Take photos and videos with your webcam in Linux

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 Google’s 2007 Summer of Code lead by daniel g. siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx. Under the hood, Cheese uses GStreamer to apply fancy effects to photos and videos.



  • GNOME 3.0
  • GStreamer
  • Clutter
  • GNOME Video Effects
  • a webcam
  • a brain