Adjusts a laptop's brightness automatically,
by using camera samples taken at a user definable interval.
- You can set your defined time interval for webcam to take samples. It means every certain seconds you've defined your webcam will take samples.
- You can set maxiumium level of the brightness. It means program will never set the brightness level above the maxiumium level you set.
- You can also set minimium level of the brightness. It is just as it sounds!
After changing your settings, click restart from the app menu.
You can always set the brightness manually from Brightness Levels menu. When you choose this option, webcam sampling process will stop!
It takes a sample from your webcam at that time you click and set the right brightness level and will not take any further samples.
I see that lot of people are concerned about its battery consumption, so I did a small test that I left my laptop with Wildguppy on for 20 minutes and with Wildguppy off for exact same time. After first 20 minutes with Wildguppy on my battery level changed from 100% to 88%. Next 20 minutes with Wildguppy off my battery level went from 88% to 76%. Note that my battery is old, and it lost almost half of its capacity. But as I can see, in those two scenarios almost same amount of energy was wasted. You can test it and give your result below in the comment section!
wildguppy (command line tool)
wildguppy-gtk (panel applet)
(Recommended) To install:
Run following commands in your terminal
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:fantasyleague0629/wildguppy
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wildguppy
(Not Recommended: Try adding my PPA repository and get updates)