Yawcam -> Settings -> Ftp

Ftp settings

The ftp output takes an image and uploads it to a FTP server with a given upload interval.

Type - Here you select in which format the picture will be saved. Yawcam supports JPG, GIF and PNG. It is only possible to select the image quality if JPG is chosen.

Image quality - Use the slider to select the image quality or type it in the text box to the right. (This option is only available if JPG is selected as the image type.) Remember that higher quality will give larger file size.

Ftp server - Type in the address to the computer where the image shall be uploaded to.

Port - The port number on which the ftp server is running. (default is 21)

Username - The username for your ftp account.

Password - The password for your ftp account.

Directory - It is possible to specify in which subdirectory of your ftp account that the image shall be uploaded to. If you don't use a subdirectory just leave the text field empty as in the image above.

Filename - This option decides the name of the file. It is possible to use variables to get an array of images. See more info about the variables below.

Image array... - This button opens the image array wizard that will help you with the variables that can be used in the filename.

Upload interval - Determines how often a new image will be taken and uploaded to the ftp server. Type a value in the text box.

If you save the password in the ftp settings it will be saved in clear text in a file when Yawcam exits. This is not recommended if the computer has many users. Instead leave the password field empty, and you will be prompted for it when Yawcam needs it.
On the other hand the ftp protocol is not a very secure protocol by itself. (It sends the password in clear text to the host.) So, it might not be so dangerous to save the password in Yawcam anyway ;-)
It's up to you!

The following variables can be used in the filename:

{date} - The date on format YYYY-MM-DD

{dateY} - The year on format YYYY

{dateM} - The month on format MM

{dateD} - The day on format DD

{tstamp} - A time stamp on format HH.MM.SS

{tstampH} - The current hour (24 clock) on format HH

{tstampM} - The current minute on format MM

{tstampS} - The current second on format SS

{X} - Saves the X last images. (i.e. pic0.jpg to picX.jpg, where the latest image has the lowest number.) Replace X with the number of pictures you want to be saved.

{num} - Save an unlimited number of images with an increasing number in the filename. (The latest image has the highest number.)

{numX} - Same as {num} but the X specifies with how many digits the number shall be printed with. For example img_{num3}.jpg will produce images with names img_000.jpg, img_001.jpg, img_002.jpg and so on.