View Full Version : Digital Pics sent immediately, directly to web page
17th of June 2009 (Wed), 10:58
I'd like to connect a digital camera to a computer via UBS cable and have pictures (still, not video) appear immediately on a web page (either my own page, a photo sharing site/etc). So, I click a picture and it's automatically sent directly to a web page - instantly...no down/up loading. Sounds simple - click and the picture appears on my web page.
Is this possible? What would it take to make this happen?
Any thoughts, direction, suggestions would be appreciated.
17th of June 2009 (Wed), 11:28
It's possible, how much "programming" do you know?
Here's how I'd implement it -
-EOS Utility to store images on the hard drive somewhere....
-Write code in language of your choice to monitor specified directory
-When a new file appears in directory, make a call to a command line graphics program to resize image (I'm not going to find one of these, but Google is your friend....)
-FTP resized image to web server
Now on the web server side of things, there's alot of options....I'll leave that "end" as an exercise to the reader, but something like Gallery2 could be very useful here :)
If you can't do it, you can probably find a programmer willing to do it for ~$100/hour, probably be ~5 hour job so you're looking at something around $500 to get it all working for you.
17th of June 2009 (Wed), 11:30
egordon99 - Exactly what I was looking for - huge thanks!!
17th of June 2009 (Wed), 11:32
That will be $5 for typing up that response....
Good luck! Oh, cygwin would probably come in handy for a project like this.
17th of June 2009 (Wed), 11:49
EyeFi Pro has a 4Gb wireless SD card that will send pics directly to Flickr, and other websites for $100 or less. Not sure how quickly this works. Check out
23rd of June 2009 (Tue), 15:33
I've done quite a bit of this kind of work and from your response to egordon99 it sounds like your not averse to writing something your self.
I'd suggest starting with the Canon SDK - you don't mention what type of camera you have so you'll have to get the right SDK for your camera. The SDK will let you take raw files, convert them to jpegs and then ftp them to a web site if that what you want to do.
The SDK will allow you to talk directly to the camera and save the "monitoring a folder" step mentioned above.
23rd of June 2009 (Tue), 15:41
Thanks for all the ideas....
Yes, I just heard of the Eye-Fi - this is certainly the best/easiest solution (at least on paper)...programming all ready done! Tested...ready to go.
Thanks to all again.
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