Page Layers is a Mac website screenshot app that converts web pages to Photoshop files featuring separate layers for all page elements.

Page Layers allows you to import existing pages into Photoshop and will save you lots of time when re-designing or improving existing web pages.

Just open any page in the embedded browser and save the page as PSD with layers or plain PNG. Every web page element (every image, link, block, …) will be rendered as separate, named layer. Layer groups will be created according to the site structure.

It is the only OS X website screenshot app you will ever need, unique in its capability to capture web pages with layers.

What's New

Version 1.9.8

- Fixed a bug where in very rare cases text elements would not be captured when elements were styled with CSS transitions.
- Fixed a bug where browser-detecting JavaScript code would detect an old browser version.

Ratings and Reviews

Bought it Dec 2017


App keeps crashing when I try to download the PSD from any wordpress site.

Works as advertised. No catch, just supremely convenient.

Matt Stein

I think I experienced the same level of shock and/or disbelief as other reviewers: feed the simple-looking app a URL and it'll be loaded in the in-app web pane. (Think Paparazzi or similar screenshot tools.) Drag the PSD icon from the app to wherever you'd like, and in a few seconds (even on my mid-2009 MacBook Pro) the magic has happened. I'll typically only have Page Layers open for less than a minute at a time, and it easily saves 20-45 minutes every time I use it.

No more snapping PNGs of pages only to hack them apart in Photoshop – now I can start with neat layers named and ordered according to the page markup. No issues with JavaScript, typography (which is flattened) or anything being flakey. If I see it in the app, that's how it's captured.

I'd call Page Layers pricey if it didn't save so much time with so little effort. It's fantastic, and my one minor support issue (involving a forward slash in the page title) received a direct, personal response in 33 minutes. Expectations exceeded, thanks Ralf!

Indespensible for web designers and developers


Before Page Layers, I was used to browser extensions doing this work for me, but Page Layers is so much better, and does so much more than just taking screenshots. Sure, it's great for getting those website snaps for your portfolio at just the size you need, but the PSD export feature is perfect for making changes to an existing site design, or just seeing how pages are built. The new version with layer folders is outstanding, though you might find it useful in Photoshop to turn on the "auto select" feature for the move tool in case you're after a detail element buried in the page.

I contacted Ralf for support about a minor issue I was having, and the response I got was friendly and helpful. He went out of his way to offer a workaround for the problem I was having, and promised a fix in the next version.

Overall, excellent software by a friendly, conscientious developer. $30 is a bargain. What more could you ask for? I couldn't be happier.


Ralf Ebert
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