• picamera2 library and rpicam

    Michael Wang03/30/2024 at 05:12 0 comments

    NOTE: With versions Bullsey or later, use the picamera2 library in your programs to use the Raspberry Pi camera. Most online articles use the picamera library which is no longer installed by default on newer systems.

    The Raspberry Pi camera that connects to the 22-pin or 15-pin connector needs to be initialized with the `rpicam` API which comes with Raspbian or Raspberry Pi OS. If you are using a version before Bookworm, the camera API is named `libcamera` instead of `rpicam`. See details on the official raspberry pi documentation.