April 29, 2012

Use Webcam on Linux

Most laptops nowadays come with a built-in webcam for convenience of video chat or just to take some pictures whenever you're bored. The thing is, if your laptop is on Linux, you would probably ask the question, "How the hell am I gonna use my webcam?"

The answer is Cheese. It's an application that can take pictures and videos using your webcam. It also comes with different effects that you might find appealing. Though, it is most likely not pre-installed on your system so you would have to install it manually. You can either do it through the Terminal (personally preferred) or through Software Manager (GUI). Step by step procedure on both methods are given below: