Pi camer as desktop image???

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Pi camer as desktop image???

Postby Aswell13 » 2017-03-19 10:32

I am running the pi camera and want to know if I can make the output of the camera my desktop image. The camera is running constantly and I am using software to capture a short video whenever a motion sensor is triggered.

It would be nice to see the current camera output on the desktop.

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Re: Pi camer as desktop image???

Postby arochester » 2017-03-19 10:46

When you say
I...want to know if I can make the output of the camera my desktop image


Are you running a Raspberry Pi and is your desktop image on that? What model of Raspberry Pi?

Have you asked the Raspberry Pi Forum? >>> https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/

What Hardware are you running? What OS are you using?
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Re: Pi camer as desktop image???

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-03-19 11:24

Aswell13 wrote:if I can make the output of the camera my desktop image

Interesting idea — have you tried a search engine?

I was intrigued enough to use one on your behalf:

https://superuser.com/questions/750949/ ... background
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Re: Pi camer as desktop image???

Postby Aswell13 » 2017-03-19 11:33

Interesting, I will look into it. Thanks
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Re: Pi camer as desktop image???

Postby Aswell13 » 2017-03-19 11:37

I am running a pi V1 (the one with the four USB ports) running from NOOBS 2.3 and choosing Debian with the pixel system.

arochester wrote:When you say
I...want to know if I can make the output of the camera my desktop image


Are you running a Raspberry Pi and is your desktop image on that? What model of Raspberry Pi?

Have you asked the Raspberry Pi Forum? >>> https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/

What Hardware are you running? What OS are you using?
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