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3 Different Ways to Convert HTML to JPG (With Screenshots)

January 4, 2022
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Inkit Team

Got an HTML file you want to convert to a JPG?

It’s a simple process, yes. As simple as dragging your HTML file and exporting it as a JPG.

If your browser can’t open the HTML link or you want to convert it to a digital image format in order to edit it, there are a few ways you can do this.

Converting HTML to JPG is very easy and can be done simply through a few different tools. 

And in most cases, any HTML-to-JPG tool will work.

But there are a lot of different tools out there and it’s important you choose the right one. 

Sometimes, as you’ll find below, you can even do this natively from your computer and don’t even need a conversion tool.

Below, we’ll cover all cases of converting your HTML files to JPG, with examples and screenshots. 

Here’s what you’ll learn below:

  • Different Methods to Convert HTML to JPG
  • Converting HTML to JPG With Screen Capture Tools
  • Converting HTML to JPG With An Online Converter
  • Factors to Consider When Choosing an HTML to JPG Tool

Different Methods to Convert HTML to JPG

There are a few different ways to do this.

But for the most part, you’ll either be using a screen capture tool or doing it online. We’ll be covering both methods below.

Here are some tools that can help you convert either an HTML file or a website page into a JPG image file:

  • Snipping Tool on Windows.
  • Lightshot on Mac.
  • Online-Convert for online file conversions.

Converting HTML to JPG With Screen Capture Tools

This is the most straightforward way of converting HTML to JPG. You can use the screen capture feature in your operating system (Snipping Tool for windows) or a third-party tool like Lightshot.

On an Apple system, you can create a screenshot instantly by pressing Shift + Command + 4 keys simultaneously. The mouse cursor should become a draggable crosshair when you execute this combination. You should be able to select the specific section of the screen that you want to include in the capture by clicking and dragging your cursor.

The resolution of the screen area you have selected is displayed in a floating dialogue box. 

On a Windows system, you can open the in-built screen capture feature by pressing Ctrl + PrtScn or Windows + Shit + S.

If you don't intend on doing any major manipulation or editing of the JPG file, using your PC’s screen capture feature might be the easiest way to complete this task. 

But if you want to edit or manipulate your image, the screen capture feature would be too limited. Photoshop or GIMP would be better for that.

But we’ll only be covering the conversion part below.

Converting HTML to JPG with the Windows screen capture tool

To convert the file format with this method, you’ll be using your system’s screen capture feature.

If you have your HTML file open in your browser, you can then use the screen capture feature to capture a specific region you want to convert as JPG.

So, the order is:

  1. Open your HTML file in your browser or any viewable tool.
  2. Take a snapshot of an area with your screen capture tool (Snipping tool on Windows, for example).
  3. Click File > Save as.
  4. Select the location and select the Save as type as JPG.
save as jpg snipping tool

Converting HTML to JPG with Lightshot

1. To get started with Lightshot, simply open the Lightshot app in your system after downloading it.

3. Open the webpage you wish to turn into a JPG.

3. Click the Lightshot icon in the system tray or the Print Screen key. Click a start point and drag it to select the area you wish to capture.

capturing jpg file with lightshot

When you've decided on a region, a floating menu will appear to allow you to do additional things like adding an arrow line, creating a straight line, adding text, highlighting a specific region, and so on. You can make some edits here.

Under the chosen area, click the floppy disk symbol to save the screenshot to your computer. 

Then, you can save the screenshot as a JPG, PNG, or BMP. You can save your screenshot locally on your computer instead of having to upload it first.

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Converting HTML to JPG With An Online Converter

This method lets you convert HTML to JPG and other formats, including PNG, SVG, GIF, Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), and PowerPoint (.ppt). 

All you have to do is upload your file or enter the URL of the page that you want to convert. 

Another way of converting it is by uploading an HTML file for the converter to convert it to JPG. Once you've entered the necessary information, hit "Convert to" and select your preferred output format.

Here’s how:

1. Go to Online-Convert.com

html to jpg online converter


2. Review the default settings on the HTML to JPG conversion page, including the quality and size of the image output. You can apply custom settings, DPI, change the size, crop the file and more. Or, you can just keep the settings default.

html to jpg converter site file settings

3. Once you're comfortable with the settings, click on Upload a file or enter the URL. If you choose this option, make sure that the HTML file is in the format that Online-Convert.com supports before proceeding. You can also upload a file from a cloud storage solution like Google Drive and Dropbox.

4. Click on Choose a File to upload an HTML file from your computer. Locate and upload the file you want to convert.

5. Click Start to begin the conversion process. It typically takes a few seconds.

download as jpg file

The output will be available to download to your computer or upload to your cloud storage.

To use the URL option:

1. Click on Enter URL and paste the URL you wish to convert to JPG.

2. Click Add. The conversion tool will add the URL to your conversion list. A dialog box will appear asking whether you wish to capture a screenshot of the link. Click on Capture Screenshot.

capture screenshot html to jpg

3. Once the URL is added (it'll be added as a PDF), click on Start. The process will take a few seconds. Once completed, you will see a list of JPG files that you can download to your computer or upload to the cloud.

converted files save as jpg

You will also have the option to download all the JPG files in a ZIP file.

Factors to Consider When Choosing an HTML to JPG Tool

Finally, before we wrap up, let’s go over some factors to consider before deciding on which tool to use to convert HTML to JPG:

  • How it works - A simple explanation of how the program works is beneficial, especially for beginners. This will give you a brief idea of what to expect from your chosen HTML to JPG converter.
  • File size - File size matters especially if you are only trying to save some room on your computer. HTML files tend to be relatively small, so it shouldn't matter too much, but just in case, check out the file sizes first before converting HTML to JPG.
  • Image quality - Image quality is an essential factor to consider especially if you plan to publish the converted image on your website. A high-quality image can enhance the effectiveness of your posts, so it's best to look for an HTML to JPG converter that outputs images with optimum quality.
  • Supported formats - Check if the converter can support all the file types that you need it to work with. HTML, PNG, GIF, JPG, and other web images are the most common ones that you will find in HTML files.
  • Supported platforms - Since there are different tools for different operating systems (and even browsers), check if the one you choose is compatible with your system or browser. You don't want to waste time trying out lots of converters only to find out that the one you end up choosing doesn't work on your PC or browser.

Also, keep in mind that not all HTML to JPG converters are free, and there may be a trial period before you can convert HTML to JPG for free. If you plan on testing the program, make sure that it doesn't have a limited number of uses before you have to buy the full version.

Conclusion

There are several tools available online that can help you convert HTML to JPG. Most of these tools come with both free and premium options. 

If this is something you often do or will be doing in the future, it may be worthwhile to invest in a paid converter since most offer more features than their free counterparts. 

The first two methods we discussed allowed you to take screenshots of web pages but only show part of the entire content. 

The last method showed how you can convert HTML to JPG turning the entire web page into an image or a series of images all at once.

Looking for other ways to manage your HTML or PDF conversions?

Be sure to also check out:

And finally, check out Inkit’s PDF Renderer to learn how to convert HTML to PDF at scale as a developer.

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