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Webcam component for React

Webcam component for React

react-webcam

Webcam component for React.

Note: Browsers will throw an error if the page is loaded from insecure origin. I.e. Use https.

Installation

npm install react-webcam

Usage

import React from "react";
import Webcam from "react-webcam";

class Component extends React.Component {
  render() {
    return <Webcam />;
  }
}

Props

prop type default notes
className string '' CSS class of video element
audio boolean true enable/disable audio
height number 480 height of video element
width number 640 width of video element
screenshotWidth number width of screenshot
style object style prop passed to video element
screenshotFormat string 'image/webp' format of screenshot
onUserMedia function noop callback for when component receives a media stream
onUserMediaError function noop callback for when component can't receive a media stream with MediaStreamError param
screenshotQuality number 0.92 quality of screenshot(0 to 1)
audioConstraints object MediaStreamConstraint(s) for the audio
videoConstraints object MediaStreamConstraints(s) for the video

Methods

getScreenshot - Returns a base64 encoded string of the current webcam image. Example:

class WebcamCapture extends React.Component {
  setRef = webcam => {
    this.webcam = webcam;
  };

  capture = () => {
    const imageSrc = this.webcam.getScreenshot();
  };

  render() {
    const videoConstraints = {
      width: 1280,
      height: 720,
      facingMode: "user"
    };

    return (
      <div>
        <Webcam
          audio={false}
          height={350}
          ref={this.setRef}
          screenshotFormat="image/jpeg"
          width={350}
          videoConstraints={videoConstraints}
        />
        <button onClick={this.capture}>Capture photo</button>
      </div>
    );
  }
}

Choosing a camera

User/Selfie/forward facing camera

class WebcamCapture extends React.Component {
  render() {
    const videoConstraints = {
      facingMode: "user"
    };

    return <Webcam videoConstraints={videoConstraints} />;
  }
}

Enironment/Facing-Out camera

class WebcamCapture extends React.Component {
  render() {
    const videoConstraints = {
      facingMode: { exact: "environment" }
    };

    return <Webcam videoConstraints={videoConstraints} />;
  }
}

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