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Taking a screenshot using python

by maxguy71

In this article we use Pyscreenshot to take a screenshot using python

Pyscreenshot tries to allow to take screenshots without installing 3rd party libraries. It is cross-platform. It is only a pure Python wrapper, a thin layer over existing back-ends.

You need to install the pillow package before installing pyscreenshot package.

Installation

pip install Pillow pyscreenshot

Code

This is the easiest way of taking a screenshot using the pyscreenshot module.

The show() function displays the captured screenshot.

"Grab the whole screen"
import pyscreenshot as ImageGrab

# grab fullscreen
im = ImageGrab.grab()

# save image file
im.save("fullscreen.png")

This will get a portion of the screen

You  pass the coordinates in the form of a tuple to the grab function.

import pyscreenshot as ImageGrab

if __name__ == '__main__':
    # grab fullscreen
    im = ImageGrab.grab(bbox=(100, 100, 800, 800))
    # save file
    im.save('screenshot1.png')
    # show image in default app
    im.show()

 

Links

https://github.com/ponty/pyscreenshot

 

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