[ Thanks to LinuxLinks for this link.
“To use a webcam in Linux requires dedicated webcam
software. In this article, we have chosen our favorite tools which
enable webcams to capture images and video, and to act as a video
“We have not included Skype in the list below. Whilst millions
of people use Skype for voice chat, instant messaging, file
transfer, and video conferencing, the no-charge application is not
available under a freely distributable license. Nevertheless, Skype
is worthy of a special mention.
“To provide an insight into the quality of software available
for Linux, we have compiled a list of 5 useful webcam tools.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone
interested in using the versatile webcam.
“Now, let’s explore the 5 webcam tools tools at hand. For each
title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with
an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots (where
appropriate), together with links to relevant resources and