timmoore46
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Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:03 pm

I've got the camera working but where does it store the photos it takes ?

Maybe I'm using the wrong command ?

any thoughts very welcome !

:oops: :cry:

Tim

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B.Goode
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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:27 pm

timmoore46 wrote:
any thoughts very welcome !
Crystal ball is very fuzzy this afternoon....

Give us some little hints to let us help you.

What camera?

What Operating System?

What command are you using?

timmoore46
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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:45 pm

Raspbian 26th Feb 2016 edition

raspstill -o image1.jpg

from the Terminal


***

The image flashes up for a few seconds and thats it...

Not obvious how to take a photo that I can look at again ! *LOL*

I though its a 'no brainer' that most folk want to be able to see their photos, guess I'm having an 'off' day !

Many thanks for responding,

:P

Tim

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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:47 pm

Oh... it is the latest 8 MP IR version.

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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:52 pm

It should be in the directory from where you issued the command.
Most likely your home directory.

BTW: did you update / upgrade before using the camera?

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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:10 pm

+1 to the suggestions made by @DirkS.

Check for the presence of the file:

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ls -al image1.jpg
(that's letter 'ell' the first two times, but One in the filename.)

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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 5:42 pm

There are some Comments in the RPF blog post that suggest that maybe updated software is required for the new cameras. https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/new-8- ... d-sale-25/

(But I might have misunderstood, and I don't have a new camera to check against.)

There is a forum thread dedicated to the 8mp cameras: viewtopic.php?f=43&t=145815

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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:46 pm

got a Rpi Model B 1GHz working, added the camera did the up grades etc and tried to take a photo:-

raspi -o cam.jpg

and got this back....

mmal: mmal_vc_component_enable: failed to enable component: ENOSPC ETC ETC
Please check for firmware updates...

the wiFi built in one just worked once and gave up after I crashed Raspbian..

I'll get some upto date raspbian micro card tomorrow and see if that helps....

No sure which bit is giving all the grief.....

Any thoughts always welcome....

Tim

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Re: Using the camera ... help !

Sun May 01, 2016 2:06 pm

On the 18th of March a new version of Raspian was on offer, so I downloaded it and took all my micro SD cards and put it on them....

That completely fixed the problem !

First I did:-

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo raspi-config

with that I maxed available space also enabled the camera.

re-booted

and lo everything worked including the camera !

raspistill -v -o test.jpg

got a photo stored in the home directory !

I'll go round my other Pi's and see how they cope with the 18th March version of Raspian !I did find two knacked micro SD cards and that caused 99% of the problems ! (I think)

Thanks to all who offered support !!!

:P :P :P

Tim

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