tool

As the name implies, this webpage snapshot tool offers straightforward functionality. To capture a full page, all you need to do is copy and paste the webpage URL, hit the download button, and follow the wizard. It’s as simple as that.

Aside from its core function, it’s also packed with useful features such as editing, cloud storing and screenshot sharing. It’s recommended for people who want to get full-page screenshots fast.

Webpage Screen Tool allows you to save images in JPG format to your local drive. You make annotations and it only takes a few clicks to download. This application is free and does not require registration. Plus, there’s no download limit or usage time restriction.

#2 WebShots Pro

This is another webpage screen capture app that is equally reliable. WebShots Pro is very similar to Webpage Screen Tool, but what I love about this one is that it offers the user with different resolutions to choose from.

To give it a try, go to the WebShots Pro homepage and type in the URL of the webpage you want to capture in the link box. Always remember to type in ‘WWW’ for it to work.

Perhaps, WebShots Pro’s edge over WebPage Screen Tool is that it shows a short description of the webpage you will capture. It may look unnecessary, but it actually informs the user if the correct webpage is provided.

#3 Thumbalizr

Thumbalizr requires a minimal registration fee to get full-size webpage snapshots, but it is worth a mention. Unlike WebShots Pro and WebPage Screen Tool, it captures the current size of your browser and gives a full image shot as well. You only have to paste your target URL in the link box and hit enter.

What’s more interesting about this app is that registered users can see web snapshots created by others.

However, a free user can only download a thumbnail size, hence the name of the tool. You need to register to be able to download screen captures in various resolutions.

Relationships Matter – How to Stop Time With Personal Snapshots of Your Memories

Relationships matter. As a society have we become so caught up in ourselves and ‘me time’ that our relationships cease to matter anymore? The computer and cell phone has given us a way to interact with one another without spending any face time. It’s all done by the press of a key on a keyboard. However, the facts remains that with all the texting and email, you can’t stop time and create memories or snapshots with your family and friends. 

How do you stop time? How does one capture the very time, the very moment of an event in their life? You can’t capture a moment in your life if you fail to recognize it occurring before you. Sometimes our moments occur without our own personal knowledge, but may be captured by an onlooker or the other person involved. This snapshot of time standing still could have happened unexpectedly or was intentionally orchestrated. What are these captured snapshots and how can we assure ourselves of being able to create more?

Einstein talked about time being relative. Some may argue that you cannot stop time, but if we delve closer into this assertion there is an experiment where you stare at the second hand on a clock while you that time has stopped as the second hand appears to stall while in motion just for a moment. There are some that say it is an optical illusion drawn from the conscious mind. That may be true, but we all have had moments where we have sensed our second hand had momentarily stood still.

The passage of time is not about the second hand on a clock, but about our relationships with people especially those in your life that bring you the most joy. When time is captured, it stands still. It becomes defined as “in the moment” because time becomes suspended while the event is occurring. The experience, the memory, the moment created lingers like the feeling you get from the innocence of a child’s hug or the faint smell of lingering perfume or cologne from your lover as you release each other from a loving embrace.  So, instead of investing in materials to save your marriage or get your ex back, think of the moments when time stood still and the feeling your experienced with that person and that will guide you back to how to save your relationship.

Relationships do matter. When the moment is there, you absentmindedly reminiscence about it while you’re stuck in traffic or waiting for the elevator. It’s like good food or fine wine which lingers heavily as it encapsulates you as time stood still just for that instant, just for that moment.  And, if you’re lucky, you’ve created many of them to relive continuously throughout your life.  For some, time stood still at the birth of your children, your first kiss, your first intimate encounter and yes, the ache in your heart over the first argument with someone you love dearly.

Have you thought about it now? How do you capture the moment? How do you stop time? Besides the use of a voice recorder, photograph or video the only other way to capture the moment is through our memories which sometimes can’t be counted upon to be an accurate account.

How do you capture time? Why you live each day creating those special moments with the people you care about the most. Each time you look in your child’s face and see yourself in their eyes you create a moment where you capture the significance of their existence. When you hold your elderly parent or loved one in your arms as you twinge with empathy at their frailty recalling the times that you relied on them for their strength and invincibility. Now you have taken their place.

You capture time by creating memories with the people in your life that matter because you couldn’t imagine your life without them in it. They make you feel safe. Sometimes they make you angry. They make you laugh and sometimes even cry. After these emotional and mental snapshots comes a quiet remembrance when time stood still for a moment and you swear you could hear the ever so lightly whisper of “I love you” only heard in silent understanding by those present as the slight pause in time occurred.

There are some of us who may choose to freeze the moment longer than necessary. We create a snapshot where you bid an extended unspoken farewell out of anger or misunderstanding as you move them further away from you with an awkward distance that neither of you can truly comprehend. Time frozen in hostility sometimes can never be forgiven. It just hangs suspended like a lone icicle on a snow filled roof top basked in heavy stillness. A coldness where the path to tolerance has been shut down by pride and a steely unwillingness to just “let it go” and move forward.

We all have the choice of how we will stop time and create our snapshots with or without our loved ones in our lives. However, we all know that the most pleasurable stoppage of time is when we’re in the zone and our family and friends are the focal point, our clock, our second hand.

Go out and create moments where you can see, hear and feel when time stood still because of the moments and your life’s snapshots you’ve created. And, as one last piece of advice, while you’re present in the moment, promise yourself to welcome the stoppage of time, savor the experience with peaceful surrender, as you deliberately take in this moment, this time, this life, your life.

Social Media and Guest Snapshots

When you think of the memories you’ll have and share of your special day, thoughts of your professionally done wedding portraits should be at the forefront of your mind. What you may not think of immediately is guest snapshots; the in-the-moment pictures your friends and family quickly snap up while shaking a leg on the dance floor. Although these images can be beautiful and full of life, and many argue add a degree of personality to any photo album, they’re not likely to catch your better side or portray your Aunt’s bright yellow party dress in the best lighting conditions. As such, many new couples are searching for alternatives which allow them to choose the first images shared around on their social media platforms like Facebook and Google+.

If this is a concern for you talk to your wedding photographer about social media options. Many photographers, including Piper Studios, offer digital images via DVD, which are easily uploaded to any social media platform. If you’ve chosen your photographer correctly these digital copies will portray the event with more creativity, artistry and more beautifully than anything your guests could tag on their walls. And if making sure you’re the first to upload the photos of your dress isn’t a top priority, there’s still the option of including your guest’s photographs in you professionally built album or DVD. These photos often resonate with the love and affection only friends and family can bring to the camera, and bring a sense of reality to your memories of that one day when you were truly the life of the party.

Additionally, including guests photos will provide more complete coverage of the event, capturing spontaneous moments and guest interactions you may have missed. Many wedding photographers pride themselves on the orchestration of all the visual memories for these special events, often incorporating slideshows, video, and guest photographs in their work. Yet an album put together by your friends and family is another option altogether. Letting your loved ones pick and choose the images they feel best portray the evening, your relationship with your new spouse, or even your relationship with them can give an interesting and unique spin to the wedding album. Consider asking a group of friends, perhaps colleagues or university chums, to put together an album, using your professional photographs and their own, and you’ll be surprised at how thoughtful and personal the results can be. These types of projects produce irreplaceable mementos you’ll cherish for years alongside your professionally done portraits.