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Take screenshots on macOS

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# 📸 screenshot: Better macOS screenshots via the Terminal

`screenshot` is a command line utility that lets you specify an *application name* and *window title* in order to take a screenshot of a specific window.

Using `screenshot`, you can capture windows belonging to an application, or only an application's windows with certain titles.

## Justification and Use Case
The macOS `screencapture` utility is not developer friendly.

To programmatically take a screenshot of an application, or a specific window, you must supply a *window ID* to `screencapture`.
In order to find a window's *window ID*, you'll need call out to Quartz.

In newer versions of macOS, the `screencapture` utility improves the user experience slightly: you can run the command and then click on the window you'd like to capture.

However, that necessitates that the user clicks a window each time. You cannot include this as part of an automated pipeline.

To that end, I use this utility to automatically generate screenshots of web, mobile and desktop applications.

## Example
Take a screenshot of the current Terminal window and view it with
open "`screenshot Terminal`"

Take a screenshot of the Pycharm application with the *window title* containing "screenshot":
screenshot Pycharm -t screenshot

## Installation
You will need Python 3.6+. Please install it with `brew` or `ports` if you do not have it already.

### PyPI
pip3 install screenshot

### Github Source
Grab the source, run the following in the source dir:
pip3 install -r requirements.txt

then run
python3 install

## Usage
`screenshot --help`


-w, --window_selection_options TEXT
Options: all_windows, on_screen_only,
above_window, below_window, include_window,
Default: exclude_desktop
-t, --title TEXT Title of window from APPLICATION_NAME to
-f, --filename TEXT Filename to save the captured PNG as.
-a, --all_windows Capture all windows matching parameters.
-o, --output TEXT Image format to create, default is png
(other options include pdf, jpg, tiff)
-s, --shadow Capture the shadow of the window.
--help Show this message and exit.

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