What Is Automator (and Can It Make Your Life Easier)
Subject:   using automator to create a photobooth picture taker
Date:   2005-09-12 17:15:48
From:   ptwobrussell
Response to: using automator to create a photobooth picture taker

The best way to get this done would be to ping an existing developer of a photo booth type application (there's a few out there) and request the action, because they've already written the core code...but if you don't want to do that...

As it stands right now, I don't think that the "Take Picture" action bundled with Tiger supports the iSight; at least it didn't with mine. Hence, you'd need to write an action for that. I might get around to it in a bit if no one else does, as I've had to do a lot of image processing lately with mine.

The other issue is doing the pretty print. That involves digging into the Cocoa docs for printing and might be a bit time consuming if you've never dealt much with those frameworks. Alternatively, you might be able to use a fink tool like "mpage" to print 4 images per page...but there wouldn't be a nice border like you're probably expecting.

So in short, it would take some time because the two core actions just don't exist. If I supply the iSight action, does anyone want to start cranking on the pretty print?

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  1. using automator to create a photobooth picture taker
    2006-06-20 08:52:22  neoporcupine [View]

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