# Is it possible to take a screenshot of a web page as an SVG image?

I have a webpage which is entirely vector-based (text, icon fonts, SVGs, but no PNGs, JPEGs, or GIFs).

Is there any way to take a vector screenshot of that webpage and save it as a fully-scalable SVG file?
(so that I can take the screenshot on a normal PC and have it look good on retina)

This ought to be possible, but I can't find anything that will do it.

Extra credit: If it has a few bitmap images, I want an SVG with embedded bitmaps.

• It looks like html2canvas.hertzen.com might help here. – SLaks Apr 8 '13 at 19:36
• is the .html file in question not actually what you want? – Sparr Apr 8 '13 at 19:37
• @Sparr: No; I want to manipulate the SVG in an editor (eg, crop it, add a banner), then put it in an <img>. (for the help / tour page of a web app) – SLaks Apr 8 '13 at 19:39
• How would PNG or JPEG files be converted to SVG? – HairOfTheDog Apr 8 '13 at 20:02
• This is an amazing usefull idea. Especially for UI designers who have to work on existing websites evolutions. I will pay for a tool that features SVG exports because I hate to work on mockups with bitmaps softwares, this is a total nonsense. – smonff Apr 13 '13 at 14:47

Not quite a screenshot, but if the page prints well you could print it as a PDF. Both Inkscape and Illustrator will load a PDF (and save it as SVG if needed).

• When I tried this out, Firefox printed bitmap radio buttons to the PDF file. Chromium-browser and wkhtmltopdf produced all-vector files. – Randall Whitman Apr 17 at 21:58

CSSBox WebVector will convert HTML pages to SVG. It's a java command-line application, and you can see a sample of its output here.

• Both command-line and GUI modes in fact. I tried out WebVector to export to SVG a small HTML form containing radio buttons. It produced an SVG file containing entirely vector content, as desired - no embedded bitmap content. The radio buttons rendered as squares, which look like checkboxes of typical rendering. – Randall Whitman Apr 17 at 21:31

• CutyCapt is available in the canonical repositories on ubuntu 18.04, so sudo apt install cutycapt is all I needed to do to try it. With a couple of seconds delay (--delay=3000) it even renders mathjax!!! – cheshirekow May 8 at 22:48