This beginner Raspberry Pi project shows you how to use Python code to turn your Pi camera into a GIF-making, Tumblr-posting photo booth! This project is an except from my free Raspberry Pi Class, so definitely check that out for more in-depth info on the system setup!
I’ve attached the final Python program for my photo booth. I’ll go over this script later in the process.
If you download the optional sound files to your Pi, move them to a sounds directory in the same directory as the Python script.
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