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video4linux/imlib2-based application for handling a webcam

'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
License:GPLv2Janet Casey7 July 2004

Leaders and contributors

Matthew Holger Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,SupportE-mailmailto:mholger@optera.net

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisiteFAME 0.9.0 or later
Weak prerequisitecURL and licURL 7.11.2 or later
Required to useimlib2

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 26 February 2017.


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