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Cheese Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Cheese for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Webcamoid, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Cheese and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cheese are GTK+ UVC Viewer, Kamoso, QtCAM and Megapixels.

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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  1. Webcamoid icon

    Webcamoid

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Android
    37 alternatives to Webcamoid 

    Webcamoid is a full featured and multiplatform webcam suite.

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    1.  Chroma Key / Green ScreenWebcamoid supports chroma key to replace the background with an image or video backdrop.
    2.  PortableWebcamoid can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Virtual camera outputUse the output from Webcamoid as your webcam's primary video source.
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    Webcam controls
    Applying effects in real-time to a video
    Webcamoid vs Cheese opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Webcamoid is a great alternative to Cheese.
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    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. GTK+ UVC Viewer icon

    GTK+ UVC Viewer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    19 alternatives to GTK+ UVC Viewer 

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


  3. Kamoso icon

    Kamoso

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    30 alternatives to Kamoso 

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

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    QtCAM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    5 alternatives to QtCAM 

    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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    Guest

    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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  5. Megapixels icon

    Megapixels

    • Linux
    • Linux Mobile
    • GTK+
    27 alternatives to Megapixels 

    Megapixels is a GTK-based camera app using the Linux media request API. It includes a fully configurable post-processing pipeline and QR code scanner.

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  6. UniCam icon

    UniCam

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Java
    23 alternatives to UniCam 

    A cross-platform open-source webcam viewer.

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    1.  PortableUniCam can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  LightweightUniCam consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    UniCam vs Cheese opinions
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    Only one that worked out of the box without crashing.

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  7. wxCam icon

    wxCam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to wxCam 

    wxCam is a webcam application for linux. It supports video recording (in an avi uncompressed and Xvid format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes.

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    Camorama

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    15 alternatives to Camorama 

    Camorama is a small utility to view and save images from a webcam or any other Video4Linux device. It can apply a number of image filters and make remote captures.

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  9. Kamerka icon

    Kamerka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    20 alternatives to Kamerka 

    Take photos using your webcam and shiny animated QML interface.

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    Phoyo

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    16 alternatives to Phoyo 

    Phoyo is a photo booth automation software.

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