screencapture is used to capture an image of the whole, or part of the screen, saving it into the current working directory.
$ screencapture screencap.png
Where to install
screencapture comes built with OSX’s command-line tools. If you don’t have them, you can install them via:
screencapture [options] [file]
Here are some cool flags that you could use within your program.
#screencapture will save the file as a jpg instead of png (default) screencapture -t jpg screencap.jpg
#screencapture will capture a 500x500 rectange with (250,600) as the upper left hand corner screencapture -R 250,600,500,500 screencap.jpg
#Take the picture after a delay of 10 seconds screencapture -T 10
Below are some other cool flags and their descriptions, try them out!
|-c||Force screen capture to go to the clipboard.|
|-C||Capture the cursor as well as the screen. Only allowed in non-interactive modes.|
|-d||Display errors to the user graphically.|
|-i||Capture screen interactively, by selection or window.|
|-m||Only capture the main monitor, undefined if -i is set.|
|-M||Open the taken picture in a new Mail message.|
|-o||In window capture mode, do not capture the shadow of the window.|
|-P||Open the taken picture in a Preview window.|
|-s||Open the taken picture in a new Mail message.|
|-x||Do not play sounds.|