I would like to take a photo from my webcam. As I moved from Windows to Ubuntu I wonder if there is a built-in way to achieve this or I need special software. If so can you suggest a good one?


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There's an application called cheese which can do this. IIRC it's installed by default. If not, you can install it manually using the software center or by typing sudo apt-get install cheese into a terminal window.

  • Seems to be not installed by default in Lubuntu.
    – D. Pardal
    Dec 14, 2019 at 22:03

I would suggest you use Cheese. It is a webcam program for Ubuntu that supports almost any webcam.

You can install it by running the following command in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get install cheese

After that, it will display in your installed programs menus.


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