[SciPy-user] How to save image from a window

Stéfan van der Walt stefan@sun.ac...
Thu Apr 17 06:42:08 CDT 2008

Hi Lorenzo

On 17/04/2008, Lorenzo Isella <lorenzo.isella@gmail.com> wrote:
>  The problem is the following: I want to make a movie using Python tools.
>  The short script I paste below (it needs visual python) plots a chain of
>  spheres in a window.
>  How can I automatically save the window into e.g. a jpeg file?
>  I need automation because I aim at generating O(100) jpeg files for my
>  movie.
>  I was suggested to use the PIL (python image library) and the ImageGrab
>  module, but this seems to be available for Windows only.
>  Any suggestion?

You can use the povray plugin (you'll find it via google), which
renders .pov files of every scene.  Povray can then be used to convert
each scene to a jpg.

Hope that helps,

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