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 eight of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cheese are GTK+ UVC Viewer (Free, Open Source), Kamoso (Free, Open Source), QtCAM (Free, Open Source) and UniCam (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 about 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. 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.


    3. Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.
    4. 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 over 6 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Java
      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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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Phoyo is a photo booth automation software. It can be used for: - social events (parties, weddings, …) - official document (ID cards, passports, …) pictures production - commercial unattended booth (in malls, shops, …)
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