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? [closed]

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 Linux....
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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 use to take pictures or videos without any third-party software. How can I do the same in Windows 7?
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Google Chrome not able to identify my webcam

Chrome has suddenly stopped accessing my camera. Whenever I go to a website that tries to use my camera, I see a text that says camera : none available When I go to media settings, I see that Chrome ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I use a Canon SX 30 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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Capture RTSP stream from IP Camera and store

I've got a few IP Cameras which output an RTSP (h264 mpeg4) stream. Hitting the URL locally via VLC: rtsp://192.168.0.21:554/mpeg4 I can stream the camera and dump to disk (on my desktop). I'd like ...
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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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Windows 10: What is the Microsoft “App Connector” and why would it want/need access to my camera?

I just got one of my laptops installed with Windows 10 and noticed that some applications like "App Connector", "Microsoft Edge", and "OneNote" were set to use the laptop camera. The text in the ...
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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" ...
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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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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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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 to reset the image import process

In windows 7 (and probably also in Vista) there is a function to import images. I have tried that out but the result didn't satisfied me. So I deleted the importet images in the "Pictures" folder and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to access KDE's camera:/ from terminal?

KDE's device notifier detects my GoPro Hero camera correctly and allows me to access its contents in dolphin through the URI camera:/ Is there a way to access the camera also from the command line? ...
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How to detect the application/process that's using the camera? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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How do I find the date a video was taken?

I have a Panasonic HD camcorder and I downloaded a bunch of videos to my computer directly without using the Panasonic software. The videos downloaded fine, but I can't tell when the videos were taken....
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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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Can I connect my camera to my computer via USB and take pictures/video directly to my hard drive?

Currenly, I can take pictures and video with my Canon Powershot, and then upload them to my computer's hard drive. I'd like to bypass my memory card altogether, and store media directly to my iMac. ...
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Control Power To Multiple USB Devices

Problem I have multiple USB devices, (multiple power-only lights, a power & serial-data camera) that I need to control power to programmatically through a single USB port. Questions What ...
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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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Laptop webcam always shows video upside down

I have an integrated webcam (USB 2.0 UVC 2M) 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 ...
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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 what'...
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How to convert JPEG JFIF files to JPEG Exif format?

I recently put the SD card of my camera in a Windows 7 PC and start browsing pictures on it. I noticed some were not aligned correctly and use rotate feature included in Windows Photo Viewer in order ...
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Where can I find Drivers for Sharper Image Digital Camera Binoculars 10x25?

I have some Digital Camera Binoculars from Sharper Image, but do not have the driver CD that came with them. I searched online and can not find the a place to download the device drivers for them. It ...
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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 ...