So MSS can be used as simply as:
from mss import mss
Or import the good one base on your operating system:
# MacOS X from mss.darwin import MSS as mss # GNU/Linux from mss.linux import MSS as mss # Microsoft Windows from mss.windows import MSS as mss
So the module can be used as simply as:
with mss() as sct: # ...
If you plan to integrate MSS inside your own module or software, pay attention to using it wisely.
This is a bad usage:
for _ in range(100): with mss() as sct: sct.shot()
This is a much better usage, memory efficient:
with mss() as sct: for _ in range(100): sct.shot()
Also, it is a good thing to save the MSS instance inside an attribute of you class and calling it when needed.
On GNU/Linux, you can specify which display to use (useful for distant screenshots via SSH):
with mss(display=":0.0") as sct: # ...
A more specific example to only target GNU/Linux:
import mss with mss.mss(display=":0.0") as sct: for filename in sct.save(): print(filename)
You can use
mss via the CLI:
Or via direct call from Python:
python -m mss --help
New in version 3.1.1.