Photo Booth Alternatives

    Apple's webcam app Photo Booth makes memories fun with live filters and the ability to replace backgrounds. Similar tools are commonplace now but being bundled with Macs makes this one an easy choice.

    Free and open-source alternatives are abundant. Easily narrow down searches by relevant features like webcam effects and video capture. Probably the most relevant feature in Photo Booth's case would be ease of use.

    This page was last updated Oct 14, 2020

    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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      Most users think Webcamoid is a great alternative to Photo Booth.
    2. Cheese 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.
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    3. Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.
    4. 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.
    5. 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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    6. Chatzy is a free private chat service which you can use to communicate with people you already know or people who visits your blog or website. With Chatzy you can create a chatroom and send out email invitations very quickly and easily. No registration is required.
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    7. 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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      • iPhone
      • iPad
      CamStar is a Photo Booth of your mobile camera, featuring 45 Live Effects and counting! FEATURES 1. LIVE FX camera 2. Capture Videos using Live FX 3. Ability to use photos from your album/photo library 4. Self Timer ( 3 & 5 seconds )
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    8. Just like Photo Booth - exept is online. Have fun with your webcam. Apply text and funny effects. Take crazy (or not) snaps with your webcam straight from your browser.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Sparkbooth is a social media enabled photo booth. Sparkbooth simulates a classic photo booth with the ability to upload photos to Twitter photo sharing services, or Facebook.
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