How to take a screenshot through a Python script

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I'm trying to take a screenshot through a Python script and then obtrusively save it. I also need to do this through Linux. I would appreciate any help.
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Hi,
Try this

import gtk.gdk

w = gtk.gdk.get_default_root_window()
sz = w.get_size()
print “The size of the window is %d x %d” % sz
pb = gtk.gdk.Pixbuf(gtk.gdk.COLORSPACE_RGB,False,8,sz[0],sz[1])
pb = pb.get_from_drawable(w,w.get_colormap(),0,0,0,0,sz[0],sz[1])
if (pb != None):
    pb.save(“screenshot.png”,”png”)
    print “Screenshot saved to screenshot.png.”
else:
    print “Unable to get the screenshot.”

I hope this is helpful you.

Thank & Regards
Clark Kent

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