AutoIT program to screen capture via command line
#Region ; Make 64Bit EXE
;screencapture library
#include <ScreenCapture.au3>
;dos mode on
#pragma compile(Console, True)

ConsoleWrite(@CRLF & 'Screen capture tool written by Juan Calderon v.1.1 x64 24.04.22' & @CRLF)
ConsoleWrite('Distributed as is, free to use for commercial and non-commercial use. ')
ConsoleWrite('Source:' & @CRLF & @CRLF)

Sleep (500)

; call the capture routine

Func Smile()

		;command line parameter
		Local $tell_me_where_save_it, $rezX , $rezY, $rezX1 , $rezY2

		; if I have one parameter then lets take the screenshot
		if $cmdline[0]=5 Then

			;grab the one parameter, the path/filename
			;grab coordinates data
			$rezX = $cmdLine[2]
			$rezY = $cmdLine[3]
			$rezX1 = $cmdLine[4]
			$rezY1 = $cmdLine[5]

			ConsoleWrite('Screen capture taken, saved to file ' & $tell_me_where_to_save_it & '.' & @CRLF)

			;If you dont hear a beep then something went wrong
			if @error Then
				Beep(500, 650)

		;So you didn't give me 5 parameters or too many
			; quick help comment.
			ConsoleWrite('Usage: cap filename.jpg coord_start_X coord_start_Y coord_end_X coord_start_Y' & @CRLF & @CRLF)
			ConsoleWrite('cap myscreen.jpg 0 0 1280 1080                   - capture main screen 1080p' & @CRLF & 'cap d:\save_here\myscreen.jpg -1280 0 0 -1080    - capture secondary screen to the left' & @CRLF)

EndFunc   ;Done

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V1.1 24.04.22
- Tiny delay added so the console write would be given time to print before capture takes place otherwise on some systems it truncates the message.
- Audio alert, a beep sound is make if no errors took place, if you dont hear anything then something went wrong saving the file.

V1 23.03.22
- Bugs persisted where it would not detect the resolution correctly on some systems, to bypass this I implemented passing capture region parameters to make it manual.

Known bugs
-Using display docks confuse the program, its likely I will never resolve this. 
Posted on March 27, 2022, 5:52 pm By
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