4
Thank you for your review
Free
http://www.macupdate.com/download/18598/isightcapture1_1.dmg
Email me when discounted: 
isightcapture is a simple CLI utility to grab and save still images from iSight or other cameras recognized by QuickTime. It is useful for implementing simple webcams and does not require the user to be logged in or to start a GUI application. Other features include: scaling of images, various output formats etc.

What's New

Version 1.1: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later, iSight or similar camera.

Similar Software

Open Comparison
Suggest Other Similar Software
Leave a Review

isightcapture User Discussion

Nobody has reviewed or commented on this app yet. Add your own comment and get a discussion going!
Sort by: Time | Smiles
Sarazil Member IconReview+4
Sarazil
+0

Perfect for security scripting. Nice and quick, follow it with a sudo halt and you're all set.

Reply0 replies
Version 1.1
Jcooper11 Member IconComment+1
Jcooper11
+1

Original link and web site are dead.
Still available, though, here...
http://www.deography.com/record/
Very useful. Installed isightcapture into /bin, then created script as given on the web site above. Edited script to just do the capture, because I didn't need the other stuff it does. Used Cronnix to edit crontab to make it capture every minute.

Reply0 replies
Version 1.1
Damacguy Member IconComment+2
Damacguy
+0

Doesn't seem to work under 10.6.

I'm running 10.6.3 on a 3.06GHz MacBook Pro. Tried default capture with just a filename. And specifying format and size. No luck.

Error returned is...
FATAL: graphics exporter set output failed

Reply0 replies
Version 1.1
macmedix Member IconReview+5
macmedix
+0

Great, simple command line utility to view what the isight cam sees. This WILL turn on the camera's indicator light while the photo is being taken (about 3 seconds). Works fine in Leopard OS X 10.5.3. Saves photo file to same place as the application is unless otherwise specified. application file can be anywhere, doesn't have to be in Apps folder.

Good excuse to learn scp so you can retrieve the photo file. I heard of this from the comments under the story about the recovered stolen laptop:
http://community.livejournal.com/macosx/5713803.html

Reply0 replies
Version 1.1
lucid Member IconComment+6
lucid
+0

Great little application, any plans for adding video capture?

Reply0 replies
Version 1.1
Spectre1 Member IconReview-2
Spectre1
+0

Excellent utility. I wanted to make my own home webcam which wouldn't require much bandwidth or resources. This is what i came up with:

http://osiris.sharkfire.net/captures/

Reply0 replies
Version 1.0
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
+0

Just a curious notion: why would you need this if you have the new Quicktime?

Reply2 replies
Version 1.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
+0

Because Quicktime Pro is not for FREE.

Hm?

Spectre1
+0

Excellent utility. Here is an example of a site i made using isightcapture:

http://osiris.sharkfire.net/captures/

user icon+0
xpierrotx
Version 1.1
> 5 4

Ratings

Overall
(4)
Current Version (1.x)
(4)

Details

Downloads 27,541
Version Downloads 26,223
License Free
Date 22 Jun 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
Learn how MacUpdate Desktop makes installing apps from MacUpdate.com one-click easy.
Next time, install isightcapture with 1-click

Learn how MacUpdate Desktop can install apps on MacUpdate with the simple click of the Install apps with MacUpdate Desktop icon. Plus, keep all your apps updated.