isight pictures

I am wondering how to import images from the isight camera into my application. I have looked briefly at the IKPicturetaker class but don’t seem convinced that it is what I am looking for.

What I am trying to do is write a small standalone application similar to photobooth. The program I have so far uses isight capture:

The problem with this is I don’t get any feedback before the picture is taken. After the picture is taken the app pops up with the picture and presents the options to keep, email or delete. I would really like to see my ugly mug before the picture is taken.

Thanks in advance for any help.



the best way to capture video and images from an iSight camera is to use QTKit.framework.
It includes ObjC classes to display and capture video. From the video source you can extract single images.
The classes start all with QTCapture

Thanks for your response. I am still a little lost though. I was able to find this tutorial on it:

I have the tutorial application up and running but I haven’t been able to figure out the lines of code for capturing the frame. I suspect I am missing just a couple of lines of code to get this to work. :frowning:

Can you point me in the right direction?

Thanks again for everything.