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    taking pic with a webcam???

    Hi everyone!

    I am in the process of building a site where a user can enter a lead. Along with entering the lead's name and other info I want the user to be able to snap a shot of the lead with a web cam too. My problem is that I have no idea how a website can remotely control a users webcam. That is I do not want the user to snap the picture locally, I want the user to snap the picture through the website. Is this possible? I checked many other posts on here but I could not find a problem like this.

    Thanks in advance.

    CC

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    I don't believe this is or even should be possible. It would be scary if JavaScript could take a picture of you using your web cam. The best you can do is provide a file upload field so the user can upload a photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toicontien View Post
    ...It would be scary if JavaScript could take a picture of you using your web cam...
    Yes it is: http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/39653/108/

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    It is possible to do with Flash, Flex, or Silverlight, but not with JavaScript. The app will ask permission to use the camera if available and the code can run.

    Eric

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