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Minimum required   KDE 4.x
Downloads:  1435
Submitted:  Jun 5 2011
Updated:  Dec 21 2012


Kamerka - take photos using your webcam and shiny animated QML interface.

Kamerka is an Qt4 app using KDE4 libraries. It uses Video4Linux to get image from
webcam and is able to save photos. Interface is based on QML and uses it's possibilities
to show easy to use animated UI.

Installation guide: https://github.com/dos1/kamerka/raw/master/INSTALL

Lots of popular distrubutions already include Kamerka in their repositories in version at least 0.8.1. If you want to quickly see how it looks like, then consult your package manager :)

TODO list: https://github.com/dos1/kamerka/raw/master/TODO


* added few basic filters and mirroring support from Dejan Noveski
* added option for locking image preview proportions

* fix initial window size being hardcoded to 640x480
* coding convention fixes from Michael Palimaka

* Portuguese translation from Jurandir Aparecido Sampaio
* Traditional Chinese translation from Max Lin
* Dutch translation from Kenny Verstraete

* fixed installation of kcfgc file instead of kcfg
* fixed instructions in INSTALL file

* German translation from Frank Schäfer

* graphical configuration
* XDG Pictures folder is now used by default to store photos
* photo folder is now configurable
* options to turn on/off sounds and notifications
* better error handling
* reworked video thread - it's now much less ugly :)
* creating photo directory when trying to open it, instead of showing big ugly error
* xdg-open utility used instead of kde-open
* moar pretty, but still not disturbing animations!

* Kamerka depends now on Phonon from KDE, not Qt (fixes build errors on systems without qt-phonon)
* libv4lconvert is now correctly found on 64 bit systems
* fix for Qt 4.7.0 ("import QtQuick 1.0" appeared first in 4.7.1)
* some license issues fixed

* Czech translation from Pavel Fric
* Serbian translation from Mladen Pejaković
* Spanish translation from Daniel Halens

* first public release

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 Bigger resolution?

 by H00K on: Jul 2 2011
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Kamerka only produces very small 640x480 pictures, while I know my webcam can produce (e.g. in Cheese) a lot bigger 1600x1200 pictures.

How can I conveince Kamerka to take pictures of a bigger resolution?

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 Re: Bigger resolution?

 by dos1 on: Jul 2 2011
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You can configure resolution by hand in config file (check "man kamerka" in order to see how).

New version, with graphical configuration, is coming soon though :)

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 Re: Re: Bigger resolution?

 by H00K on: Jul 2 2011
Score 63%

Niiiiiceeeeeee! :D

BTW, extra kudos for having proper man/info pages! I'm positively surprised!

After that I've checked Kamerka's ToDo and I'm quite impressed. Can't wait for the future releases!

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 by n00kl on: Jul 23 2011
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nice! thank you!

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 by AmbientRevolution on: Aug 10 2011
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I set my camera resolution to 1280x720, and it's capture correctly but your window size it compressing it, I can manually change the window size but I won't know if i'm getting the aspect ratio correct, is there a way to lock aspect ratio?

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 Re: Resolution

 by dos1 on: Aug 10 2011
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Thanks for your input! Setting default window size is already on my TODO list for next major release. I've just added locking aspect ratio to this list, thanks :)

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 Very nice. Will it...

 by snowhog on: Mar 4 2012
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...be developed for use as a true webcam app, and not just a 'picture' taker? We in the KDE community have wanted an alternative to Cheese for a long time.

It takes less time to take the time to do it right the first time, than it does to fix it the second time.
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 Re: Very nice. Will it...

 by dos1 on: Mar 5 2012
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It will, as soon as I'll have some time for it of course. In meantime - patches are more than welcomed :)

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 nice application

 by narya on: Apr 10 2012
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keep up the good work :)

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 by ivan2k on: Apr 17 2012
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Your application is super !!
Could you include a global hotkey for opening/shooting?

Good work :)

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