Cheesy Photo Booth-Like App for GNOME

Cheese is an application for taking video and pictures with a web camera. It was inspired by Apple’s Photo Booth software, and includes fun effects that can be applied to the video.

I installed Cheese 0.2.4 from GetDeb.net on 32bit Ubuntu Feisty. A 64bit Deb package is also available. Since I started using Linux I have never tried to set up any webcams. It turned out to be easy; both of my old USB webcams worked perfectly with Cheese without configuration. However, a friend’s HP laptop’s build in camera failed to be recognized by Cheese.