Pearl Crescent Page Saver
Last weeks Fireday, I talked about the ScreenGrab Firefox extension and why you need to have a JVM installed for it to work properly.
Well, this week, I'm reviewing the Pearl Crescent Page Saver extension. Quite a mouthful, but the Page Saver is exceptional for designer's portfolio work. The extension doesn't even need a JVM to run.
The Page Saver extension lets you capture full web pages in a PNG format. The extension uses the new canvas feature in Firefox 1.5. There are two versions of the extension: Basic and Pro. The basic version is primarily what users will want, where the professional adds the following enhancements to the extension:
- Save images to an HTTP or FTP server
- Place a copy of a captured image on the clipboard
(not available on Linux)
- Specify destination file on the command line
The pro version costs $15 where the basic version is Free.
Page Saver is something that designers should have in their arsenal for showing off their work. I've been using the extension for a while and I think its a great tool for analyzing other web sites as a whole as opposed to viewing pieces of paper taped together. :-)