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My Microsoft Lifecam VX-2000 webcam works with Skype and Cheese, but the image is a little dark on Skype. I adjust it on Cheese but the changes don't reflect in Skype (I think this was expected anyway). Also during the installation of Ubuntu when it prompts if I wanna take a picture with my webcam the image was crystal clear, in Cheese and Skype the image is a little curly.

How I can adjust the image to make it look brighter and less curly, if possible?

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have you tried changing the settings using guvcview? It is a GUI interface for the Linux UVC devices. –  rigved Nov 21 '11 at 6:28
    
Great application, I adjusted the image with him and now it's perfect. Thank you very much for your help. –  Dennis Nov 21 '11 at 17:18
    
nice, i'll put it up as the answer! –  rigved Nov 22 '11 at 5:42
    
Chosen as answer, thanks :) –  Dennis Nov 23 '11 at 2:27

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Use guvcview, which is a GTK+ interface for Linux USB Video Class (UVC) devices. It will allow you to make adjustments to the web camera.

To install this in Ubuntu via the terminal, type sudo apt-get install guvcview. Or you can install it via the Ubuntu Software Center or other dpkg-frontends.

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guvcview did not work for me. I could fix it with luvcview which has a setting called "Exposure". I had to decrease it, this reduced the framerate but improved the brightness as well.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu and thank you for contributing. Could you add how to install luvcview and where to find the settings? –  MadMike 13 hours ago

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