Exporting Paparazzi to remote Facet-Eye


Viewing Paparazzi screen shots

Fig. 1 The locate_capture link
 
Fig. 2 Example of captured paparazzi image
Generally, you would use the viewer3 link to view screenshots of your own computer because viewer3 provides a history.

However, the viewer3 is not suitable for viewing many remote screenshots (think of a teacher in a classroom viewing 24 student screens). Viewer3 has too much it displays beyond the screenshot.

The latest_capture link (found as shown in Fig. 1) exports only the latest screenshot. As seen in Fig. 2, the local link for latest_capture is:

127.0.0.1:46940/dynamic_psd.py?display=latest_capture

Go to the port manager and review the links for port 96940. When done, substitute an external ip address and port for 127.0.0.1:46940. If you use https, change http to https and use port 96941. There might be a password and you would get that in the port manager as well. Test this link to insure you can access the screenshot from outside the computer (the 127.0.0.1:46940 version is guaranteed to be non-remote so 127.0.0.1:46940 is not the answer).

Now that you have link which can be accessed outside the computer, there are additional parameters you can specify, in addition to display. They are:

  • display_width - shrink the width displayed to a constrained size. The screen image is alt full resolution so that the html displayed is size limited.
  • top_label - provides a label at the top of the screen image
  • bot_label - provides a label at the bottom of the screen image

A working example url is:

https://root.perserv.com:46941/dynamic_psd.py?display=latest_capture&top_label=ROOT&bot_label=Black+because+unattended&display_width=150

This full url gives access to a running screenshot of your system. At the risk of stating the obvious: secure it well.