Cheese Alternatives

    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, Online / Web-based and iPad. The best alternative is Webcamoid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cheese are Debut (Freemium), GTK+ UVC Viewer (Free, Open Source), Yawcam (Free) and Kamoso (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 12, 2021

    1. Webcamoid is a full web camera suite. You can take photos and record videos with funny effects. Features - Take pictures and record videos with the webcam. - Manages multiple webcams. - Written in C++/Qt. - Custom controls for each webcam.
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      Webcamoid vs Cheese opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Webcamoid is a great alternative to Cheese.
      It has no framerate drop glitches as cheese does. Also the image it produces is more bright and sharp in my opinion.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      This would be the qt equivalent of cheese.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      It doesn't appear to have photo booth type capabilities.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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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.
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      Debut vs Cheese opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Debut is a great alternative to Cheese.
      It doesn't appear to have photo booth type capabilities.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
      Almost everyone thinks GTK+ UVC Viewer is a great alternative to Cheese.
    4. 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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    5. Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.


    6. 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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    7. 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.
    8. 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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      QtCAM vs Cheese opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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
      Positive comment about 6 years ago

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      A cross-platform open-source webcam viewer.
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      UniCam vs Cheese opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Only one that worked out of the box without crashing.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. Take photo snapshots and video clips with your Mac using Photo Booth. Send them to your friends, use one as an iChat icon, add them to your Address Book, or organize and edit them in iPhoto. The real fun starts when you use the effects and backdrops in Photo Booth.
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      Photo Booth vs Cheese opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's commercial, but it's already included into Mac OS X! So free to use!
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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