Is it possible.....

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    Is it possible.....

    I wish to make a program that takes a screen shot every 20-30 seconds and save the file in a certian directory constantly replacing the last screen shot.

    This is meant as a test for a web page where each time the person loads my screen shot it will be in real time and show what I am doing.
    I know this has been done quite easily in scripting but I was wondering if somene can give me some hints for c or c++, to take a screen shot from the console is import command but I need to still heck that out.

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    a simple hack would be like


    try import
    in your program try this

    system("import window /filename.png");
    or exec see the manual for more


    cheers

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    just another questions those screenshots are *.bmp correct? so how are you going to make them smaller and into *.jpg?

    my screenshiots on this box are huge! 2.5 mb bitmaps!

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    it's .png not .bmp it's quite smaller and moreover rtfm for more options

    cheers
    Rohit

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