How to make high(er)-res screenshots of Google Maps?

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  1. discosoap macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    I have the following challenge: I'd like to make a high-res screenshot (say 6000 x 4000 pixels) of a webpage (to create a highly zoomable Google map screenshot.png). My Macbook has a maximum screen resolution of 1680 x 1050, and I can't figure out how to force Safari/Chrome/Firefox to make a larger browser window (thus with content outside my screen). I can stretch the content window horizontally (as big as I like), but not vertically (it will give me 1050 pixels maximum). Does anyone have any idea on how to create a high(er)-res screenshot of Google maps? Any solution (or workaround) would be greatly appreciated)!!

    Kind regards from Holland,

    discosoap
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You make several screenshots (CMD+SHIFT+4) and combine those screenshots via Gimp or the 30-day trial of Photoshop. I have done it before and it is an okay procedure.
     
  3. discosoap, Sep 2, 2012
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    discosoap thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dear Simsaladimbamba

    Thanks for your quick response!! Yes, i considered your solution, and it could certainly be a last resort . I was hoping for a more efficient solution though, because the level of detail I want to attain would require at least 100 smaller screenshots per map... Moreover, I have to create quite a few high-res maps which would add up to an enormous amount of photoshopping :) Any other suggestions would thus be very welcome :)
     
  4. BrianBaughn, Sep 4, 2012
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    Stitching multiple shots together would probably be iffy as the on-map labels are dynamic and don't appear in the same position all the time. Except at full zoom, maybe.
     
  5. discosoap thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes, thank you Brian, good point!! One more reason not to use this particular solution.. Still hoping that one of you MR-wizards knows an alternative solution :) Again, any suggestion to solve my problem is very welcome!!
     
  6. BrianBaughn, Sep 5, 2012
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    Here's a video demo of how it can be done by modifying the embed code at Google Maps and pasting into an HTML page, then using Firefox and the add-on "Screengrab". Works.
     
  7. discosoap thread starter macrumors regular

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    And bam!! Right there, that's why I love this community, there's always a helpful and bright mind coming up with a solution. That's exactly what I needed. Thanks a million Brian, very, very helpful :D
     
  8. jbeyer05 macrumors newbie

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    The link that BrianBaughn posted on 2012-09-05 is currently filled with asterisks for me. I'm logged in to a legitimate registered account. Could someone re-post the link, or explain why I can't see it?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I've updated the link :)
     

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