In this article we will see how to take screenshot using python with the help of pyautogui python package which is used for cross-platform GUI automation, programmatically control the mouse and keyboard.
Can install the pyautogui package using the following command on windows, mac and linux.
1pip install pyautogui
On Linux, additionally you will need to install the
scrot application, as well as Tkinter
sudo apt-get install scrot
sudo apt-get install python3-tk
sudo apt-get install python3-dev
To take screenshot first import the pyautogui module, then call the screenshot method and save the file as a png format in current working folder.
1import pyautogui 2 3screenshot = pyautogui.screenshot() 4screenshot.save("my_screenshot.png")
New screenshot image will be save in desktop under Image folder
1import pyautogui 2 3screenshot = pyautogui.screenshot() 4screenshot.save(r"C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\Image\my_screenshot.png")
1import pyautogui 2 3# take a square image screenshot of size 400 pixel in x and y axis 4screenshot = pyautogui.screenshot(region=(0,0, 400, 400)) 5screenshot.save(r"C:\Users\Dan\Desktop\Image\my_screenshot_region.png")