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Use an old digital camera, gphoto2, and WordPress for automatic photo blogging

Oct 08, 2010, 09:04 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kristofer Bergstrom for this link. ]

"For the What We're Eating feature of my blog, I needed a way to quickly take photos of our home-cooked meals. Using a dedicated camera and a simple script I wrote, the system prompts the user for a description of the meal, snaps the photo with the proper zoom and flash settings, rotates and resizes the photo, and uploades the content directly to the WordPress site so it's immediately visible to the outside world… all with a single command! Read on to learn how to implement the system for your own automatic photo blogging!

"The camera

"The system uses a dedicated camera, permanently pointed at our dining area, connected to the computer by USB, and connected to a wall-socket for power. The camera must be supported by the gphoto2 software. I bought a used Canon Powershot G3 from a friend and it's been perfect. An older, somewhat bulky camera, the G3 is less attractive than current models for day-to-day use but has great optics for high-quality shots.

"gphoto2"

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