Sun, 13 Mar 2011

Fedora Photobooth @ SXSW

This is the first year that Fedora will have a booth at SXSW! Sadly, I am not going to be attending since it conflicts with PyCon. However, my code will be running at our booth. Usually the Fedora booth at conferences is comprised of a bunch of flyers, media, swag, and some people to help answer questions and tell the Fedora story. However at SXSW, things are going to be a little different.

Aside from the amazing flyers that Máirín created, there will also be a Fedora Photobooth. Someone (probably Spot or Jared) will be dressed in a full Tux costume, and people can come and get their photo taken with them. Spot came to me the other day and asked if I could write some code to streamline the whole process.

An hour or so later, was born. There are definitely lots of improvements that can be made, but here is what it currently does in its initial incarnation:

In Action
See Mo's blog for photos of this code in action at the Fedora SXSW booth!
* SXSW Expo Day 1 from the show floor
* SXSW Expo Day 2
* A Beefy, Miraculous Day at SXSW (Expo Day 3)

The Code
I threw this in a git repo and tossed it up on GitHub:
# - version 0.3
# Requires: python-imaging, qrencode, gphoto2, surl
# Author: Luke Macken <>
# License: GPLv3

import os
import surl
import Image
import subprocess

from uuid import uuid4
from os.path import join, basename, expanduser

# Where to spit out our qrcode, watermarked image, and local html
out = expanduser('~/Desktop/sxsw')

# The watermark to apply to all images
watermark_img = expanduser('~/Desktop/fedora.png')

# This assumes ssh-agent is running so we can do password-less scp
ssh_image_repo = ''

# The public HTTP repository for uploaded images
http_image_repo = ''

# Size of the qrcode pixels
qrcode_size = 10

# Whether or not to delete the photo after uploading it to the remote server
delete_after_upload = True

# The camera configuration
# Use gphoto2 --list-config and --get-config for more information
gphoto_config = {
    '/main/imgsettings/imagesize': 3, # small
    '/main/imgsettings/imagequality': 0, # normal
    '/main/capturesettings/zoom': 70, # zoom factor

# The URL shortener to use
shortener = ''

class PhotoBooth(object):

    def initialize(self):
        """ Detect the camera and set the various settings """
        cfg = ['--set-config=%s=%s' % (k, v) for k, v in gphoto_config.items()]'gphoto2 --auto-detect ' +
                        ' '.join(cfg), shell=True)

    def capture_photo(self):
        """ Capture a photo and download it from the camera """
        filename = join(out, '%s.jpg' % str(uuid4()))
        cfg = ['--set-config=%s=%s' % (k, v) for k, v in gphoto_config.items()]'gphoto2 ' +
                        '--capture-image-and-download ' +
                        '--filename="%s" ' % filename,
        return filename

    def process_image(self, filename):
        print "Processing %s..." % filename
        print "Applying watermark..."
        image = self.watermark(filename)
        print "Uploading to remote server..."
        url = self.upload(image)
        print "Generating QRCode..."
        qrcode = self.qrencode(url)
        print "Shortening URL..."
        tiny = self.shorten(url)
        print "Generating HTML..."
        html = self.html_output(url, qrcode, tiny)'firefox "%s"' % html, shell=True)
        print "Done!"

    def watermark(self, image):
        """ Apply a watermark to an image """
        mark =
        im =
        if im.mode != 'RGBA':
            im = im.convert('RGBA')
        layer ='RGBA', im.size, (0,0,0,0))
        position = (im.size[0] - mark.size[0], im.size[1] - mark.size[1])
        layer.paste(mark, position)
        outfile = join(out, basename(image))
        Image.composite(layer, im, layer).save(outfile)
        return outfile

    def upload(self, image):
        """ Upload this image to a remote server """'scp "%s" %s' % (image, ssh_image_repo), shell=True)
        if delete_after_upload:
        return http_image_repo + basename(image)

    def qrencode(self, url):
        """ Generate a QRCode for a given URL """
        qrcode = join(out, 'qrcode.png')'qrencode -s %d -o "%s" %s' % (
            qrcode_size, qrcode, url), shell=True)
        return qrcode

    def shorten(self, url):
        """ Generate a shortened URL """
        return[shortener].get({}, url)

    def html_output(self, image, qrcode, tinyurl):
        """ Output HTML with the image, qrcode, and tinyurl """
        html = """
                    <td colspan="2">
                        <b><a href="%(tinyurl)s">%(tinyurl)s</a></b>
                    <td><img src="%(image)s" border="0"/></td>
                    <td><img src="%(qrcode)s" border="0"/></td>
        """ % {'image': image, 'qrcode': qrcode, 'tinyurl': tinyurl}
        outfile = join(out, basename(image) + '.html')
        output = file(outfile, 'w')
        return outfile

if __name__ == "__main__":
    photobooth = PhotoBooth()
        while True:
            raw_input("Press enter to capture photo.")
            filename = photobooth.capture_photo()
    except KeyboardInterrupt:
        print "\nExiting..."

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