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    Open Source Webcamoid Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Webcamoid is Cheese. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Webcamoid and ten of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Webcamoid are Kamoso (Free, Open Source), GTK+ UVC Viewer (Free, Open Source), Krut (Free, Open Source) and QtCAM (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 8, 2022
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Android
    Webcamoid is a full featured and multiplatform webcam suite.
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    1. 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.
    2. Kamoso is a simple and friendly program to use your camera.

    3. guvcview is a video viewer and capture software for the linux UVC driver. It is based in luvcview (, but all controls are done with GTK, allowing for a more user friendly GUI.
    4. Krut is a screencast tool that is written in Java and well suited for making video tutorials (instructional videos) on most platforms. Krut records movie files, including sound, of selected parts of your screen. The files use the quicktime mov format.


      Last update is from mid-2015.

    5. 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.

    6. A cross-platform open-source webcam viewer.
    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.
      • 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.
    8. Take photos using your webcam and shiny animated QML interface.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Fake background for your webcam for use in streaming and video conferencing.
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