Feature request ./. Upload to anywhere

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BuzzDee
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Feature request ./. Upload to anywhere

Postby BuzzDee » Wed May 08, 2019 5:41 am

Hello,

some background informations: I use a rasperry pi configured as a accesspoint to connect iPad and camera. There runs a cups daemon on the raspberry pi. Also there is a printer connected by USB. This works fine.

My idea is to show the WifiBooth photos with a projector connectet to the raspberry pi by HDMI. But I found no way to copy the pictures to the raspberry. Google and dropbox does not work, because I have no internet connection most of the time.

So it would be very nice to have the possibility to copy the files automatically to the raspberry by cifs, ftp, nfs, sshfs, webdav, what ever. I think this could by a useful feature for a lot of users. Or is there an other solution?

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Re: Feature request ./. Upload to anywhere

Postby tim » Thu May 09, 2019 11:34 am

Hi Buzzdee,

Funny timing: today Wifibooth 4.9.0 was released, with Slideshows :D This is something i've been working on for quite some time. You can read more here: https://wifibooth.com/help/articles/globalsettings/

There are two potential ways you could get your setup to work.

(1) print to FTP
If you told Wifibooth to print to FTP to your Raspberry Pi, then you'd get the collages as JPG files on your Pi and be able to do whatever with them. But there's no solution here for individual photos.

(2) Advertise your Raspberry Pi as a DLNA Media Renderer (UPNP)
New in Wifibooth 4.9.0 - see the link above. Once you turn this on, Wifibooth will use UPNP to find any DLNA devices that advertise as being capable of rendering JPG photos, and will push the images to these devices. You could get every photo (as they are taken) this way, if you use the "Latest photo" setting. You'd need to make your Raspberry Pi advertise itself as a media renderer and then save the JPG files it receives - i'm not sure how to do this on linux, but I know other software has done it (ie. XBMC)
Please write a review for Wifibooth on the Apple App store! Indie developers like me really need people like you to review their apps. Instructions on how to write a review: http://goo.gl/w8NsDI.

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Re: Feature request ./. Upload to anywhere

Postby BuzzDee » Thu May 09, 2019 3:06 pm

Hello,

thanks for this great news. I have an old Apple TV version 3. Is this working? Maybe this is the most simple solution.

The FTP print is not the best way because there is no way to use the printer at the same time. I want so show all pictures on a slideshow but dont want to print them all. Only a few.

There is also a dlna render (http://gmrender.nongnu.org), I will try this next days.

So thanks again, you made my day.

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Re: Feature request ./. Upload to anywhere

Postby tim » Thu May 09, 2019 6:16 pm

You are welcome!
Yes, any Apple TV will work: it does not use an app on the apple tv, it uses Screen Mirroring to the Apple TV. Just turn on screen mirroring on your ipad to the apple tv - bam, slideshow.
Please write a review for Wifibooth on the Apple App store! Indie developers like me really need people like you to review their apps. Instructions on how to write a review: http://goo.gl/w8NsDI.

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Re: Feature request ./. Upload to anywhere

Postby BuzzDee » Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:51 am

So I will continue this topic. I would like to have the upload feature because of an other function. I plan to use the rasperry pi as a multi service device:

- printserver (works fine)
- DLNA player (not yet tested, but there are a lot of great open source tools)
- storage
- (maybe I have some ideas later)

I want to plug a memory stick into the raspi where all pictures/gifs/collages saved automaticly. So I can give my costumers the stick after the event and I don't have to copy the pictures with iMazing/iTunes or what ever. It would be faster and easier.

So this is not the most important feature but maybe for later development.


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