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How can images/pictures be captured with a webcam using PHP

Posted on 2009-04-30
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Last Modified: 2013-11-08

  Is there any script or component available in PHP that can capture images/pictures using a webcam - we needed to use this module for an Image upload application.
Please provide suggestions, solutions if any.

Question by:Web_Sight
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Beverley Portlock earned 1000 total points
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Very unlikely. PHP is a server side scripting language, not an interactive desktop language.

You could use some program to FTP images up to a folder on a server and then use PHP to manipulate or move those images but that would all have to happen on the client PC.
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lexxwern earned 1000 total points
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As mentioned above, PHP cannot capture the user's video camera. Why? Because PHP is running on the server. You can use a client side technology (like Adobe Flash, Flex) to capture the camera and pass data onto a server where it can be read/processed by PHP.

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