The Image Tester is a semi-codeless stand-alone solution with which you can perform visual validations while using frameworks which are not yet supported by Applitools.
To download the latest version, and for more information check out this page.
With Image Tester, the visual validation process is divided into two sections:
1. Taking the screenshots and saving them as files (user's responsibility).
After taking the relevant images, it is necessary to organize them in the following hierarchy:
Batch -> Test -> Step
Batch is used to gathering multiple tests together. This will be a folder containing the tests which you want to gather under the same batch, and the batch name will be the name of that folder.
This will be a folder containing the images which you want to gather under the same test, and the test name will be the name of that folder.
These are the images which you want to validate as steps, and the steps names will be the name of the image files.
2. Visual validating the screenshots with Image Tester.
After creating the folders hierarchy, download the Image Tester tool (attached).
Next, specify which tests/steps you wish to visually validate:
- Open your CMD/Terminal and go to the ImageTester.jar location
- To run a test, execute the following command:
Java -jar ImageTester.jar -k <YOUR_API_KEY> -f <BATCH_FOLDER_FULL_PATH>
- For optional parameters see the following list or execute Java -jar ImageTester.jar
Note: Same as the fully coded solution, the first run will create your baseline, and starting the second run, it will check for mismatches.
The Image Tester can also be used for validation of PDF files. Click HERE to learn how.