Blit is a tool that lets you take screenshots of websites on a schedule. Try it free.

With Blit, you can inject JavaScript code into a page to create complex interactions. You can use this functionality to log into a website before you capture a page.

The JavaScript code must replicate the following:

  1. Enter the user name and password.
  2. Click on the login button.
  3. Wait for the new page to load.

The first step is to identify the username and password fields. We will use CSS selectors to identify the two fields. You can find additional information about retrieving CSS selectors in this post.

We will use the Browshot login page as an example: https://browshot.com/login. This page has two forms, the first of which is used to log into the dashboard.

Browshot login page

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January 26, 2020

Sometimes, pages display banners or overlays—such as cookie banners, subscription popups, etc.—that hide the pages’ main content. With Blitapp, you can hide these banners and overlays before taking a screenshot of the page.

We’ll go through a couple of examples to explain how to find the element to hide or click on, as well as how to add it to your capture settings. If you find this post too complicated and aren’t sure how to hide elements for your captures, don’t hesitate to contact us for assistance.

Accept cookies

The news website The Guardian (https://www.theguardian.com/us) asks the user to accept cookies with a banner at the bottom of the page.

See how to hide a cookie banner

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January 25, 2020

Blitapp used to take screenshots as JPEG files. When we took over Blitapp, we switched to better quality PNG images. But these PNG files can have a much larger size size, going over 15MB for a full page screenshot.

Now, you have a choice between JPEG and PNG for all you captures. Click on Advanced Web Options, you will find the new option *Image Quality” to switch between PNG and JPEG.

Image Quality option in Blitapp

To give you an idea of the file size and quality for both formats, here are a couple of examples. You can open both images in new tabs to compare the quality:

Amazon product page, 1,280 x 7,941px

Instagram homepage, 1,280 x 10,830px

The difference in terms of file size gets bigger as the screenshot size is bigger, but also depending on how “busy” is the web page.

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January 18, 2020

Send your screenshots to your Google Drive

You can now upload your screenshots directly to your cloud storage through Apps, including to your own Google Drive.

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January 18, 2020

Webhook notifications for Blitapp

We have added the ability to get notifications every time a capture is done through webhooks. You can use webhooks to integrate Blitapp with many other services such as Zapier.

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November 03, 2019
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