The code generates a print screen every minute for an hour and saves it as a JPEG. Once the code runs out the images are converted into a gif file (imagemagik) providing an overview of the work carried on during this short period of time. The objective is to use this tool to document a process rather than a product. Its useful to trace back procedures, webpages or reflect on working flow and general research choices.
to work out: Control over the speed of display in order to read the lines; right now the gif just gives a vertiginous insight of what I was busy with for an hour without allowing actual access to the information.
from PIL import ImageGrab import datetime, time start = datetime.datetime.now () now = datetime.datetime.now() intervalo = now - start while intervalo.total_seconds()<= 3600: now = datetime.datetime.now() intervalo = now-start print intervalo im = ImageGrab.grab() printscreen = str(now.strftime("%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M"))+'.jpg' im.save(printscreen) time.sleep(60) #thanks Lucia
this gif is a lower quality version: "convert test.gif -fuzz 30% -layers Optimize result.gif"