Dynamic text overlays

Until now, displaying temperature data in your webcam images (or other changing information) required the setup of another image processing step in your workflow.

With the new dynamic text overlays you can change texts for every image

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How to use the Raspberry Pi as a Network Camera

The Raspberry Pi has become quite popular in the recent years. It is an inexpensive, universal piece of hardware for do-it-yourself enthusiasts that can be used in a lot of projects.

Of course it can also serve as a network camera and for time-lapse recording.

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Today we introduce the FTP upload feature. With FTP (file transfer protocol) you can push images directly to our servers. Almost all IP cameras support FTP upload of the current image.

Using FTP adds security to your network, because the camera does not have to be accessible from the outside. It also gives you more control and works better with unreliable and slow connections like GSM etc.

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Text Overlays

The first feature from webcamtool.org is available now: The text overlays.

You can add your brand name, website url or short description to the corner

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Widget ranges

Some changes in the widget section:

You can select the time ranges for the widget to display now, including the sunrise / sunset related ranges.

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Sunrise sunset timer

The sunrise/sunset timer is available now.

For the calculation to work, we needed the geolocation of the webcam first, so you can set the location in your webcam settings now.

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By setting a time range for image collection, you can leave out images that are not interesting.

Popular example: dark images from webcams without night-vision mode.

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