How to Save Your Pet Page

If you want to save your Catster pet page, follow these instructions:

Take a screenshot (be sure to close any open ads on your photos before saving):

On a Macintosh, use Command + Shift + 3 to save a screenshot of the page to your desktop. On a Windows PC, use Alt + Prt Sc. to save an image of the page to your clipboard. Then go to your photo editing program or a program like Microsoft Paint or Powerpoint and use Ctlr+V to paste the image into the program and save the screenshot as a picture file. NOTE: On some Windows keyboards, you may need to also press the FN key when the top row of keys are dual-purpose (e.g. END/PrtScr for the same key, with PrtScr being the non-active command unless the FN key is also pressed).

Advantages:

  • Fast — takes only a few clicks
  • Saves a representation of your pet page as a unified image

Disadvantages:

  • To save the entire pet page, you may need to scroll down to take multiple screenshots.
  • Using your browser’s zoom feature, you can move more of your pet’s page into each screenshot, but resolution is sacrificed in the process, which will become apparent when you blow up the screenshot to a more easily viewable size.

Make a web page archive (be sure to close any open ads on your photos before saving):

NOTE: Those using our anti-copy feature to protect their photos will need to turn off the protection. To adjust your Photo Sharing and Security Preferences, go to your Account Page, click on “Account preferences [Review and set all your custom preferences]” and select the “Please do not add extra security to my photos” option.

Step 1: enable photo sharing

Enable Photo Sharing: Step 1

Step 2: Enable Photo Sharing

Enable Photo Sharing: Step 2

Step 3: Enable Photo Sharing

Enable Photo Sharing: Step 3

Browsers allow the saving of a page as either a web page complete or as a web page HTML only. The HTML option saves the page as a single document, which is simpler, but it does not save your individual pet photos. The web page complete option creates a folder that will contain all of the images associated with the pet page. Most of the images will be thumbnails associated with gifts, friends, pals, advertisements, etc., but your pet’s photos will be easy to find because they will be saved with their pet ID# at the beginning of the file name. For example, Watch Dog’s primary photo would be saved as 937912_1340648090.jpg.

Save as a Web Page Archive: Step 1

Save as a Web Page Archive: Step 1

Save as a Web Page Archive: Step 2

Save as a Web Page Archive HTML Only

Save as a Web Page Complete

Save as a Web Page Archive Complete

Advantages:

  • Saves a complete view of your pet page in as close to the original configuration as possible
  • Fast — Takes only a couple of clicks

Disadvantages:

  • Takes up much more drive space
  • Advertisements are saved along with your pet page.
  • Community specific links on your pet’s archive page will eventually produce 404 errors when the community database is removed, resulting in a broken link/icon image.