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Cheese is described as 'uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. It was written as part of Googles 2007 Summer of Code lead by Daniel G. Siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx' and is a popular app in the photos & graphics category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Cheese for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad and Java. The best alternative is Webcamoid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cheese are Debut, Camo, GTK+ UVC Viewer and Kamoso.

Cheese alternatives are mainly Screenshot Capture Tools but may also be Screen Recorders or Camera Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Cheese.
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Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. It...

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  1. Webcamoid is a full featured and multiplatform webcam suite.

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    Webcamoid vs Cheese opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Webcamoid is a great alternative to Cheese.

    This would be the qt equivalent of cheese.

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    It doesn't appear to have photo booth type capabilities.

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    It has no framerate drop glitches as cheese does. Also the image it produces is more bright and sharp in my opinion.

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  2. Debut is a screen capture and video recording software that records videos from your screen, webcam or other video devices. Capture your entire desktop or a selected portion and save the recorded videos as avi, flv, wmv or other video file formats.

    Debut Screen Recorder and Video Capture Main Screen
    Debut vs Cheese opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Debut is a great alternative to Cheese.

    It doesn't appear to have photo booth type capabilities.

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    Camo

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Look amazing on video calls. Use your smartphone or tablet as a pro webcam and get powerful effects and adjustments for Zoom, Meet, and more.

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    GTK+ UVC Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    guvcview is a video viewer and capture software for the linux UVC driver. It is based in luvcview (http://mxhaard.free.fr), but all controls are done with GTK, allowing for a more user friendly GUI.

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    Almost everyone thinks GTK+ UVC Viewer is a great alternative to Cheese.
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    Kamoso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.

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  6. Yawcam stands for Yet Another Webcam software & that's exactly what it is. More precisely Yawcam is a webcam software for windows written in Java. The main ideas for Yawcam are to keep it simple and easy to use, but to include all the usual features.

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  7. The Snap Camera extension brings the magic of Snapchat's Lenses to your live streams. There are thousands of face Lenses to choose from — from iconic classics, to Lens Studio community creations!

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    Windows Camera

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Phone
    • Xbox

    The Camera app is faster and simpler than ever. Just point and shoot to take great pictures automatically on any PC or tablet running Windows 10.

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  9. CyberLink YouCam delivers the functionality of a complete live video studio, to take full advantage of your webcam. It comes with face beautifier tools, over 200 fun effects for video chats and recordings, and a full set of capture tools.

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    QtCAM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    QtCAM is free open source linux camera application provide an easier user interface for both capturing and viewing video. It would also work with any V4L2 compatible device.

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    In cheese the FPS is not displayed whereas qtcam display that, Also the image control settings have only 4 settings and qtcam have 10+, colorspace switching is also not possible in cheese

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