January 7 2008
[Note] Pericam.app can't start interval shooting on 1.1.3. I'll fix it someday (not today).
"Pericam.app" is an iPhone application that takes photographs automatically with a certain interval.
1. Install "Pericam.app" with Installer.app.
2. Install "Erica's iPhone Utilities" with Installer.app.
Or you can download it at:
And copy "picSnap" (and other tools) into /var/root/bin in your iPhone.
3. Download "reduceJPEG" at:
And copy it into/var/root/bin in your iPhone.
4. Install "BSD Subsystem" with Installer.app
5. Make these files executable.
- Start interval shooting:
1. Open "Pericam.app"
2. Set the interval time (in minutes), photo size (in pixels) and photo quality (in JPEG %).
3. Tap "Start Interval Shooting" button.
4. Let your iPhone shoot at intervals. You can quit "Pericam.app" and open another application and interval shooting will keep working. However it will not work while your iPhone is sleeping.
- Stop interval shooting:
1. Open "Pericam.app".
2. Tap "Stop Interval Shooting" button.
- Get your photos:
1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac via USB cable.
2. Open "iPhoto".
( You can't check Pericam's photos on your iPhone. )
Or you can get them at /var/root/Media/DCIM/100APPLE/PERICAM/.
"Pericam.app" will make photo files under /var/root/Media/DCIM/100APPLE/PERICAM/ . There will be directories named with date (YYYYMMDD) and photo files named with time (IMG_HHMM.JPG) under the date directories. Empty directories will be deleted when you open "Pericam.app".
If "Pericam.app" doesn't work properly, please check the permissions of the executable files below.
They should be -rwxr-xr-x (755).
I wish to thank to Ms. Erica Sadun for her great command line tools.
"Pericam.app" is freeware. You can use it freely but it is copyrighted.
Pericam.app Copyright©2008 by Masayuki Akamatsu, All rights reserved.
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