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
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
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.
Text by Joshua Henderson and daniel g. siegel