What it is:
Cheese is a cheesy program to take pictures and videos from your web cam. It uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others.
Cheese uses GStreamer to apply fancy effects to photos and videos. With Cheese it is easy to take photos of you, your friends, pets or whatever you want and share them with others.
Extra to know:
It was written as part of Google’s 2007 Summer of Code lead by daniel g. siegel and mentored by Raphaël Slinckx.
sudo apt-get install cheese