I have Motion running as Daemon to use a webcam in my local network. This is not used for motion detecting, just to have a livestream.

I want to take a photo when a button is pressed on the webserver.

So I am looking for a command to save the current frame in Motion to an image (e.g. jpg).

Or would using Motion be rather resource consuming when only using it to set up a livestream? Any suggestions for better alternatives?

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Found the solution myself.

For future reference, here is the solution:

The page http://RPI.IP:CONFIGPORT/0/action/snapshot already executes the necessary code to make a snapshot. Calling this page (e.g. cURL) then enables you to take a snapshot when desired.

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