In this tutorial, we will learn how can one take screenshots using the Python programming language. There are multiple ways to achieve the same, we will be discussing some of them in the coming sections.
How to capture screenshots using Python
Python offers various libraries to capture screenshots. We’ll be exploring a few of these libraries today and understand how you can implement the code in Python to capture your screens.
Method 1: Using pyautogui module
pyautogui module makes use of the
screenshot function which is responsible for taking the screenshot of the whole computer screen. And then the
save function is used to save the screenshot captured to our device.
import pyautogui im = pyautogui.screenshot() im.save("SS1.jpg")
The image saved would look something like this.
If one wants some delay before taking a screenshot, the programmer can make use of the
time module and making use of the
Method 2: Using pillow module
The pillow module makes use of an
ImageGrab submodule. This method requires a region that needs to be captured which implies setting the diagonal coordinates of the region.
Then we make use of the
grab function which will take the region parameters to capture the screenshot. And finally, save the captured image using the
from PIL import ImageGrab ss_region = (300, 300, 600, 600) ss_img = ImageGrab.grab(ss_region) ss_img.save("SS3.jpg")
The region captured is shown below. We can also make use of the
time module to delay the capturing of the screenshot.
So now you know two methods to capture screenshots of your computer screen. And yes there are other methods as well as python is a very advanced language. Hope you liked reading it!
Thank you for reading!