Apercite is a service that generates website screenshots and their associated thumbnails for you.
Free anonymous usage
To use apercite, the simplest solution is to use our anonymous API access. There are a few limitations to this access, but it will take less than 5 minutes to integrate.
You can use it on your website by using a simple HTML <img> tag:
You must replace <size> and <url> parameters, see below for available sizes.
The free and anonymouus API have some limitations.
The thumbnail requests priority is set to "low", which means your captures are always done after the captures of authenticated users.
Requests are rate-limited to 1 new thumbnail request per second (with some burst allowance), and 10 display request per second (with some burst allowance too). Depending on our current system load, we may allow more requests, but we wil enforce those limits when servers are busy.
Query parameters (everything after an eventual question mark in the URL) are heavily filtered, to avoid some service abuses.
Free authenticated usage
To use the service as an authenticated user, you must provide credentials with each requests. Client libraries for PHP, NodeJS and Python are provided in your user area. Please refer to the matching section in your account.
We currently support the following sizes for 4:3 ratio:
80x60 100x75 120x90 160x120 180x135 240x180 320x240 560x420 640x480 800x600
You can also use the following sizes for the 16:10 ratio:
80x50 120x75 160x100 200x125 240x150 320x200 560x350 640x400 800x500
As an experiment, we added a few sizes that matches popular social networks requirements:
55x55 60x60 110x110 161x161 165x165 180x180 222x150 300x300 400x400 506x253 646x220 820x312 900x600