Process new PhotoStream photos in realtime with iCloud on OSX
Process new images in real-time with iCloud PhotoStream on OSX.
This node.js module can run in the background to listen (kqueue) for new images in your PhotoStream on iCloud. You can snap a photo with your iPhone and within moments have your Mac archive it to another folder or do other post-processing with it.
- Mac OS X (tested on 10.9 and 10.10)
- Mac with iCloud account and PhotoStream enabled
- Another Apple device with iCloud and PhotoStream enabled
The release on npm is always the latest stable version:
npm install osx-photostream
The code in the Github repository is the most recent, but can be unstable:
npm install fvdm/nodejs-osx-photostream
There are two ways to use this module, these can be combined:
Very useful if you prefer apps like Picasa over iPhoto. For example, to archive photos before iCloud expires them after 30 days.
var ps = require'osx-photostream''~/Pictures/iCloud'
var ps = require'osx-photostream'pson 'update'console.log'New image added: '+ filefilename
var ps = require'osx-photostream''~/Pictures/iCloud'var exec = require'child_process'execpson 'copy'// Forward image to friend with iMessageexec'osascript -e "tell application \"Messages\" to send POSIX file \"'+ filecopypath +'\" to buddy \"firstname.lastname@example.org\" of service \"E:email@example.com\""'
A new file was added to your PhotoStream.
pson 'update'console.log 'New image: '+ filefilename
A new file was copied from PhotoStream to the other folder.
This event is only triggered when a destination path is set and the copy succeeded.
pson 'copy'// tell another app or module the image at file.copypath is ready.
The app is watching
watchPath for updates.
pson 'watching'console.log 'Watching PhotoStream'
An error occured. You can safely ignore this event, but it may help in times of trouble.
|reason||See table below.|
|error||The error as reported.|
pson 'fail'console.log 'ERROR: '+ reason +' - '+ filefilenameconsole.log error
|watch error||Something went wrong during watching|
|readdir failed||New item can not be read|
|mkdir failed||Can not create copy destination|
|copy failed||Can not copy new file to destination|
|.pathname||Path to your PhotoStream location|
|.filename||Filename of the new file, i.e. IMG_5778.PNG|
|.fullpath||.pathname +'/'+ .filename|
|.copypath||If copied, new location with filename|
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