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I wanted to use my computer to take a picture but could not figure out how to access camera thanks.

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, con-f-use, Seth, RolandiXor Mar 19 '13 at 16:33

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Try using program cheese. Install it with: sudo apt-get install cheese – Milan Todorovic Dec 26 '12 at 15:24
possible duplicate of Webcam Apps and ways of checking if Webcam is working (We closed that as a duplicate of it, no reason not to close this, too. It contains all the necessary information.) – Eliah Kagan Mar 19 '13 at 6:30

Webcam? Checkout Cheese via sudo apt-get install cheese.

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