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+This branch of camorama has been adapted to try out various computer-vision
+filters, starting with a Reichardt motion detection filter.
+
+These filters are added in addition to the ones already in camorama.
+
+Adrian Bowyer
+12 September 2016
+
+----------------------------
+
+
+
camorama - view, alter and save images from a webcam
how to build:
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+camorama - view, alter and save images from a webcam
+how to build:
+
+./configure
+make
+su
+make installl
+
+
+how to run:
+
+camorama (options)
+
+options:
+
+ -h usage
+ -V version info
+ -D debugging info
+ -d <video_device> use <video_device> instead of the default (/dev/video0)
+ -M use maximum capture size (depends on camera)
+ -m use minimum capture size (depends on camera)
+ -H use middle capture size (depends on camera)
+ -x <width> width of capture
+ -y <height> height of capture
+
+gui:
+
+ sliders for various image properties. if something doesn't work, it is not supported by your camera/driver.
+
+ buttons turn on various filters
+ fix colour: bgr->rgb conversion
+ wacky: started out as an edge detection function, turned into, um, this ;-)
+ threshold: any pixel with an averave value < x turns black or > x turns white. x is adjustable with the dither slider
+ channel threshold: same as above, but does it for each channel, red, green and blue.
+ sobel: didn't turn out right, but i thought this looked cool too :).
+ edge detect: shoddy laplace edge detection function
+ negative: makes picture negative
+ mirror: mirror image
+ colour: colour or bw
+ smooth: smooths image
+
+ other buttons: capture - capture image - see prefs.
+
+preferences:
+
+ general:
+
+ - local capture - capture to hard drive
+ - remote capture - capture and upload via ftp
+ - automatic capture - capture images automatically
+ - capture interval - time between captures, in minutes
+
+ local capture:
+
+ - directory - dir where captures will be saved
+ - filename - filename for captures
+ - append time to filename - should camorama append the time to the filename. if not, it will overwrite the last image if it has the same name.
+ - image type - what to save the image as.
+ - add timestamp - put a timestamp in the lower left corner of the image (can be customized)
+
+ remote capture:
+
+ - ftp host - where you want to upload your image
+ - username - username on ftp server
+ - password - password on server. this will be stored by gconf, in ~/.gconf/apps/camorama/preferences, so if you are concerned about security, don't use this feature.
+ - save directory - where to save the file on the server. using the full pathname seems to work better.
+ - filename - filename for captures
+ - append time to filename - should camorama append the time to the filename. if not, it will overwrite the last image if it has the same name.
+ - image type - what to save the image as.
+ - add timestamp - put a timestamp in the lower left corner of the image (can be customized)
+
+ timestamp: you can use the date/time, a custom string, or both together.
+
+ - use custom string - use a custom string in the timestamp
+ - custom string - string you want to use in the timestamp
+ - draw date/time - add date/time in the timestamp
+
+
+
+
+
+problems:
+
+- runs slow on quickcam and when the capture size is large - getting much better....
+
+please email me if you have any problems building or running camorama or if you have any comments/questions <greg@fixedgear.org>.
+
+tested cams:
+
+- creative webcam 3
+- quickcam express
+- 3com homeconnect camera - using the 3comhc driver, not the default kernel driver
+
+requirements:
+
+- a working version of gnome 2 (http://www.gnome.org)
+- video for linux (http://www.exploits.org/v4l)
+
+credits:
+
+these are projects that i looked at when creating camorama:
+
+- gspy (gspy.sourceforge.net) - gnome/v4l stuff, code for image timestamp
+- gqcam - gnome/v4l stuff - the more i work on camorama, the more it becomes gqcam2 ;)
+- xawtv - v4l stuff
+- metacity-setup (http://plastercast.tzo.com/~plastercast/Projects/) - configure scripts and gnome2 stuff
+- Mark McClelland for the code for YUV->RGB conversion
+- gnomemeeting for the eggtray icon stuff (system tray applet).
+
+homepage:
+
+- http://camorama.fixedgear.org

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