Setting the Image Dimension

When you send an HTML snippet to the API, it automatically crops your image to match the height and width of the outermost HTML element. For instance, the example below generates a screenshot with a height of 630 pixels and a width of 1200 pixels.

<div class="p-8 space-y-6 bg-gray-100 border-4 border-black flex justify-center items-center" style="height: 630px; width: 1200px">
  <h1 class="text-xl font-bold">Now we're rendering!</h1>

<script src=""></script>

Would generate an example like:

Resulting image preview from accompanying HTML and CSS

Please note: This method applies solely to HTML snippets. It does not automatically crop full HTML pages that contain <html> and <body> tags.

High Resolution Images

Modern devices come with varied DPR (device pixel ratio). High-quality screens typically have a 2x or higher DPR, which means they need twice or thrice the number of pixels than traditional, lower resolution screens for crystal clear images. Our image rendering service considers this by generating template images at twice the size and setting the default device_scale parameter to 2.

Therefore, if you specify 1200px in your HTML, it will result in an image that's 2400px, to cater to high-resolution screens.

Setting the Viewport

Our image rendering service uses Google Chrome to generate images. Like any web browser, the viewport setting determines the total area that the browser can render.

  • The default viewport setting is 1366x768. Therefore, when you use the url parameter to generate a screenshot of a web page (or when sending a full HTML page with a <html> and <body> tag), the resulting image will have these dimensions. It's important to note that the default device_scale setting is 1 when using the url parameter, specifically for this reason.

  • You can modify the viewport settings using the viewport_height and viewport_width parameters. Both parameters are necessary for the changes to apply.

  • This feature is optimal for full pages and screenshots. When rendering HTML templates, we recommend keeping the viewport settings as they are and using auto-cropping instead.

Resizing on-the-fly

All the images rendered and hosted on our CDN can be adjusted on the fly by adding a  height or width query parameter to image URL.

If only one parameter is used, the image's aspect ratio will be preserved. If both parameters are used, the image will be cropped and resized as necessary.

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