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I want to periodically capture an image from a webcam attached to a Windows PC, and upload it to a Linux server on the network (preferably FTP, could be SFTP or even Samba).

The images have to be very small; less than 50K.

Any help / ideas?


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I've found a program called webcamimagesave, which seems to do the trick.

Here's the URL: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/web_cam_image_capture.html

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There's no option to to send images with this one... –  climenole Aug 4 '12 at 18:52
Yes it's (mainly) a movement detector. You may try yawcam.com :) –  climenole Aug 4 '12 at 19:01
That one's excellent - thanks very much! :D –  Fela Maslen Aug 4 '12 at 19:47
You're welcome Sir! –  climenole Aug 4 '12 at 20:54

May be TeboCam is what you're looking for.

TeboCam Web site

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That seems to just be a movement detector. I want something that will take a picture every X seconds, and save it somewhere. –  Fela Maslen Aug 4 '12 at 18:41

I think you could use a free web-based snapshot tool like screenshot.net, and then upload the file to cloud server for sharing to network:

  1. Go to visit the site as mentioned.
  2. Click on the "Take Screenshot" icon to activate the snapshot, then use your mouse cursor to hover on the Camera window and click to capture it.
  3. Upon the creation of a screenshot, you could edit and upload it to free space without registration.
  4. Once done, you will receive a link to your image. That's it.
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