The Four Ways To Capture A Web Page
For last several years, I have learned a lot about Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and wanted to share with others my knowledge about this field. My background is in Computer Science and have 20 years of experience at this point. In a series of Blog posts, I will go deeper into each of these capture methods, but for now we will keep it simple. Our example web page is https://osintliar.com. It doesn’t have dynamic content, nor any videos.
In future blog posts, we will go over the problem set involved in live data captures.
Taking a screenshot of a web page is a quick and straightforward method. It captures the page exactly as it appears at a moment in time, including layout and images. However, it’s static and doesn’t preserve the interactivity or underlying code. Screenshots can be saved in various formats like PNG or JPEG.
Saving As HTML
Saving As MHTML
Exporting a web page as a PDF is a useful way to preserve its visual layout and text content. This method is widely supported and convenient for sharing and viewing. However, like screenshots, it creates a static record and doesn’t preserve the interactivity or the full functionality of the web page.
What Works Best?
Did you know, OSINT LIAR can store all of these web page captures? If you have a favorite tool for doing your captures, awesome! OSINT LIAR is already compatible with it.