[Image-SIG] Re: ImageGrab.grab for Linux/Unix?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Sep 22 11:48:41 CEST 2004

Erik Max Francis wrote:

> Are there any plans in the near future to port ImageGrab.grab to
> Linux/Unix?  Failing that, has anyone thrown together a module that can
> do this?

it's not on my list (mostly because bitmap handling under X windows is
such a mess), but contributions are surely welcome.

in the meantime, you could probably use

        os.system("import ... tempfile.ppm")
        im = Image.open("tempfile.ppm")

(requires ImageMagick, which is usually present on Linux systems)


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