Gamera Addon: Webcam Toolkit

This is a Gamera toolkit for automatically taking snapshots from a webcam or document camera. It is based on the Gamera framework and requires a working Gamera installation.

This toolkit currently still requires Gamera 3 and Python 2.x.

About the Webcam toolkit

The Webcam Toolkit provides python library functions for querying attached video devices (like a webcam or a document camera) and for obtaining snapshots as Gamera images. It provides:


As this is a Gamera toolkit, it obviously requires a working installation of Gamera. Moreover, hardware access to the camera relies on one of the following third party libraries:


A detailed documentation is included with the source code package in the subdirectory doc/html. A TGZ archive of this docs can also be downloaded here: webcam-doc.tar.gz

Authors and Acknowledgements

The authors of the Webcam toolkit are:

Software Download

The Webcam toolkit and its source code are freely distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Note that the toolkit requires a working installation of Gamera. Available file releases are:

For release notes, see the file CHANGES. For installation and usage instructions see the file doc/html/index.html in the source package. When all prerequisites are installed, installation simply requires typing

python build && sudo python install