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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 various backends:




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



  • install setuptools or pip
  • install PIL
  • install at least one backend
  • install the program:

if you have setuptools installed:

# as root
easy_install pyscreenshot

if you have pip installed:

# as root
pip install pyscreenshot


# one or more
sudo apt-get install scrot
sudo apt-get install imagemagick
sudo apt-get install python-gtk2

# Python Imaging Library (required)
sudo apt-get install python-imaging

sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
sudo easy_install pyscreenshot


# as root
pip uninstall pyscreenshot

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