Cheese is a program for the GNOME Desktop which allows you to take photos, videos, and anything else you can think of with your webcam.
Just start it up and shoot! Gather all of your friends around, have some fun! When you're done, share your photos and videos with 'em!
3... 2... 1... Cheese!
The countdown widget will let you get into position, or wreck everything, before the photo is taken. The visual countdown will appear at the bottom of the image, and will give you time to press the "Take photo" button, and get ready! So if you need to put on your eye makeup or fix your hair, do it fast! You only have 3 seconds!
Add Cheesy Effects
Sick and tired of looking at the same face over and over again? Want it to be something else? Cheese allows you to add many different effects to photos, even several at a time! There are heaps of effect combinations to choose from that will keep you smiling. Morph yourself into Hulk or a nice pink alien, or even pile up effects in order to obtain the most amazing results!
Cheese has got a new feature: burst mode! From now on you can watch foxes walking in your garden, people getting drunk over time at your party or have many photos to laugh at afterwards. Just set the amount of photos you want to be taken and the time delay and Cheese will take them.
Go to Hollywood
Not only does Cheese allow you to take great photos, but it also allows you to take videos. Effects, sharing, and everything that you can do with photos you can do with videos as well. Instead of preparing for that one moment, invite some friends, record your session and laugh about it afterwards. So Mr. Kubrick, go ahead and present us your new Hollywood-movie! Or do you want to be a music star and record the video to your new song?
We have optimized our User Interface especially for Netbook users in order to create an awesome experience on small displays too. You can try Cheese out sitting in a cafe with your friends, travelling in a train or just sitting in a hotel lobby. There are no excuses anymore, as most netbooks come with an integrated webcam.
Have you ever wanted to set up Cheese in the lobby of your office? Or to have it running at a party with a lot of people? This and much more is just a click away: enter the fullscreen mode and enjoy Cheese on the whole display! Attention: This can lead to Cheese-affection, which means that everybody will be standing in front of your webcam and not drinking your beer anymore
Addicted to webcams?
You have several webcams? You can't stop taking photos of yourself and your friends? The only reason you have USB-Ports is to attach Webcams? With Cheese 2.28, you now can switch between your installed webcams with just one click! Just open the shiny new preference dialog and choose your favored webcam. You can also set the resolution of your webcam there! But there is more! You can also configure webcam settings, such as the brightness, contrast and much more! Now get all your webcams out of your locker, attach them to your computer and play with them!
Share your Photos and Videos
Finished taking photos and movies? Then go ahead and share your files with your friends and family! You can export them to F-Spot, put them on Flickr, mail them or use them as your account photo in GNOME. You can also save them to your disk to do anything you want with them... the possibilities are endless! With nautilus-sendto installed, you even have further possibilities to share your photos and movies! Cheese makes it super easy to share your photos and videos.
Don't just sit there, find out what you can do with Cheese today! Install Cheese and have fun, send us your funniest photos and videos, share your fun with others! If you want more features or have some great ideas on what we could do to make Cheese rock even more, do not hesitate to contact us or to fill a bug at our bug tracking website.
Cheese was written as part of Google's 2007 Summer of Code lead by Daniel G. Siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx.