I'm not sure about Windows, but I have done this using Mac... What I used was a small Unix executable called 'imagesnap' - http://iharder.sourceforge.net/current/macosx/imagesnap/
I place that in my Applications folder and then trigger it using AppleScript in the FileMaker file. The AppleScript creates a folder if it doesn't already exist in your 'Home' folder where the snapshot is saved and then inserted into the container field in the database.
Please find attached a zip file contains the 'imagesnap' executable, and also a sample FileMaker database. Take a look at the 'get photo' script to see what it does...
hope this helps,
Thank you for the fast response, I will check it out, the final is going to run on a windows computer.
However I am working on a mac now....
Did you ever find a solution to this?
Check for plug ins. There might be one that works for this.
Plus, if you can set up other software to capture the image and stick it in a specific folder, FileMaker can use Import Records | Folder to import the image into fileMaker. Send Event can then be used to execute a windows command line to delete the file after import so that the same image isn't imported the next time.
Will do and thanks!