Gqcam 0.9 review

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Gqcam is a Linux clone of the QuickPict software that comes with the QuickCam

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 31K
Developer: Cory Lueninghoener
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Gqcam is a Linux clone of the QuickPict software that comes with the QuickCam. Originally it was written using GTK+ for the frontend, Alex Belits' qcread for the backend, and a bunch of C to tie it all together.

It still uses GTK+ for the frontend, but as of version 0.2 it uses the Video4Linux interface as a backend. To compile it you will need GTK+, a Quickcam (one of the old greyscale parallel port ones), and a computer running Linux with Video4Linux support for the Quickcam compiled in or as a module.

It is currently fairly early in development, and now works with both the color and greyscale QuickCam. No, that doesn't include the QuickCam VC or any other ones (that I know of). Unfortunatly, Logitech/Connectix don't want to let us know how their new cameras work..

Here are some key features of "Gqcam":
Brightness Control
White Balance Control
Contrast Control
3 Size Settings
2 Depth Settings
Freeze Picture
Snap Picture (saves in png, ppm and jpeg format)
Command-line interface (good for webcam use)
Snapping on a timer
Support for the greyscale and color Quickcam, as well as CPiA based cameras and most any other driver that supports the read() command

The cameras I have gotten gqcam to work with or have had other people tell me it works with are:

Greyscale Quickcam
Color Quickcam
Anything listed below this line I have not tested and know very little about
Ezonics EZcam
Creative Web-Cam II
Philips USB PCVC675K
Webcam III
Plustek OptiCam 300U

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