I clicked a picture from my webcam while installing ubuntu. I can see that picture when I am being prompted for a password. I want that picture of mine.

So my question is, where can i find the images clicked by my webcam.

enter image description here

ankit@stream:/var/lib/AccountsService/icons$ ls -l
total 0

edit:- 1

ankit@stream:/var/lib/AccountsService/users$ cat  /var/lib/AccountsService/users/ankit 

You will most probably find it in /var/lib/AccountsService/icons/USERNAME

However, there are some more info about that in /var/lib/AccountsService/users/USERNAME (this is a text file)

Edit: This seems to have been answered before. Where is the user's profile picture stored in Gnome 3?

  • the directory "icons" doesn't contain any file file or a folder. – Ankit Oct 21 '12 at 9:13
  • Okey, did you check the contents of /var/lib/AccountsService/users/USERNAME? – Gjermund Bjaanes Oct 21 '12 at 9:52
  • yes i did, it contains the contents as shown in edit-1 in my question above. – Ankit Oct 21 '12 at 13:13
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    Hmm... Wierd. How about in ~/.face or ~/.icons? – Gjermund Bjaanes Oct 21 '12 at 14:12
  • Indeed, .face seems to be png data: eog .face – Savvas Radevic Oct 21 '12 at 17:19

If you physically clicked on a button on your web camera, there's 99% chance it doesn't work on Linux.

You have to install and use a program like cheese.

You can install it from the Ubuntu software center.

I think that the images (created using cheese) are saved in the Pictures folder.

  • i have edited my question to make it more clear. I clicked the picture as profile picture while i was installing the OS and not after the OS was installed. – Ankit Oct 20 '12 at 20:59

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