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Pearl Crescent Page Saver

June 30th, 2006 at 6:03am — Rating: Firefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointFirefox pointLink

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. :-)