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Paulnz
02-05-2006, 09:55 AM
I lwant to create a web cam galllery, I have a webcm picture up loading to my site but want to have a pic per hour posted on a gallery page, have seen it done can't work out how. grateful for any suggestion regards Paul

kingdragonfly
03-05-2006, 04:25 PM
I'm guessing you're referring to something like weather / traffic / astronomical images webcams.

I'm sure there's other ways to do this, but I'd "roll my own" and use some form of scheduled task. From Windows IIS, it's under

Control Panel... Scheduled Tasks

-or-

Start... Run... Cmd
At /?

If it's just one image overwriting another, then hopefully your webcam has a DOS command line utility, like

C:\MyWebCam\Capture.exe -image C:\Inetpub\mywebsite\myimages\beach.jpg

If it's to keep the last three images, plus current

Del C:\Inetpub\mywebsite\myimages\beach3.jpg
Ren C:\Inetpub\mywebsite\myimages\beach2.jpg beach3.jpg
Ren C:\Inetpub\mywebsite\myimages\beach.jpg beach2.jpg
C:\MyWebCam\Capture.exe -image C:\Inetpub\mywebsite\myimages\beach.jpg

It really depends on your web cam.

Might want to look into this software:
* TWAIN Commander (Windows)
* Capture 'Em! (Windows)
* Dorgem (Windows)
* webcam (Linux / Unix Command)