I am using cheese and the WebCam is putting right left the wrong way round. Is there a way to solve this? It's an annoying problem, don't know why developers don't put this switch in to the basic options setting menu. Many inbuilt webcams have this problem even the windows programs, but before you could get up the camera main Chicony Camera Assistant Software. Thanks
The reason it is back to front is so that it feels more natural when you are trying to line something up on the camera. People are not used to looking at a non-mirrored reflection of themselves and it can be dis-oreientating if you haven't used it before.
Here is someone elses solution to this issue: How can I horizontally invert the video output of the webcam
It is more complicated than you would like but if it works you could update your application launchers with the fix.
Go to effects and choose "flip" effect. Thats it!!