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The long road to a working Cheese

Feb 05, 2009, 22:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Forrest Cook)

"Cheese started out as a Google Summer of Code project entitled Photobooth-like application for the GNOME-Desktop. (See this GNOME Journal interview with Daniel Siegel). Several additional GSoC projects involved Cheese, these include Cheese integration into Gnome with student Felix Kaser and mentor Daniel Siegel and Extend Cheese with OpenGL effects with student Filippo Argiolas and mentor Daniel Siegel.

"The main features of Cheese include:
Real-time video monitor window.
Supports the selection of multiple video resolutions.
Ability to take still .jpg photos with optional video effects.
Has a countdown timer for taking still photos.
Makes a click sound when a still photo is taken.
Ability to record .ogv movies with sound and optional video effects.
Can chain multiple video effects together.
Built-in thumbnail library that shows recorded photos and movies.
Displays photos with Eye of GNOME.
Plays movies with Totem Movie Player.
Images and movies can be saved to files, emailed or exported to F-spot."

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