All AbelCam functionality has been terminated October 8th 2019

Thanks again for writing such a nice program!
I am so impressed. FTP runs without missing a beat ... Something I have NEVER seen before from a cam program. Usually I get a few images undersize every day or the ftp fails a few times during the day. NOT with your program it runs flawless. Another thing is the quality of the ftp images is much better than my old software, yet the images are about 1/8 the size.... Just gain gain gain ....

 Ken Carpenter  more>>


Optional parameters for Images and JPEG Streams

Various settings can be set on demand.

Video Size


note: height and width are not available for screen shots


Picture border

you may request a picture with a frame around it. The image will be scaled to fit the remaining space.

  • borderwidth=w
    w = width of the border in pixels. Values 0-99 are allowed
  • bordercolor=RrGgBb?
    RGB value of the border color. Example: bordercolor=FF0000 for a red border


black border http://localhost:8080/current.jpg?borderwidth=5&bordercolor=000000
light blue http://localhost:8080/current.jpg?borderwidth=2&bordercolor=8888FF

Picture border is only available for current.jpg, not for screen shots or motion JPEG streams.


Frame rate

all JPEG streams can stream at a selectable frame rate. The maximum frame rate is defined for the video device in Devices

To set the frame rate on demand, define the fps parameter.




Selection for replay of stored shots

to filter picture replay, use the filter parameter:


this will show pictures taken on Oct 19th 2005 (if pictures were save with time based names)

Combine parameters

to use more than one parameter in a request, combine them using &


this will show your desktop sized to 640x480 and refreshed once per second


quality --DerekD?, Sat, 26 Sep 2009 08:28:49 +0200 reply