This addon uses the gphoto2 library to take pictures remotely from your camera and use it directly in openFrameworks.
Is my camera supported
First check here if your camera is on this list: http://gphoto.org/doc/remote/ After this install gphoto2 for example (on ubuntu) with
sudo apt-get install gphoto2
and test if your camera works with this command
If this works for you, the addon should work too.
Download the addon from here: http://github.com/benben/ofxPhoto/downloads Or fork it from here: http://github.com/benben/ofxPhoto Copy the addon in the addons folder and the example in your apps folder.
Mac notes (thanks to jesus gollonet)
The included libgphoto2 library doesn't work on mac. Don't add it to your project. You'll have to compile the library yourself and link from your project.
Here's how I've made it work using macports:
to compile libgphoto2 in 32 bit, you'll have to tell macports to compile for i386
open the file macports.conf (it's in /opt/local/etc/macports/ in my system)
uncomment the line that says
then install libgphoto2
sudo port install libgphoto2
if everything went well, edit the file Project.xconfig in your Xcode project to be like this:
OTHER_LDFLAGS = $(OF_CORE_LIBS) /opt/local/lib/libgphoto2.dylib
HEADER_SEARCH_PATHS = $(OF_CORE_HEADERS) /opt/local/include/gphoto2
and you should be fine
Plug in your camera and turn it on. A splash screen should appear where you have to unmount the camera from the system. If you get an "*** Error (-53: 'Could not claim the USB device') ***" on Mac, then run 'killall PTPCamera' to quit the daemon.
Launch the photoExample, press Spacebar and watch the Console. After a few seconds a picture should appear on the screen. If the addon doesn't work, but the gphoto2 capture command above, please report it.
Please test it, if you can! Any Comments, Criticism, Suggestions are very welcome here:
If you have any question, feel free to ask!
libgphoto2 is released under the LGPL. See for more here: http://www.gphoto.org/proj/libgphoto2/
(The MIT License)
Copyright © 2011 Benjamin Knofe, https://github.com/benben/ofxPhoto
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