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'iCam2' is a video4linux/imlib2 based application for handling a webcam. It grabs a frame every few seconds from a V4L video source, timestamps it with a custom string and TrueType fonts, and writes it to disk. It has an X11 interface for previewing video, filtering, and more. The console-only mode is stable, but the X11 interface has some severe problems. It also features limited built-in filtering and auto-brightness adjustment.

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2Janet Casey7 July 2004

Leaders and contributors

Matthew Holger Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking,Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use imlib2
Weak prerequisite FAME 0.9.0 or later
Weak prerequisite cURL and licURL 7.11.2 or later

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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