How to screenshot PowerBI reports

Learn how to automatically take screenshots of a PowerBI report or visualization using PagePixels.


PagePixels is a screenshot automation solution that you can use to take automated scheduled screenshots of web pages, including a PowerBI report and visualization.

PagePixels is free to start, and this tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for automating screenshots of a PowerBI report on a once per day interval.

How to automate taking a screenshot of a PowerBI report

To create a screenshot automation of a PowerBI report:


Create a screenshot

Log in to your PagePixels account, and click the "+Create Screenshot" button.


Set your schedule

By default, recurring screenshots are set to every 5 minutes.

For a daily screenshot, change the default frequency values from every "5" "Minutes" to every "1" "Days" using the input field and drop-down menu.


Add your URL

Copy and paste your PowerBI report or visualization embed link into the "Website URL to Capture" field.


Add CSS Selector

PagePixels "CSS Selector" field comes in handy when you want to capture only a specific element on a web page.

In this case, to get a screenshot of your PowerBI report, you can use the CSS Selector:


Change "Page Width" value

Update the default value (1920) in the "Page Width" field to: 1602


Increase "Time to wait" value

Because data visualizations can take a long time to load, we recommend increasing the "Time to wait" value from 1500 to 8000 (value is in milliseconds).

If the visualizations are still not fully loaded, you can increase this value further (max is 20000).


Save Screenshot

Click the green "Save Screenshot" (top-right) button.

Your screenshot automation is officially set, and your first screenshot will be taken shortly.

What else can PagePixels do?

When you automate screenshots of your Power BI reports and visualizations with PagePixels, you can also:

  • Schedule screenshots by time interval, days of the week, time of day, and time zone using PagePixels built-in scheduling system.
  • Automatically post screenshots of your Power BI reports to a public or private Slack channel or custom webhook address with our built-in integrations.
  • Send, save, and email screenshots of your Power BI reports to 5,000+ services with the PagePixels Screenshots Zapier integration.
  • Customize the style of your Power BI reports with PagePixels CSS injection feature.
  • Use PagePixels CSS selector option to take screenshots of a specific metric in your PowerBI report.
  • Programmatically take scheduled and one-time screenshots of your Power BI reports using PagePixels Screenshots API.


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