This paper presents the design and implementation of an image-capturing device with the function to focus on multiple images synchronously. This installation is a key subassembly of a close-range photogrammetric system (CRP) which is a camera-based device for the development of 3D profiling of cloth appearance and/or human body. This image capturing system consists of a set of USB cameras with geometric design, a supporting programme and a personal computer. In order to enable the synchronous image capturing function of 8 cameras within the limited space, a USB camera with 5 million effective pixels was developed. A programme for simultaneous image capture and a database of captured images have been developed using Visual Basic 6.0 and DirectShow.