Ubuntu – Software to use webcam as camera


Is there software that allows the webcam to be used as a camera?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 desktop.


Best Answer

As your goal is to take pictures of your desk, I'd suggest to install cheese

Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t) and type:

sudo apt-get install cheese

Then start it with just cheese from the same terminal or from the Dash:

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