To contribute to this tool, first checkout the code. Then create a new virtual environment:

cd shot-scraper
python -m venv venv
source venv/bin/activate

Or if you are using pipenv:

pipenv shell

Now install the dependencies and test dependencies:

pip install -e '.[test]'

Then you’ll need to install the Playwright browsers too:

shot-scraper install

To run the tests:


Some of the tests exercise the CLI utility directly. Run those like so:



Documentation for this project uses MyST - it is written in Markdown and rendered using Sphinx.

To build the documentation locally, run the following:

cd docs
pip install -r requirements.txt
make livehtml

This will start a live preview server, using sphinx-autobuild.

The CLI --help examples in the documentation are managed using Cog. Update those files like this:

cog -r docs/*.md

Tweeting the release notes#

After pushing a release, I use the following to create a screenshot of the release notes to use in a tweet:

shot-scraper \
  --selector '.Box-body' --width 700 \

Example tweet.