Cheese, webcam software for linux allows you to record videos, photos with fun graphics. You can install the software either using ubuntu software center or using command line. This guide explains you how to install cheese on your ubuntu linux.
Open your terminal and login as root user
#apt-get install cheese
If you are using rpm based distribution, use this command
#yum install cheese
The prompt will ask you to install the package with some dependencies, press “Y” to continue. Now it will download packages from the repository and install it in your host.
After installation over you can start the application by using the command cheese
In your terminal type
$ cheese &
You can also launch it using GNOME panel click Applications>Accessories>Cheese