Take photos

Webcams can be used to take still photos as well as videos. To take a photo:

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

  2. Click the Take a photo using a webcam button in the middle of the bottom panel, or press the Space key, to take the photo.

  3. There will be a short countdown, followed by a flash, and the photo will appear in the photo stream.

The photos in the photo stream are automatically saved in the Pictures/Webcam folder in your home folder. They are saved using the JPEG (.jpg) format.

To cancel taking a photo after you have clicked Take a Photo, press Esc before the countdown finishes.

To take multiple photos in rapid succession, use Burst mode.