I am trying to figure out the best way to implement an idea that I have. I am throwing a huge party a few months from now and I want to turn one of my spare rooms into a "Photo Booth". Maybe have a cool background and what not, I want this whole deal to be fully automated so I dont need to mess with anything during my party. Here is what I want it to do.
1. Some sort of High Res camera on a tripod (web cam, usb cam, firewire cam etc)
2. LCD screen either right below or above camera (LCD screen will be the "viewfinder" facing the sujects so they can preview)
3. button on the LCD screen that starts a timer for maybe a 5 sec countdown till the system captures the picture
4. save the photos that are taken into the photo slideshow folder and marked to view on the slideshow
So effectively my guests can walk into the room, click the start button, pose for the picture, picture snaps, and shows up on all my photo slideshows throughout the house.