How to make cool screenshots for a WordPress website
We’ve discovered a fantastic tool for presenting screenshots of your WordPress website on a laptop, tablet or iPhone screen. It’s free and does all the hard work for you! As a WordPress website design agency, until recently we spent a lot of time using Photoshop to create cool images of our websites superimposed on iPhones, iPads, laptop screens etc. It’s an impressive way to present a website and show the different responsive design screen sizes, but it can be time-consuming.
Life is now much easier now we’ve discovered Placeit…
Placeit is a fantastic tool that automatically creates professional-looking screenshots of a WordPress website (although it’s not just for WordPress) and perfectly positions them on an image of an iPhone screen, iPad, laptop etc.
- Choose one of Placeit’s dozens of images of different screens and printed materials
- Upload a screenshot or – even easier – just enter the URL and Placeit will grab a screenshot for you
- Placeit will automatically size the image and place it on the screen
- If the image you chose contains more than one screen (e.g. a mobile and a computer screen) then you can upload a different screenshot onto each screen – for example, to show the different responsive design layouts
The best bit is that all the above is free if you only need an image of 640×480 pixels. The prices are reasonable for larger or more complex images, and I think it’s great that they have a free option as this will be sufficient for most people.
Placeit also have a small selection of product images, such as business cards, outdoor advertising screens and presentation folders. These are good for presenting your other design work, so it’s not just for websites.