How to Take a Screenshot Selenium Java

Selenium is an open-source web-based automation tool that is implemented using a web driver. We will be using geckodriver because Selenium 3 enables geckodriver as the default WebDriver implementation for Firefox.


  1. geckodriver.exe
  2. maven dependency selenium


it takes 4 simple to take a screenshot:
  1. Set webdriver.gecko.driver and its' path as a system property.
  2. Set the firefox diver and browse to the website.
  3. Convert webdriver object to TakeScreenshot.
  4. Use the built-in function to get screenshot and save as file.

Let’s see all the above steps in the code. We will use getScreenshotAs(OutputType>X< Target) function to take screenshot.

import org.apache.commons.compress.utils.FileNameUtils;
import org.openqa.selenium.*;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

import java.util.List;

public class TakeScreenshot {

    public static String GECKODRIVER_PATH = "F:\\WORK\\SeleniumShortTasks\\Screenshot\\src\\main\\resources\\geckodriver.exe";

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        //set firefox webdriver
        System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver", GECKODRIVER_PATH);
        WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();

        //get the firefox browser & Browse the Website 
        String siteLink = "";

        //Convert webdriver object to TakeScreenshot
        TakesScreenshot scrShot = ((TakesScreenshot) driver);

        //Create image file
        File source = scrShot.getScreenshotAs(OutputType.FILE);

        //Set new destination & File Name
        String fileWithPath = "C:\\Users\\Momin-PC\\Desktop\\oracle.png";
        File destination = new File(fileWithPath);

        //Copy file at destination
        try {
            FileUtils.copyFile(source, destination);

        } catch (Exception e) {



All resources used in this tutorial are attached:
  • source code
  • geckdriver.exe