Friday, August 21, 2015

Webcam applications for pictures and video recording + effects

Cheese is a webcam application that allows the user to capture images and videos and apply various effects to them . More info and a quick tour of the application can be found here.

  • Mauve
  • Noir/Blanc
  • Saturation
  • Hulk
  • Vertical Flip
  • Horizontal Flip
  • Shagadelic
  • Vertigo
  • Edge
  • Dice
  • Warp
Cheese is available in the repositories and can be installed via terminal using the following command :

sudo apt-get install cheese 

Guvcview is a free webcam application for the Linux desktop . Iis compatible with all V412 camera devices, using the Linux UVC driver and based on luvcview for video rendering. Audio support employs the PortAudio open source library.

Features :
  • mirror
  • invert
  • negative
  • mono
  • pieces and particles 
Multiple effects can be combined by selecting more then one .

Installing guvcview from repositories can cause issues and there is no webcam feed
when using kernel 3.16. There is an unofficial ppa available that will allow the application to work properly. Open a terminal and copy paste these commands :

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pj-assis/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install guvcview

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