On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 1:49 AM, Mathieu Bridon
> On Tue, 2011-03-15 at 22:59 -0600, Clint Savage wrote:
>> First off, the photobooth idea is amazing. I'd like to say that we
>> should be doing something similar at every event, encouraging people
>> to get their pic taken at our booth. But making someone where a
>> costume for 2-3 days could be challenging. So I propose we build a
>> portable photo board to include in Event Boxen. Probably of
>> something more goofy, I actually thought the Beefy Miracle would be
>> a good choice, since it's easy to come up with.
>> In addition, one would need a web cam and a dedicated laptop to take
>> the pictures and upload them. This should be an easy to-do. Having a
>> web cam could prove invaluable for other things as well, like doing
>> mini tutorials.
>> Logistically, this could be a bit challenging when you have only an
>> 8'x8' space, but this can be handled pretty easily. One way is to
>> move the table and chairs to one side and stand in the booth, or sit
>> behind (tightly) the table and work from there. The other half of the
>> booth could easily be used to take pictures and show off our cool
> Another way to do it could be with the new Cheese:
> That would take much less space, and could be a fun demo of what one can
> do with Fedora.
> And if the Beefy Miracle face overlay has some success, it could even be
> included out of box in Cheese. :)
Oh, you made my job easier, I think. We just need to figure out what
special overlays we'll offer and apply it to the pic as part of a
script. I like the idea of cheese, but I would definitely want to be
able to script it so that we could hand out postcards with proper QR
codes for their pictures. I suspect Cheese can be scriptable (since
it's written with gstreamer, which has python and other bindings).
They have a Cheese widget that can be included in any application.
Built on top of Glib/Gtk3, they should have gobject-introspection
generated bindings for different languages, so yes, you could probably
write a small PyGI app that would do what you want. Caveat: their GI
support might not be optimal and that might require some work to improve
Or, someone could write a Cheese post-shoot plugin (much like the
post-commit hooks we love in VCSes) to do just that. Caveat: I have no
idea if Cheese even has the concept of post-shoot plugins. :)
The former would probably be less work, but the latter would bring much
benefit to everyone.