I have a project where I need to consistently be able to capture pictures (preferrably timestamped) over the course of a longer period. I have found some options but many of them either cost, or have limitations for the maximum time and are intended for shorter duration.

Would there be some software that could do this?

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    No Windows system runs so long :-) I can't recommend anything, but "timelapse" might be a good term for starting a search Aug 11, 2023 at 18:00
  • If you're a programmer (or have one), it's easy to write code to capture images in a Timer event and save them named as the capture Date-Time such as 2023-05-19-2215.jpg. To do the capturing, you'll need an API with webcame support. There are free options as discussed in this post. If you need a professional API that's well-documented with code samples and free technical support, you could try the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK. (Disclosure: I work for the its vendor). There's a free evaluation on this page.
    – Amin Dodin
    Aug 14, 2023 at 19:20
  • There's this script with PowerShell that you could try; github.com/stefanstranger/PowerShell/blob/master/… But it's a bit dated and might not work.
    – Destroy666
    Aug 15, 2023 at 16:40
  • A long time ago I used webcamXP to do this kind of stuff.
    – Sebastian
    Aug 18, 2023 at 19:35


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