Kamerka
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Description:

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
Last changelog:

6 years ago

0.8.5:
* 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

0.8.1:
* fixed installation of kcfgc file instead of kcfg
* fixed instructions in INSTALL file

* German translation from Frank Schäfer

0.8:
* 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

0.6:
* first public release

msx

4 years ago

A few minutes ago the power went down in my neighborhood so I lighted a few candles because I'm refusing to go bed this early!

You have to see the creepy pictures I've taken of myself using Kamerka and my laptop's webcam, it was very amusing, lol!

http://i.imgur.com/6SboXF0.png

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Archimedes

5 years ago

After taking a picture, selecting Open directory opens Dolphin and closes Kamerka. Is this normal behavior?

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chatmoa

4 years ago

Fatal Error: Accessed global static 'KGlobalPrivate *globalData()' after destruction. Defined at ../../kdecore/kernel/kglobal.cpp:127

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ivan2k

5 years ago

Your application is super !!
Could you include a global hotkey for opening/shooting?

Good work :)

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narya

5 years ago

keep up the good work :)

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snowhog

5 years ago

...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.

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dos1

5 years ago

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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AmbientRevolution

6 years ago

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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dos1

6 years ago

Hi!

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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n00kl

6 years ago

nice! thank you!

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H00K

6 years ago

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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dos1

6 years ago

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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H00K

6 years ago

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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nomeutente94

6 years ago

I suggest you to add a settings window for brightness, saturation, colors.

Finally a great webcam app for Kde, I love it :)

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wlleaw

6 years ago

I love photography. I used LOMO, doing my art piece using photoshop. This is another good choice for me to try out another application.

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gohanz

6 years ago

I'm on Slackware 13.37 i have compiled Kamerka with this trick sed -i 's/QT_PHONON_LIBRARY/KDE4_PHONON_LIBS/' src/CMakeLists.txt.
Now it run without problem. But i have only the preview window, without any menu or buttons!
The mouse right/left click seem not working.

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gohanz

6 years ago

This is a screenshot link.
http://img843.imageshack.us/i/schermata1wg.png/

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dos1

6 years ago

Could you run it in console and check, if it shows any debug information? Seems like it couldn't load QML file with interface. Strange.

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gohanz

6 years ago

Yes this is the console output!

> kamerka
Kamerka version 0.6
Copyright (C) 2011 Sebastian Krzyszkowiak
Kamerka comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; type `./kamerka --license' for details.
qrc:/kamerka.qml:1:2: module "QtQuick" is not installed
QObject::connect: Cannot connect (null)::photoTaken() to MainWindow::photoTaken()
QObject::connect: Cannot connect (null)::timerCounter(int) to MainWindow::timerCounter(int)
QObject::connect: Cannot connect (null)::showDirectory() to MainWindow::showDirectory()

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dos1

6 years ago

You have Qt 4.7.0, and "QtQuick" is definied since Qt 4.7.1.

You can replace "import QtQuick 1.0" in first lines of src/*.qml files to "import Qt 4.7"; you can also use trunk tarball, as it's already replaced in git.

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gohanz

6 years ago

Many thanks Kamerka work fine now!
Great App!!!

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bitcrazy

6 years ago

[ 0%] Built target kamerka_automoc
make[2]: *** Keine Regel vorhanden, um das Target »/usr/lib/libv4lconvert.so.0«,
benötigt von »src/kamerka«, zu erstellen. Schluss.
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/kamerka.dir/all] Fehler 2
make: *** [all] Fehler 2

is a result of hardcoded /usr/lib/libv4lconvert.so.0 in src/CMakeLists.txt.
I'm on a 64bit machine, so build fails here until I correct the path to /usr/lib64/libv4lconvert.so.0
Apart from that I don't get a photo, yet.


m0nk

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bitcrazy

6 years ago

Ignore my entry. Thought I was on page 1.

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marvn

6 years ago

Hi,

I've noticed, that if there is no ~/kamerka dir and you click on "open directory", the app will promt that there is no such dir and end. (just to let you know)

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dos1

6 years ago

Thanks! I'll fix that :)

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6 years ago

0.8.5:
* 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

0.8.1:
* fixed installation of kcfgc file instead of kcfg
* fixed instructions in INSTALL file

* German translation from Frank Schäfer

0.8:
* 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

0.6:
* first public release

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