libgphoto2 bindings with an interface that strives to be idiomatic
Python bindings for libgphoto2 with an interface that strives to be idiomatic. In contrast to other bindings for Python, gphoto2-cffi hides most of the lower-level abstractions and reduces the API surface while still offering access to most of the library’s features.
import gphoto2cffi as gp # List all attached cameras that are supported cams = gp.list_cameras() # Get a camera instance by specifying a USB bus and device number my_cam = gp.Camera(bus=4, device=1) # Get an instance for the first supported camera my_cam = gp.Camera() # or my_cam = next(gp.list_cameras()) # Capture an image to the camera's RAM and get its data imgdata = my_cam.capture() # Grab a preview from the camera previewdata = my_cam.get_preview() # Get a list of files on the camera files = tuple(my_cam.list_all_files()) # Iterate over a file's content with open("image.jpg", "wb") as fp: for chunk in my_cam.files.iter_data(): fp.write(chunk) # Get a configuration value image_quality = my_cam.config['capturesettings']['imagequality'].value # Set a configuration value my_cam.config['capturesettings']['imagequality'].set("JPEG Fine")
Python 2.7 and 3.4 or newer (CPython and PyPy) are supported.
- libgphoto2 with development headers
- A working C compiler
$ pip install git+https://github.com/jbaiter/gphoto2-cffi.git