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To remain compliant with our e-mail provider, we must block invalid e-mail addresses, addresses that have bounced, etc. Every day, we get reports about such e-mail addresses and add them to our blacklist. These e-mails cannot receive any notification from us, including information about a capture, a password reset, etc.

Now you will see a warning if your account e-mail address has been blocked and if any e-mail recipient of your capture is on our blacklist. You can open a support ticket to solve the issue and get the e-mail whitelisted again.

If your own account e-mail address is blacklisted, you will find this warning at the top of each page and under Account:

Your e-mail is blocked

If a capture contains an e-mail address that is blocked, you will see a similar warning at the top and bottom of the capture page:

Your e-mail is blocked

Check that the e-mail address is spelled correctly, and contact the owner to determine whether they recently had an issue (e.g., mailbox full, change of e-mail, etc.) or whether they have blocked messages from blitapp.com.

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March 19, 2020

We have made two improvements to Blitapp:

  1. Test your captures outside of their regular schedule
  2. Make changes across capture

Test your captures

You can now test your captures without having to wait for the scheduled time to kick in. In your capture, there is new button Save & Test. It works for all captures, even paused captures. This saves any change you may have done to your capture, and run a test. It will then display the history of the capture. Your test will show as IN PROGRESS. When the capture is done, it will change to SUCCESS or ERROR. If you close the history, you can click on the History link at the bottom of the page to see the history popup again.

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March 18, 2020

Update: Use the automation steps to login to a website. It i easier to set up and can handle complex login pages.

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
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