Ubuntu – How to “log” the M most recent images from a webcam using the command-line

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I want to take a picture with the webcam every N time units and store it to /tmp/somefolder/ for further use with other tools and only keep the last M images.
How to do this using webcam(UNIX COMMAND)?
Any help appreciated.

Best Answer

Well ,why don't you try uvccapture or fswebcam both are an excellent choices.

For using uvccapture, install using sudo apt-get install uvccapture and to use uvvcaputure -m -q100 -x640 -y480 -opic.jpg where pic.jpg is the filename. Similarly install fswebcam and to use fswebcam $filename,