Take photos in quick succession

Use Burst mode to automatically take several photos in a row. It is particularly fun if you change your pose in between photos! To use Burst mode:

  1. Make sure that you are in Burst mode. If you are, the Burst button will be selected on the left side of the screen.

  2. Click the Take multiple photos using a webcam button in the middle of the bottom panel, or press the Space key, to start taking photos.

    By default, four photos will be taken, with a one second delay and a countdown between photos.

  3. To stop recording, press the same button again. You can also press the Esc or Space key to stop recording.

Change Burst preferences

You can change how many photos will be taken in each burst and the length of the delay between the photos:

  1. Select Cheese ▸ Preferences ▸ Capture.

  2. Edit the preference settings:


    Countdown from three before the photo is taken.

    Fire flash

    Your screen will flash when a photo is taken.

    Number of photos

    The number of photos that will be taken in a single burst.

    Delay between photos (seconds)

    The delay between two photos. If you have the Countdown enabled, then this delay needs to be set to over four seconds for it to have any effect.