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A Beginner’s Introduction to Linux
Welcome to the wonderful world of Linux. You’ll embrace a plethora of free open source software, with more choices than you could possibly imagine. There are hundreds of actively-maintained Linux distributions, dozens of different desktop environments, and tens of thousands of open source applications covering the whole gamut: games, multimedia and graphics tools, internet apps, utilities, development environments, and much more.

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(commercial) DicePlayer is a popular video player for the Android platform. The application differentiates itself from most rival free and commercial video players by offering hardware acceleration for certain video and audio containers. This enables dual core Android devices to be able to play high definition (720p but not 1080p) MKV and AVI files which would otherwise not be playable.


  • Digikam
    digiKam is a simple digital photo management application for KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap". The photos can be organized in albums which can be sorted chronologically, by directory layout or by custom collections. An easy to use interface is provided that enables you to connect to your camera and preview, download and/or delete your images. Read more Killer App hot
  • Entangle
    Entangle provides a graphical interface for ?tethered shooting?, aka taking photographs with a digital camera completely controlled from the computer. hot
  • gPhoto
    gPhoto2 is a free, redistributable, ready to use set of digital camera software applications for Unix-like systems, written by a whole team of dedicated volunteers around the world. It supports more than 500 cameras. Read more hot
  • Airnef
    Airnef is a utility for downloading images and movies from your WiFi-equipped Nikon camera. It supports all Nikon cameras that have built-in WiFi interfaces, along with those using external Nikon WU-1a and WU-1b WiFi adapters.
  • Calise
    Calise (acronym for ?camera light sensor?) is a tool that calculates ambient brightness and sets screen?s correct backlight using a camera.
  • Camera
    A simple tool to download photos from a digital camera (uses libgphoto).
  • Camera Monitor
    Camera Monitor is a little tray system icon that notifies you when your Webcam is on. It is desgined for the GNOME desktop, but will work as well on KDE and XFCE.
  • camorama
    camorama is a GNOME 2 Webcam application featuring various image filters. It uses the v4l interface and has been tested on a Creative Webcam 3.
  • Camsource
    camsource grabs images from a video4linux device and makes them available to various plugins for processing or handling. It features a modularized and multithreaded design to offer a large amount of flexibility. A server plugin runs in its own thread, which makes it possible to use the same grabbed frame for several purposes at the same time.
  • camwatch
    camwatch is a very lightweight program for Unix / X Windows that fetches, displays, and optionally archives pictures from remote webcams. It is licensed under the GPL, version 2 or later.
  • Cheese
    Cheese uses your webcam to take photos and videos, applies fancy special effects and lets you share the fun with others. Under the hood, Cheese uses GStreamer to apply fancy effects to photos and videos. Read more
  • Coriander
    Coriander is a Linux graphical user interface (GUI) for controlling a Digital Camera through the IEEE1394 bus (aka FireWire, or iLink). Coriander is full featured and besides changing the parameters of the camera it will also let you record video, send images to an FTP site, convert the video to a V4L stream.
    The CPEXIF utility copies EXIF data from a NEF file to a JPEG file.
  • cqcam
    cqcam is a free Color QuickCam (PC/Parallel) control program for various PC Unixes, written by Patrick Reynolds. It is independent of Scott Laird's qcam package and those derived from it and has several features that they do not. cqcam has been tested on Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Solaris/x86, BSDI, QNX, and LynxOS, and could probably be ported easily to (almost) any other PC Unix out there. cqcam supports the Color Quickcam and Color Quickcam 2. It does not support B&W Quickcams, the Quickclip, the Quickcam VC, the Quickcam Home, the Quickcam Express, the Quickcam Pro, or the Quickcam Web.
  • cscreenshot
    cscreenshot is a small python script that will take a screenshot of each X display screen, combine them into one image, make a thumbnail, write some html, and then upload all of it to the web.
  • dc1000
    dc1000 is a program to control the Panasonic dc1000 series of digital cameras; it can be used to preview, download and delete images. There are two versions of the program, one for UNIX (eg. Linux and Solaris) and one for BeOS. Supports: NV-DC1000, PV-DC1000, NV-DC1580, and PV-DC1580.
  • DCamProf
    DCamProf is a free and open-source command line tool for making camera profiles, and performing tasks related to camera profiles and profiling.
  • DeNEF
    DeNEF is a Nikon D1 NEF image file decoder.
  • Digicam
    A command-line interface to Kodak DC21x Digital cameras.
  • Digicamerge
    DigicaMerge is a command line tool to merge directories of pictures taken with digital cameras. If you've got a digital camera, your hard disk probably contains many directories full of pictures all named with the same names. This utility allows you to merge such directories' contents into a new directory, and renames all the pictures on the fly, ensuring no filename clash will occur.
  • dphotox
    dphotox extracts the ExIf information in the JPEG images produced by digital still cameras running the Digita operating system, such as the HP PhotoSmart C912 (Pentax EI-2000), HP PhotoSmart C618 (Pentax EI-200), or Kodak DC290 cameras.
  • dvcont
    dvcont is a command line tool to send control commands via an IEEE1394 link to a device that implements the AV/C specifications by the 1394 Trade Association. Or for the non-techies: dvcont lets you remote control your DV camera via a Firewire cable.
  • dvupicts
    dvupicts is a program that allows the user to easily organize their digital pictures. It lets you download pictures from a camera memory card, view them, and select the album to upload to your Gallery site.
  • ExiFlow
    ExiFlow is a set of tools (command line and GUI) to provide a complete digital photo workflow for Unix systems. EXIF headers are used as the central information repository, so users may change their software at any time without losing their data.
  • exiftags
    The exiftags utility parses a specified JPEG file or, by default, its standard input, looking for a JPEG APP1 section containing Exif (Exchangeable Image File) image metadata. The properties contained in these data are then printed to the standard output. Digital cameras typically add Exif data to the image files they produce, containing information about the camera and digitized image. The program supports a variety of cameras, and includes additional support for a portion of the maker notes for Asahi (Pentax), Canon, Casio, Fuji, Leica, Minolta, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, and Sanyo cameras.
  • Flashcam
    Flashcam aims at bringing support for V4L2 devices to Adobe Flash for Linux. Not so many webcams work with Flash, but Flashcam introduces a workaround until there is support from Adobe.
  • FlickFleck
    FlickFleck is a tool to transfer photos from a digital camera memory card. It can rename and rotate files using EXIF information.
  • fnumfilt
    fnumfilt helps you process sets of digital camera photos (filenames with numbers). You can select/deselect ranges of numbers and define the format of the output lines. The magic "-x" option executes the generated output lines as commands. An example of usage is to convert a range of digital camera images into another format.
  • Fotoxx
    Fotoxx is a program for improving digital photos. Navigate through large image directories using a window of thumbnail images. Create HDR (high dynamic range) images by combining bright and dark images to improve details visible in both bright and dark areas. Create panorama (extra wide) images by joining overlapped images. Adjust brightness and color intensity independently for different underlying brightness levels. Reduce fog or haze by removing "whiteness" and intensifying colors. Rotate an image (level a tilted image or turn 90 degrees). Remove the red-eye effect from electronic flash photos. Resize or crop an image.
  • fswebcam
    fswebcam is a small Webcam program that captures a number of frames (from most V4L compatible devices), averages them to reduce noise, and draws a caption on the result with the GD graphics library, which also handles compressing the image to PNG or JPEG.
  • Fujiplay
    Fujiplay is a program to control Fujifilm digital cameras. It allows you to download pictures, upload pictures, and delete them. You can also "press the shutter" from the computer.
  • gcam
    Gcam is a gtk webcam viewer for philips usb webcams. It's goal to support all of the features of the linux pwc driver. It can save single shots as jpeg. Currently it only works with the pwc driver and not with other v4l devices.
  • GCX
    GCX in the latest incarnation of the cx camera control and data reduction program. It is written in C using Gtk+-1.2, and provided under the Gnu General Public License. It was tested on Linux and FreeBSD.
  • gDC3-Play
    gDC3-Play is a gnome application built on dc3play. It's digital camera software for cameras using the DC3 protocol, such as the RDC-300, 300Z, and 4300.
  • getphoto
    getphoto lets you get photos from your digital camera. It mounts the (usb-storage) device corresponding to your digicam, gets photos from the mounted device, copies them to a local directory specified by the user, umounts the device, and optionally resizes photos, preserving the original ones.
  • Gqcam
    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.
  • grabslides
    grabslides allows you to capture frames from any v4l device or from Axis camera servers. It offers a lot of configurable parameters and can even generate PDF documents containing all the frames grabbed.
  • gtkam
    gtkam acts as a mediator between GNOME applications and gphoto2.
  • hppsmtools
    A collection of command line programs that allow you to retrieve and delete images from HP Photosmart C5340A and C30 (and probably Konica Q-EZ) cameras.
  • iCam2
    A webcam application built around Video4Linux and Imlib2. The primary design goals of this application are: 1) Provide an extensible, flexible, and quality webcam application, 2) Allow the app to run with an X11-preview interface, 3) Provide a dynamic interface to plugins and filters.
  • Immix
    Immix aligns and merges a set of similar images in order to decrease their noise. This technique can be used to compensate for the large amount of numerical noise that results from taking digital photographs in low-light conditions with short exposure times.
  • ipcam
    ipcam is a motion detection and recording program for IP camera's. It reads the JPEG stream from a ip camera and tries to detect motion by comparing the images to each other and calculating differences in brightness and color. Once motion is detected, ipcam switches to recoding mode and stores the JPEG images in separate files in a new directory.
  • Jhead
    Jhead is a command line driven program for manipulating the non image parts of Exif flavour JPEG files that most digital cameras produce. Read more
  • kdc2tiff
    kdc2tiff is for owners for Kodak's DC120 digital camera who would like to convert the .kdc files produced by the camera to .tiff or .jpeg files using Linux or other UNIX machines.
  • kdcpi
    kdcpi is a command line program, specifically written for UNIX systems, that interfaces with a Kodak Digital Camera.
  • KWebCam
    A webcam application built with KDevelop and the QT-1.44 libs. It is configurable, an options dialog for runtime options, such as the uploading server, username, password, image directory and image name.
  • Magic Lantern
    Magic Lantern is a free software add-on that runs from the SD/CF card and adds a host of new features to Canon EOS cameras that weren't included from the factory by Canon.
  • Mass Rotate
    Mass Rotate allows you to quickly and losslessly rotates JPEGs. It is useful for rotating images from digital cameras, and requires gtk2-perl and jpegtran from the Independent JPEG Group.
  • MetaCam
    A camera image meta-information reader. MetaCam is written in C++, and built in a fairly general manner which is not Nikon-Specific.
  • MJPG-streamer
    MJPG-streamer takes images from an input plugin and streams them to several output plugins. It is the successor of the UVC-streamer, so it supports Linux-UVC V4L2 compatible webcams as input plugins. The most popular output plugin is the HTTP daemon. It serves the JPEG input as an MJPEG stream or simple snapshots to a HTTP client like Firefox, VideoLanClient (VLC), or TCPMP. By using the camozola Java applet, browsers like Opera and Internet Explorer can also view the stream.
  • mpegCam
    mpegCam is a a simple software package for shooting video with a Linux box and a black and white Quickcam. Since it forks a process to shoot each frame and stores them in separate files in a directory it is not as fast as possible.
  • multican
    multican is a Canon EOS class camera remote control utility. It is able to remote control 300D, 350D, 30D, 20D, and 5D cameras and can be scripted to control up to six attached cameras.
  • ODS
    ODS, the Open Digita Services project, is an effort to write Open Source tools for accessing Digita cameras from Linux and other unix operating systems. ODS has been tested with and is known to work with the following cameras: Kodak DC-220, Kodak DC-260, Kodak DC-265, and Kodak DC-290.
  • PfControl
    A command line application for controlling the scientific cameras "pixelfly" and "pixelfly qe" manufactured by PCO. It allows setting all parameters and capturing images. A video mode intended for adjusting the objective is also provided.
  • PhotoPC
    Epson PhotoPC Software for Unix/Linux; used to control and retrieve photos from Epson PhotoPC digital cameras.
  • PhotoRec
    PhotoRec is a little tool to recover pictures from digital camera memory. It has been tested with: Canon EOS300D, 10D, HP PhotoSmart 620, 850, 935, Nikon CoolPix 775, 5700, Olympus C350N, C860L, Mju 400 Digital, Sony DSC-P9, andPraktica DCZ-3.4. Read more
  • Poor Man's Cam
    Poor Man's Cam is a small script to take pictures generated from a quickcam and put them up on a server. It's a simple perl script with a .rc file for it's configuration.
  • POWA
    Procule's Own Webcam Application (POWA) is an all-in-one application to operate a webcam. It intends to have as many features as popular Windows webcam programs. It is in development but it supports snapshots saving and has a video stream.
  • qcam-grabber
    qcam-grabber is a Quickcam black and white video frame grabber for the nph-SyncImageStream1.3 video streamserver.
  • rdc2e
    A command line tool that downloads images from a Ricoh RDC-2E digital camera.
  • reacTIVision
    The reacTIVision framework is an open source, multi-platform computer vision application, which allows the fast and robust tracking of fiducial markers. reacTIVision is a stand alone application for the rapid developent of table-based tangible user interfaces. Client application examples are avaible for various programming environments such as C++, Java or Processing.
  • Remote Capture for Canon PowerShot cameras
    A tool for periodic capturing with canon cameras. Commands can be specified as command line parameters (useful for scripting) or can be entered in an interactive mode.
  • sn-webcam
    sn-webcam is a program that captures and displays frames from an sn9c102-based Sonix/Microdia Webcam, using Video for Linux 2 and the sn9c102 USB driver. It also allows the user to upload the captured images by FTP.
  • sonic-snap
    sonic-snap is a webcam application specifically suited for the sn9c102 kernel driver. Distinguishing features include histogram analysis, normalization, and MPEG output.
  • TKAlbum
    TKAlbum is a GUI for digital cameras using the USB mass storage protocol making use of the album script and some other tools.
  • toshibapdr
    toshibapdr is software for interacting with the Toshiba PDR-M4 and Toshiba PDR-M5 digital cameras.
  • TyGeMo
    A Tcl/Tk graphical front end to the digital camera software, Photopc. TyGeMo only supports serial port access to your digital camera. Since just about all of the more recent digital cameras are USB based, TyGeMo is really more of a legacy application for those with older cameras.
  • UFRaw
    A utility to read and manipulate raw images from digital cameras. It can be used on its own or as a Gimp plug-in. It reads raw images using Dave Coffin's raw conversion utility - DCRaw. UFRaw supports basic color management using Little CMS, allowing the user to apply color profiles. Read more
  • UGrabCam
    UGrabCam is a Unix tool that archives webcams.
  • UVCView
    UVCView is a simple USB video camera viewer.
  • Webcamoid
    Webcamoid is a webcam plasmoid for the KDE desktop environment and based on GStreamer.
  • WebcamStudio
    WebcamStudio is an application for creating your own TV studio on your computer for broadcasting through a virtual webcam. It can mix multiple video sources such as webcams, movies, images, and your desktop. It can also login to your preferred video streaming site like Stikam or BlogTV and start your own show or video blog. It features special effects, text overlay, video source transition, animations, and faces.
  • wxCam
    wxCam supports video recording (in an uncompressed AVI format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for Philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes. It supports video for Linux drivers, so it should work on a very large number of devices.
  • XFqcam
    XFqcam lets you use a Connectix QuickCam under Linux. XFqcam provides a graphical interface to manipulate all settings in real time, view the moving image and take snap shots.

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