I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and I find Cheese very basic, are there any alternatives (I have already read this Anything better than Cheese for video capture?, however that is only really on video recording, and I would like a balance)?

Specifically, I would like an application which can:

  • Record from the webcam
  • Take pictures
  • Record audio
  • Take screencasts (audio recording included in that as well)

Is there a program that can do all this?

  • 2
    I'd say this is rather opinion based and has no 100% good answer
    – David
    Oct 7, 2015 at 14:14
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    @DavidCole: Well, there are many questions like this on the site, and they tend to find at least a good collection of alternatives, so I don't see why this one shouldn't.
    – user364819
    Oct 7, 2015 at 14:19
  • If everyone else on the site said that they were killing themselves, would you too? @ParanoidPanda
    – David
    Oct 7, 2015 at 14:30
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    If everyone were being rude to one another, would you? Also meta.askubuntu.com/questions/14394/… ;)
    – Arronical
    Oct 7, 2015 at 14:37
  • @Arronical: No, but this sort of question is generally accepted here.
    – user364819
    Oct 7, 2015 at 18:23

1 Answer 1



Camorama is a small utility to view and save images from a webcam or any other Video4Linux device.

To install from Software Center click here

To install from terminal: (Ctrl+Alt+T)

sudo apt-get install camorama

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Alternatively, you may also use Vokoscreen (screenshots included on GitHub page).


You can Install from Software Centre (Or) from terminal.

To install run:

sudo apt-get install vokoscreen

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