Picture and Screenshot Combo Capability

You need the following repo to make the code function
https://github.com/AndrewFromMelbourne/raspi2png

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git clone https://github.com/AndrewFromMelbourne/raspi2png.git

You need this Python library

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sudo apt-get install python-numpy

Now for the code you can get it with wget or copy and paste from below

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wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/matt-desmarais/c56f43bd4aeb51c9a574100ac6b40941/raw/99e7475a6957083bad26fcbad9b2f2290e6c25f9/picinpic.py
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import cv2
import numpy
import subprocess
import time
import datetime

def get_file_name_pic():  # new
    return datetime.datetime.now().strftime("%Y-%m-%d_%H.%M.%S-combined.png")

subprocess.Popen("./raspi2png",  cwd='/home/pi/raspi2png')
subprocess.Popen(["raspistill", "-t", "500", "-rot", "270", "-o", "/home/pi/camera.jpg"], shell=False)

time.sleep(12)
# Load image and screenshot
img1 = cv2.imread('/home/pi/camera.jpg')
img2 = cv2.imread('/home/pi/raspi2png/snapshot.png')   
rows,cols,channels = img2.shape
#top-left corner pic in pic
img1[0:rows, 0:cols ] = img2
#save combined picture 
cv2.imwrite('/home/pi/test.png',img1)
#generate filename for dropbox file name
filename = get_file_name_pic()

photofile = "/home/pi/Dropbox-Uploader/dropbox_uploader.sh upload /home/pi/test.png /Apps/PiGlass/"+filename
#runs photofile dropbox upload
subprocess.Popen(photofile, shell=True)

When you run the program it will take a screenshot followed by a picture and combine the screenshot into the photo. Below is an example of a picture generated by the above code.

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