[Image-SIG] PIL ImageGrab with multi-monitors.
Bruce B. Buckley
buckleybruceb at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 10:24:25 CEST 2008
I have recently been using PIL 1.1.6 for Python 2.5, with MS Windows XP Pro,
and the ImageGrab module works fine with my Tkinter application, with one
exception, as follows:
The built-in driver used
1) grabber = Image.core.grabscreen
2) size, data = grabber()
returns the monitor size (in my case of 1920,1200), but always defaults to the
Since up to five multiple monitors will be used, my application needs to be
able to grab a cropped image from whichever monitor is specified. As far as I
can tell, only access to monitor-0 is provided as the default, with no other
I have no problem programmatically creating and moving Tkinter windows to any
screen, as MS Windows and Tcl/Tk support multiple monitors.
Since PIL has been available for years, and multi-monitors are quite common
now, I am surprised that the "grab" feature seems to be still limited to one
Fredrik Lundh has provided a powerful and comprehensive package, so there is a
good chance that it can do what I want, and that I may be overlooking some
aspect of the system.
I hope my assessment is wrong, and, of course, any help or other comments will
be greatly appreciated.
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