HTML attribute: capture
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capture attribute specifies that, optionally, a new file should be captured, and which device should be used to capture that new media of a type defined by the
accept attribute. Values include
environment. The capture attribute is supported on the file input type.
capture attribute takes as it's value a string that specifies which camera to use for capture of image or video data, if the accept attribute indicates that the input should be of one of those types.
||The user-facing camera and/or microphone should be used.|
||The outward-facing camera and/or microphone should be used|
Note: capture was previously a Boolean attribute which, if present, requested that the device's media capture device(s) such as camera or microphone be used instead of requesting a file input.
When set on a file input type, operating systems with microphones and cameras will display a user interface allowing the selection from an existing file or the creating of a new one.
<p> <label for="soundFile">What does your voice sound like?:</label> <input type="file" id="soundFile" capture="user" accept="audio/*"> </p> <p> <label for="videoFile">Upload a video:</label> <input type="file" id="videoFile" capture="environment" accept="video/*"> </p> <p> <label for="imageFile">Upload a photo of yourself:</label> <input type="file" id="imageFile" capture="user" accept="image/*"> </p>
Note these work better on mobile devices; if your device is a desktop computer, you'll likely get a typical file picker.
|HTML Media Capture
The definition of 'capture attribute' in that specification.