When SnapCamera boots you will notice text appear on the screen of PiFace Control And Display. The top-left corner states how many pictures have been taken with SnapCamera. The top-right corner states how many pictures can still be taken with SnapCamera, based on the amount of storage space left on your SD card. The bottom-left corner displays the mode SnapCamera is currently in. And the bottom-right corner displays the option settings for that mode.
SnapCamera has many modes used for different applications. To switch between these modes, press the leftmost button on the PiFace Control And Display. All modes take pictures by pressing the rocker switch in.
This is the default mode. It takes a picture after the given delay. Set the delay by moving the rocker switch left or right.
Effects mode allows you to select an effect that will be applied to your image. Move the navigation switch left or right to select an effect.
Overlay mode allows you to overlay an image stored at /home/pi/snap-camera/overlays on top of your image.
This mode takes pictures at a set interval over a set period. In bottom right of display ‘S1s1’ will be displayed. The first S1 denotes the total period of the timelapse (how long it will be taking pictures for) and is currently set to 1 Second. The second s1 denotes the interval between pictures in the timelapse. To change the time units (seconds, minutes, hours, days) for the total timelapse period, use the third button from the left, for the interval, use the fourth. The first S is capitalised as this is the setting that is currently selected. Change the time by flicking the rocker switch left or right. Move between the period and interval by pressing the second button from the left, the selected one will be capitialised.
This mode, you guessed it, takes a video. Change the length of time of the video with the rocker switch.
This mode takes a picture triggered by an IR remote. Press 1 on the remote to take the image.
This is the mode that is used to create our bulletTime effect videos. In bottom right of screen there will be a # followed by a number. These should be set sequentially, as image files will have this ID in their names, to automate the video creation. Set this number using the rocker switch. View this link for more information.
Viewer mode allows you to view your images on a connected monitor. Move the navigation switch left and right to change image.