Screenshot Bin is Shutting Down

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to shut down the Screenshot Bin service. We’ve worked hard this past year to create a dependable screenshot service. However, creating a solution that works at scale is difficult - and we feel that we can no longer provide a reliable service at a cost that makes sense for both us and our customers.

The details of the shutdown are outlined below. As of today, no further charges will be made to your payment methods.

When will Screenshot Bin shut down?

  • The service will run as-is for one more full month, giving you time to migrate to another service or solution

  • On December 14th 2018 at 9am PST, we will start rejecting requests at random, starting with 1% of requests and increasing this percentage at regular intervals until we reach 100% on December 21st 2018, upon which service will terminate fully.

What are my migration options?

  • Using another service. Some other solutions that you may wish to evaluate include: Screenshot Layer, Browserless, URLbox, Thum.io, url2png, Restpack, Browshot

  • Running your own service. Internally we use Puppeteer–Google’s solution for running headless Chrome on servers–to capture your screenshots. We run puppeteer in docker containers on Amazon ECS. There are a number of tutorials and blog posts online related to running Puppeteer in the cloud.

We’d like to thank our customers that have stuck with us up until this point, and we apologize for any inconveniences that our shutdown causes for you.

Sincerely,

Screenshot Bin Team