How to autocapture covers

 

As well as editing custom covers for each page individually, we also provide the option to autocapture screenshots feature which can be found in the toolbar in your sitemap:

 

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Autocaptures work off a monthly credits system for your account, depending on your plan.

  • Freelance - 1,000 autocaptures per month
  • Team - 3,000 autocaptures per month
  • Agency  - 5,000 autocaptures per month

These credits refresh each month on payment of your invoice, and any unused credits for the previous month do not rollover.

Settings

 

We provide the following settings for autocapturing screenshots:

 

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Full Page

When this is checked, we will capture full-page screenshots of your chosen pages.

If you just require thumbnails and/or want to speed up the processing time, leave this unchecked. 

 

Lazy Load

If you are seeing missing sections in your screenshots, this is likely due to your website lazy loading these images, so they appear when a user scrolls to them in the webpage.

Please be aware that checking this could cause a 2-3x increase in the time it takes to finish autocapturing your pages.

 

Hidden Elements

On occasion, we are unable to remove popups/modals etc from your web-page before capturing. To hide multiple elements at once, provide the CSS selectors for the elements you want to hide, separated by commas.

 

Preview Capture

In order to avoid wasting your monthly autocaptures allowance, we strongly recommend previewing your settings each time you run the autocaptures feature.

 

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This will allow you to try out the different settings and preview the homepage before committing to autocapturing pages in bulk (particularly if you have a large website).

 

Select Pages

 

In order to provide as much customization as possible, we also allow you to select which pages you wish to autocapture, as well as the number of pages selected, and the number of autocaptured covers remaining for your monthly period:

 

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We also provide the option to only show pages without covers, which is handy if you already have custom covers on some pages, or if you are doing different sections at a time.

 

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Confirm and Start Autocapture

 

After confirming you are happy with your settings, preview and pages selected, click 'Confirm & Start' to start the autocapture process.

 

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While we are autocapturing your pages, we will display the progress, including an estimated completion time.

 

We process the pages you have requested in small batches of 5-15 pages (dependent on your settings), so if you remain in the sitemap you will gradually see the screenshots appear for your chosen pages every minute or so.

This is also to give you the opportunity to review these pages as we are running the autocapture process - if you start to see issues with pages not loading correctly, the process can be stopped at anytime, by clicking 'Stop'.

Please be aware that this can take up to 60 seconds as we wait for the current batch to be completed.

 

Once we have finished autocapturing your pages, we will email you with a summary of the process, including number of pages which we are unable to capture, and subsequently the number of credits we have reimbursed to your account.

 

If you do not wish to be emailed when autocapturing is finished, please uncheck this box at any time.