import ImageGrab fails on Ubuntu 10.4

News123 news1234 at free.fr
Sun Oct 31 17:11:58 CET 2010


On 10/31/2010 05:04 PM, News123 wrote:

> importing ImageGrab un Ubuntu 10.4 fails as seen below:
> 
>     import _grabscreen
> ImportError: No module named _grabscreen
> 


Well I found a partial answer on
http://www.pythonware.com/library/pil/handbook/imagegrab.htm

> The ImageGrab module can be used to copy the contents of the screen or the clipboard to a PIL image memory.
> 
> The current version works on Windows only.


I just wonder why there is no cleaerer  message like

"platform not supported"


As a workaround I use now:

    cmd = "import -window root %s" % fname
    os.system(cmd)
    img = Image.open(fname)

using the 'import' command of the ImageMagick tool kit

Is there any other way to make screen shots in Linux, ideally without
creating an intermediate file



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