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Capture some or all of an X server screen, and save the image to a file. Part of ImageMagick. More information:

  • Capture the entire X server screen into a PostScript file:

import -window root {{path/to/}}

  • Capture contents of a remote X server screen into a PNG image:

import -window root -display {{remote_host}}:{{screen}}.{{display}} {{path/to/output.png}}

  • Capture a specific window given its ID as displayed by xwininfo into a JPEG image:

import -window {{window_id}} {{path/to/output.jpg}}