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Take a screen shot from command line in Windows

I am looking for a way to take a screenshot of the entire screen from the command line. Operating system is Windows. Something like this:

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Guest [Entry]

"Download imagemagick. Many command line image manipulation tools are included. import allows you to capture some or all of a screen and save the image to a file. For example, to save the entire screen as a jpeg:

import -window root screen.jpeg

If you want to use the mouse to click inside a window or select a screen region & save a a png, just use:

import box.png"
Guest [Entry]

"it can be done without external tools (you just need installed .net framework ,which is installed by default on everything from vista and above) - screenCapture.bat. It is a selfcompiled C# program and you can save the output in few formats and capture only the active window or the whole screen:

screenCapture- captures the screen or the active window and saves it to a file
Usage:
screenCapture filename.format [WindowTitle]

filename - the file where the screen capture will be saved
format - Bmp,Emf,Exif,Gif,Icon,Jpeg,Png,Tiff and are supported - default is bmp
WindowTitle - instead of capturing the whole screen will capture the only a window with the given title if there's such

Examples:

call screenCapture notepad.jpg ""Notepad""
call screenCapture screen.png"
Guest [Entry]

"You can try the boxcutter tool:

usage: boxcutter [OPTIONS] [OUTPUT_FILENAME]

Saves a bitmap screenshot to 'OUTPUT_FILENAME' if given. Otherwise,
screenshot is stored on clipboard by default.

OPTIONS
-c, --coords X1,Y1,X2,Y2 capture the rectange (X1,Y1)-(X2,Y2)
-f, --fullscreen fullscreen screenshot
-v, --version display version information
-h, --help display help message"
Guest [Entry]

"Screenshot-cmd takes a screenshot of a desktop or any window selected by window title. It is also possible to select rectangle to capture. The result is stored as a png file. (last update in 2011)

OPTIONS:
-wt WINDOW_TITLE
Select window with this title.
Title must not contain space ("" "").
-wh WINDOW_HANDLE
Select window by it's handle
(representad as hex string - f.e. ""0012079E"")
-rc LEFT TOP RIGHT BOTTOM
Crop source. If no WINDOW_TITLE is provided
(0,0) is left top corner of desktop,
else if WINDOW_TITLE maches a desktop window
(0,0) is it's top left corner.
-o FILENAME
Output file name, if none, the image will be saved
as ""screenshot.png"" in the current working directory.
-h
Shows this help info.

Inspired by: http://blog.mozilla.com/ted/2009/02/05/command-line-screenshot-tool-for-windows/"
Guest [Entry]

"You can use the Pillow python library to take screenshots of the primary monitor

Step1: install Pillow:

pip install -user pillow

Step2: Take screenshots with the following code:

from PIL import ImageGrab
img = ImageGrab.grab()
img.save('screenshot.bmp')"