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:
Copy new images to another folder
Very useful if you prefer apps like Picasa over iPhoto. For example, to archive photos before iCloud expires them after 30 days.
var ps = '~/Pictures/iCloud'
Do something else with new images
var ps =ps
Copy to folder and forward with iMessage to friend
var ps = '~/Pictures/iCloud'var exec = execps
update : callback( fileObject )
A new file was added to your PhotoStream.
copy : callback ( fileObject )
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.
watching : callback ( watchPath )
The app is watching
watchPath for updates.
fail : callback ( reason, error, [fileObject] )
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.|
|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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