Webcamoid is a simple but surprisingly versatile webcam suite.
Launch the program and it automatically displays the feed from the default webcam. A transparent toolbar at the bottom of the screen displays just eight icons, including 'Settings' and 'Information', which looks quite basic. But keep reading...
There's a Camera icon which takes a snapshot of the current screen and saves it as a PNG. Simple, but also quite ordinary.
Then we clicked the 'Record video' icon, and found much, much more. Like support for more than 30 formats, including animated GIF. Each of these can be further configured in a vast number of ways, if you understand FFMPEG's switches and low-level video basics. (If not, don't worry, you'll only ever see these options if you go looking.)
Versions Webcamoid for Linux
ver: 8.1.0 / Feb 19.2018
ver: 8.0.0 / Jun 20.2017
Screenshots Webcamoid for Linux
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