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Taking screenshots programatically?

Hey everyone,

I develop an app for Philips Hue lights called ScreenBloom which simply takes a screenshot, extracts color data from the pixels in the shot to produce an average, and updates Philips Hue lights with the color. Creates a simple but nice dynamic bias light effect.

I'm thinking about developing a Plex plugin for this functionality, but before I get too far down the rabbit hole I'd like to ask the fine experts here if you think such a thing is even possible with a Plex plugin? ScreenBloom is written in Python so most of the functionality should work just fine but I'm mostly curious about grabbing screenshots rapidly. Can I simply use PIL / ImageGrab?

Thanks for your helpful information!

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