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Photo Booth beta

A Raspberry Pi powered Photo Booth

This package uses the Raspberry Camera Module to capture four pictures with a visible countdown. Once captured, all four images are shown for a configurable duration and can be optionally be uploaded to an external web service for post-processing. This server can then return an additional transparent PNG file that will overlay the four photos.

The capture sequence is triggered by GPIO. So you can wire it to a button or other hardware.

A playlist of videos and images is constantly looped while the device is idle.

Hardware setup

The photo sequence is triggered by GPIO. Have a look at the GPIO demo package for an example of how to connect a button to GPIO pin 18:

GPIO Demo

by Florian Wesch <fw@info-beamer.com>

Demonstrate GPIO integration

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Integration into your backend

If you specify an upload url, the device will upload all four images in a single POST request to the url. In your server code you can then store or otherwise do post-processing on the images. Your service should return a transparent PNG file as a response. This image is then added on top of the four photos. This allows you to augment the output - for example by overlaying a QR code where the user can download their photos.

This package includes an example server in server.py that shows how this works. You might want to use a secret url (instead of /upload) and HTTPS for handling upload requests.

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Source code for this package

You can view (and modify) the source code for this package on https://github.com/info-beamer/package-photo-booth

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