Higher resolution generally means better quality images, but photos and videos with higher resolution take up more space on your hard disk. High resolution videos, in particular, take up a lot of space.
If you want your images to take up less disk space, reduce the resolution of your webcam. If you want better quality images, increase the resolution. To change the webcam resolution:
Select Cheese ▸ Preferences ▸ Webcam.
Choose a different resolution from the drop-down list. Some webcams only support one resolution, so you may not have a choice.
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