[Adium-devl] Fwd: [Adium-feedback] Auto Display Photograph/Avatar from iSight Camera
chris at growl.info
Wed Mar 28 12:18:40 UTC 2007
Aye, albeit a third party one might be a better way to do this to see
how folks react to it.
Colin Barrett wrote:
> This sounds like a really cool plugin idea, and probably wouldn't be too terribly hard -- there's a command line utility out there to take snapshots from the iSight, if it's open source it probably wouldn't be too hard to use it in adium (or just use NSTask to launch it directly).
> Just FYI for anyone who's reading the list and wants to develop a plugin.
> Begin forwarded message:
>> *To: *feedback at adiumx.com <mailto:feedback at adiumx.com>
>> *Subject: **[Adium-feedback] Auto Display Photograph/Avatar from
>> iSight Camera*
>> Hi, I love the program, and I had an idea for a great feature but I
>> don't know how to implement it:
>> It would be great if the program could automatically take a picture
>> of the user with iSight at the beginning of every chat session (or at
>> a user-decided point in time) and have it automatically appear as
>> your display picture/avatar, allowing your users to see you as you
>> are at the moment of chatting but without the awkwardness of being
>> constantly on webcam.
>> I know you could quite easily take a photograph of yourself in Photo
>> Booth or similar and then set it as your display picture in the
>> client, but that seems like too much hassle :) The resulting display
>> picture could then be set to either over-write the previous one, or
>> you could set it to create a new file, thus archiving photos of your
>> changing appearence over time. That way, people would be able to do
>> cool things like make animations of themselves where they stay the
>> same but their clothes and backgrounds change as they dynamically
>> 'age' over the photographs (for an example, see this YouTube video:
>> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B26asyGKDo> )
>> Do you know if this sort of thing is possible? I think it would be a
>> great feature that nobody else seems to have in their clients at the
>> Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks for your time!
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