A camera is a device that records and stores images. It can be based on digital, analog, web or other types of basis.

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Software to clean up photos of whiteboards and documents?

I take a lot of photos of whiteboards, blackboards, and so on for teaching purposes (examples online through May 2010). I'm interested in cleaning them up for archival purposes, preferably using ...
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How can I take a picture with my built-in laptop camera with Windows 7?

In windows XP, My Computer showed me cameras as devices that I could open to take pictures or videos without any third-party software. How can I do the same in Windows 7?
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Don't start Windows camera wizard when connecting iPhone?

Every time I connect my iPhone, Windows XP pops up a wizard (I think it's called "Microsoft Camera and Scanner Wizard) to retrieve photos - as if it were just a camera. How do I stop this from ...
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Why are the bottom half of my images gray?

My brother in law took some pictures for me of my daughter after she was born. When I open up the pictures or look at the previews, they all look like this (with the bottom half gray): At first I ...
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Copy large movie from digital camera (Canon) to PC

I have a Canon Digital Ixus 990IS. The PC (running Windows XP SP2) sees the camera fine. I can copy images and movies. However a large movie (900mb) fails with no message. This MS KB article ...
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Software for handling camera RAW-files [closed]

I use a digital SLR as most other photographers do today and have quickly realised that capturing images using camera-RAW files is the way to go. Personally I use Adobe Lightroom to handle my photo ...
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Options for a baby-monitor

What are some good options for a baby video-monitor? I've got wireless and ethernet in the baby room, so there may be an option to use those to hook up to a camera. But are networked video-camera ...
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How can I view the video camera stream from my DVR?

I have a HANBANG HB7008KC DVR. It comes with a Windows IE ActiveX software to view the cameras. They don't support Linux. I have a Linux machine and i want to connect to the DVR. I use DvrSeeSee App ...
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Rename photos during download from camera - on Linux?

On Windows, I'm using this feature (right-hand text) of the excellent cam2pc software to download images&videos from my camera and rename them in the same step. I haven't found any software for ...
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Positioning cursor using eye movement

I'm interested in replacing my mouse with a camera and software to automatically place the cursor under point on the screen I'm looking at. Where could I find something like this?
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Change just the year in a bunch of pictures?

So I didn't have the year set correctly in my camera and all my picture from a recent trip are ended up having a 2009 date instead of a 2010 date. Is there anyway to batch change only the year for ...
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Mounting a USB digital camera on Gentoo

I'm having trouble mounting my Kodak EasyShare C190 under gentoo. It seems to be getting recognized without issue, but as far as I can tell is not assigned a device-name with which to mount it: lsusb ...
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How can I mount my camera's SD card as a disk using the camera?

I had a minor photo related mishap yesterday, I deleted files from the SD card on my Canon 550D without importing them onto my PC first. I've connected the camera up and pointed PhotoRec and some ...
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Change location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8

Does anyone know how I can change the location of where pictures/videos are saved using the Camera App in Windows 8? I've had a look in the hidden and very difficult to get into "Windows Apps" folder ...
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Use canon camera as webcam

Can I use my Canon SX 30 as my web cam? I have come along a lot of tutorials and videos telling us how to do this using ZoomBrowser that is shipped along with the camera. But it seems that canon sx ...
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Windows 8 isn't detecting PS3 eye

I have the PS3 Eye web cam installed with drivers from Code Laboratories, which comes with a test program. When I open the test program it shows a clear picture from the webcam. Every other program ...
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Problem importing pictures from a digital camera with Windows 7

Since I'm using Windows 7 (Beta, then RC, now RTM), I have issues when I download pictures from my digital cameras. It happens with my two cameras: a Canon Powershot S2 IS and a Canon Ixus 80 IS. ...
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How do I disable the iSight camera on Mac OS 10.6?

I want to disable my camera. Have it stop working. Have all applications that can use the camera to be unable to use the camera anymore. I would cut it out physically from the device if that wouldn't ...
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Recover images from a digital camera memory card

I tried to connect the digital camera on the computer using USB but then the camera froze, so I tried to turn it off, but it wont turn off so I just removed the battery. When I plugged it in again, ...
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The device 'Microsoft DV Camera and VCR' could not be opened

I trying capture video from DV camera into computer with firewire cable. When I select "Capture Video", and then check DV, "Sony Video Capture 6.0" pop-up this error: The device 'Microsoft DV Camera ...
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Using Digital Still camera as webcam

I have an old Sony DSC P-200 camera. Can I use it as a webcam. If so, how?
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Asus Laptop camera PID code

I just installed windows 7 on my daughters laptop. I want to make sure the on board web camera has the correct installed driver. Asus asks for a pid code? How do I find out what the pid code is? ...
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Removing background noise from video

Does anyone have any suggestion on removing or reducing the background noise in video recordings? Whenever I use my digital camera to shoot quick videos, I get this sound (probably because the ...
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Unable to transfer files from handycam to PC

I have a Windows 7 PC and Sony DCR-SR88 handycam. I need to transfer all my videos from the handycam to my PC. When I try to connect to the PC via USB, it detects the handycam's drive on my PC and ...
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Recover not properly burned DVD from camcoder

Can anybody suggest to me any good, and preferably free, software - working on Vista / 7 - for recovering content from DVD disks? A few DVD-R VOB files cannot be read from disk by Windows. Probably ...
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Remotely retrieve model number of camera

I am currently engaged in a desktop sharing session with a remote computer running windows XP. There is an external video camera connected to the computer but I do not know which model number it is. ...
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How do I put photos on an SD card to view in a camera?

I have some images on my computer that I put on an SD card to view in a camera. I made sure they were all jpegs, and transferred them to the SD card, but they don't show up in the preview in the LCD ...
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Please suggest a spy camera for in-home use [closed]

This is a bit creepy. I have been locking my door because my roommate likes to come in when I am not at home and just look at my stuff. I have started to lock the door, but I think he found a way to ...
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bash:terminal access to camera files? (mounted as “gphoto2://[usb:001,003]/DCIM/…” - can't find them!

I cannot find any of my camera image files (connected via USB), despite them being listed in Nautilus (Ubuntu 11.04), labeled gphoto2://[usb:001,003]/DCIM/104_0308/... How can I cd to that location??
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Cam being used by another application

My laptop doesn't work with any camera. I get an error: "Camera being used by another application"". I don't known which program is using it. I tried using software like "SplitCam" or "ManyCam". ...
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Debugging for camera windows 8

I am using Windows 8 on VMware Player and trying to get the Web camera working. Ensured to enable the USB control and connecting device to VM instead of host. However built in "Camera" says ...
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How can I “scan” an image at a set DPI using a camera?

I want to scan a check so I can upload it to my bank's website for electronic deposit. The bank requires the image to be a JPG of at least 200 DPI. Unfortunately, I do not have a scanner, just a ...
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x64 Windows 7 won't recognize my Sony DV cam DCR-TRV330 through Firewire

I'm having issues using my Sony DV cam DCR-330 and windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I connect the DV Cam as I do it in another pcs (works flawless in windows windows xp 32 bit and another notebook with the ...
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Give the path to the inserted USB key to a script

I'd like to run a given Perl script whenever I connect my camera to my PC, so that this script will download all the photos on it. But as the drive letter for the camera may change depending on ...
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Free photo booth camera software

My problem is two-fold. I want to provide a photo booth setup using my computer at a function. Not only should it take photos, but the photos shoud be high quality. Which brings in the question, maybe ...
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Problem with Webcam(upside down)

I have an integrated webcam on my Laptop. Whenever I turn it on for video conferencing either on Skype or Google Talk, it always shows upside down. I am not sure what is wrong with the ...
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Camera not working on MacBook

So I'm trying to help someone setup iChat on their MacBook for video-to-video chat, and iChat is now setup, but when we go to iChat -> Prefs -> audio/video and it says: There is no camera attached ...
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Is there a free video camera software to switch between multiple cameras?

My church wants to get 2 or so cameras and a projector and would like to do live feeds of whats going on on a big screen. I need to pull live streams onto a computer and then change what shows on the ...
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Webcam showing blank grey image

I'm having a frustrating problem with my computer. I have a lenovo thinkpad t510, and my webcam is just returning a blank grey image for some reason. I've checked device manager, it is there as a ...
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How to detect FireWire interface and Connected device on it, in Ubuntu 11.04?

I have a FireWire camera LifeSize connected to my PC in the FireWire interface. My PC has miniPCI slot and with external converter its having a FireWire interface. Now its Ubuntu who is not showing me ...
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My computer is not reading my PNY SD 1GB memory card

I use a Kodak EasyShare C160 digital camera, a PNY SD 1GB memory card, and a Dell Latitude E5500 computer. I have had my camera for over a year and have always been able to transfer my pictures to my ...
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Soft camera indicator

I've bought an ASUS G51Jx, and the camera does not come with a light to tell if it's on or not. This is a bit scary privacy-wise, so I'd like to have a software-based indicator. Are there any FOSS ...
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Deny access to built-in camera on MacBook Pro for some applications

I am using the WebEx screen-sharing/online meeting software on a MacBook Pro. When active, it grabs control of the built-in video camera, even though all I want to do is screen-sharing. This even ...
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Uploading User Made Videos to iPhone (from Vista)

Once a user downloads a video created with the iPhone 3GS and then deletes it from the iPhone, that video cannot be uploaded back to the iPhone...according to Apple. The videos are not treated as ...
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USB2 device incompatibility with USB3 computer

I have a new laptop with 2 USB2 ports and 2 USB3 ports. I have to use an USB2 RGB-D camera, namely the Softkinetic DS325. On my old laptop (only USB2 ports) everything is running as it should. On the ...
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Can I stream multiple GoPro 3 cameras to a Linux computer?

I didn't know whether this was a camera question, a linux question, or a networking question. Please feel free to move or request to move this question as necessary. I want to capture the video ...
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Second 1394 Camera did not recognized in Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop

Here's two 1394 camera with two capture card connected to PCI slots. In MS-Windows, the company application could capture both Digital cameras as well, but in Ubuntu, Only one camera (the camera which ...
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How to resolve daylight saving time discrepancy when copying files from camera to HDD?

When copying files from the SDHC card of the camera to a local HDD for storage, I find that sometimes the modified time of files is a hour different. I believe this is because the SDHC card uses ...
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How to detect the application/process that's using the camera?

The light that near the camera on my laptop is lighting although I'm not using it. Seems it's a virus or an unknown application. How can I detect the application/process that's using the camera ?
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Camera Hand Mouse/Keyboard

Is there software out there that lets me control the computer purely through gestures using a webcam? I understand that it might need to have novel ways to process what used to be "keyboard input" ...