April 20, 2009

How to adjust brightness on webcam?

i have an asus 1000 (Linux, xandros, easy-mode) and when i use skype (2.0, pre-installed), the video is way too dark.

how do i adjust the brightness?

One way to make things lighter (using software, not hardware) would be to use...

One way to make things lighter (using software, not hardware) would be to use xgamma.

Note that this will affect all applications in X.

In a terminal, type

xgamma -d :0.0 -gamma $gamma

where $gamma is a number greater than one.

to reset, simply type

xgamma -d :0.0 -gamma 1

which will set the gamma levels to the defaults.

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