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Take Screenshot on Windows Using Python

from PIL import ImageGrab
im = ImageGrab.grab()
im.save('screenshot.png')

Or

import win32gui, win32ui, win32con, win32api
hwin = win32gui.GetDesktopWindow()
width = win32api.GetSystemMetrics(win32con.SM_CXVIRTUALSCREEN)
height = win32api.GetSystemMetrics(win32con.SM_CYVIRTUALSCREEN)
left = win32api.GetSystemMetrics(win32con.SM_XVIRTUALSCREEN)
top = win32api.GetSystemMetrics(win32con.SM_YVIRTUALSCREEN)
hwindc = win32gui.GetWindowDC(hwin)
srcdc = win32ui.CreateDCFromHandle(hwindc)
memdc = srcdc.CreateCompatibleDC()
bmp = win32ui.CreateBitmap()
bmp.CreateCompatibleBitmap(srcdc, width, height)
memdc.SelectObject(bmp)
memdc.BitBlt((0, 0), (width, height), srcdc, (left, top), win32con.SRCCOPY)
bmp.SaveBitmapFile(memdc, 'screenshot.bmp')

Don’t forget to SetProcessDPIAware if necessary

import ctypes

user32 = ctypes.windll.user32
user32.SetProcessDPIAware()

References
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/4589206/python-windows-7-screenshot-without-pil