Welcome to pootlecam’s documentation!

Pootlecam is a python program to use a Raspberry Pi camera that can do various camera related things such as live streaming, video recording, movement detection and more. It exploits the Raspberry Pi’s camera integration with the GPU to enable all this to run well even on a Raspberry Pi Zero. It makes extensive use of the picamera python module, and much of the camera related code is based on examples from that module.

This is the user documentation, it is for anyone that wants to use pootlecam without delving into the python that makes it all work.