xloadimage <(ssh USER@HOSTNAME DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root png:-)

open a screenshot of a remote desktop via ssh

standard image viewers do not seem to be able to open a FIFO file. xloadimage was the first one i've stumbled upon that can handle this.
Sample Output
/dev/fd/63 is 2880x1200 PNG image, color type RGB, 8 bit
  Building XImage...done

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By: brejktru
2012-03-02 23:01:44
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What Others Think

Nice. You can perform the same trick with "display" from the ImageMagick tools. display <(ssh USER@HOSTNAME DISPLAY=:0.0 import -window root png:-)
flatcap · 324 weeks and 2 days ago
ssh USER@HOSTNAME DISPLAY=:0 import -window root png:- | display This way works if you dont have password-less ssh logins and need to input the password.
SQUIIDUX · 324 weeks and 1 day ago

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