Save images under different names usb camera

#1

Hello, i am trying so save images my usb camera made under a different name, at the moment when a new image arrives it replaces the image made before that, does anyone know how i can make every picture save under a different name?

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#2

This is a screenshot of my usb camera node settings Screenshot_2

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#3

Can you sent the node (what node is it?) the file name? Many nodes allow the ncoming msg to set a variable name - you would have to blank out the File Name option in the node.

Also what are the other options the node offers?? (read the info tab for the node)

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#4

Alternatively if the node outputs the name of the file you could then rename it with an exec node

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#5

This is the node I used: https://flows.nodered.org/node/node-red-contrib-node-webcam

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#6

what are the options under “file mode” if it can output the image as a buffer you could then use the file out node to write it to whatever file name you want

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#7

Yes i can select buffer, how exactly does this file out node work?

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#8

The info panel on the Right Hand side gives a very good explanation.

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