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Schedule Photo Taking With gPhoto and cron

Oct 12, 2009, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rob Reilly)

"Perhaps you are putting up a building and want to capture the action, at a regular time over the next few months. You could use an inexpensive point and click digital camera and an old laptop to capture a photo every day at 10 AM. The individual photos could be used to create a video or slide show documentary of the work.

"Sure. you could use a $40 USB Webcam to grab those pictures, but you won't get the detail or have any flexibility to change the ISO, aperture, or shutter speed, to compensate for different conditions.

"gPhoto along with cron is easy to use and offers a lot of possibilities."

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