GPU Accelerated Website Screenshots

Jonathan Markwell
1 min read

Many of the most beautiful webpages these days are graphics heavy and often include WebGL scenes.

Your MacBook takes rendering them in its stride but servers aren't usually built for the same kind of work. This can make rendering slow, and/or inaccurate - especially if you're doing a full-page render.

Now with Urlbox you can get similar amounts of power by simply passing the following new option:


We'll then render the screenshots with a hardware GPU. We've seen instances of screenshots rendering 5x faster this way.

This feature is currently in beta. GPUs are in high demand and significantly increase our costs. During the beta the cost will be exactly the same as a non-gpu screenshot renders. Please take it for a spin but expect costs to increase in 2023.