It seemed like a simple task really; capture a still image from a webcam and save it to a file. Unfortunately something that appeared so simple was quite complex. If you’re familiar with C++ and want to use the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) API, have at it. My personal preference is to stay with C# or VB.NET and while it’s possible to use the Windows Image Acquisition Automation Layer, that didn’t really seem to fit the bill (at least for this scenario). ...read more