With setov511 you can set various aspects of ov511-based (and compatibles) WebCams.
You can also make a dump of the current settings.
Too many to list here. For a complete list:
What can it do for you
The settings you can set are:
dump current settings
For settings like brightness, saturation, etc. take a look at
At the moment of implementation (2003/11/07) I did not own an ov511-based webcam so things might be a little flaky. Please send feedback to:
The webcam on Linux how-to.