fswebcam 20140113 Description:
fswebcam is an open source, small and free command-line/graphical software that has been designed to help you easily capture still images from your webcam device on any Linux kernel-based operating system. It saves the final image to a file or send it to stdio (standard input/output). The fswebcam application is capable of grabbing images from a V4L1 (Video4Linux version 1) or V4L2 (Video4Linux version 2) compatible webcam device, automatically reduces the noise and draws a caption before outputting the final image. It provides users with a wide range of command-line options that can be viewed at a glance by running the ‘fswebcam --help’ command in the Terminal app. Among these, we can mention the ability to run the program in loop mode or in the background, to select the input, tuner, frequency and palette format to use, as well as to set capture resolution and frame rate.