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isightcapture Description:

isightcapture is a simple CLI utility to grab and save still images from iSight or other similar cameras recognized by QuickTime. It is useful for implementing simple webcams and does not require the user to be logged in or to start a GUI application. Other features include: scaling of images, various output formats etc.

Operating System Support: MacOS X 10.3 or later, iSight or similar camera


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isightcapture rating 4.33 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. With 1 user reviews.

33333 works great with isight!

I use it as a web cam:


# webcam2file.command
# Webcam to file script; for creating a webcam website on a mac.
# September 21, 2007

# Make sure this script is saved with unix line returns and set it executable
# ex: chmod 750 webcam2file.command
# For quick launch in the GUI; In the finder Get Info (command i) and set Open With to
# Then drag the script on to the *bottom* dock.

# Requires: isightcapture and ImageMagick
# ImageMagick is used for date stamping the web image.
# For ImageMagick on the mac; install macports and run the following command to install:
# sudo /opt/local/bin/port install rb-rmagick
# MacPorts:
# isightcapture:

echo "Starting Web Cam"
echo ""

while (1 == 1)

# For more date format options see:
set date=`date "+%l:%M:%S %p"`

echo "taking photo ${date}"

# Have isight capture the image and save it to the Macintosh website folder.
# Assumes isightcapture is placed in /local/bin; change if not.
/local/bin/isightcapture -w 320 -h 240 ~/Sites/images/cam-raw.jpg

# Comment this line if you don't install ImageMagick or don't want to put a timestamp on the image.
# For more ImageMagick text stamp options see:
/opt/local/bin/convert ~/Sites/images/cam-raw.jpg -gravity South -background skyblue -splice 0x18 -draw "text 0,0 '${date}'" ~/Sites/images/cam.jpg

#sleep setting regulates time between photos, currently 1 second + write and date = 5 about seconds
sleep 1


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