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Shrink The Web

   

Small, Medium, and Large Size Images from Shrink The Web

Have you ever wanted to add a thumbnail picture of a web site to illustrate a post?

If you’ve tried, you know it can be difficult to make the picture small enough to fit your project while still keeping the image sharp enough to be identifiable.

That’s where the free tool, Shrink The Web, comes in.

Once you sign up, all you need to do is enter the URL of the site you want, choose the size of the image, place a line of code where you want the image, and – presto – your image will appear.

There are a few limitations to the free version. First, you can only do 5,000 screencaps per month (or 179 per day). That shouldn’t be much of a hardship for the average blogger. More annoying, however, is that free accounts can only snap the home page of any URL. For instance, since this blog isn’t the front page of the Ghost Leg site, I can’t use Shrink The Web to capture an image of the front page of Information Sells – I can only get the front page of Ghost Leg Media. (See the image in the right hand corner of this post.) The Pro version starts at $9.95 per month and can go up to several thousand dollars, depending on the features you want. For most of us, free will do just fine.