With your camera connected, you can access amazing vision capabilities that have been provided by the open source community. One of the most powerful capabilities is OpenCV.
Now you can try OpenCV. It is easiest to use Python when programming simple tasks, so let's start with the Python examples. If you prefer the C examples, they are also available. In order to use the Python examples, you'll need the python-numpy library. Type
sudo apt-get install python-numpy. You will need this to manipulate the matrices that OpenCV uses to hold the images.
Start with one of the Python ...