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The pyscreenshot module can be used to copy the contents of the screen to a PIL image memory or file. Replacement for the ImageGrab Module, which works on Windows only.

Plugin based, it has wrappers for scrot, ImageMagick and PIL.




import pyscreenshot as ImageGrab
# fullscreen
# part of the screen
# to file


You should install at least one backend on linux.

On Ubuntu:

# one of them
sudo apt-get install scrot
sudo apt-get install imagemagick

The easiest way to get pyscreenshot is if you have setuptools installed:

easy_install pyscreenshot

or if you have pip installed:

pip install pyscreenshot


pip uninstall pyscreenshot

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