Spice Up Your Video Chats For Good

Ever wanted to hide the background while video-chatting? You may want a suitable disguise just for fun to let the other know that you are different in a surprising way. Well, WebCamEffects is a fun application equipped with a wide range of filters, backgrounds, face masks, frames, text, time & date, static and dynamic objects to mention a few. Moreover, you can record your video conversation for the record. Organized into useful tabs like Effects, Sources, Snapshot, Options and YouTube Upload, using your webcam to customize yourself in popular IMs like Skype, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ, AOL IM, etc., would never have been this easy.

During installation, it asks you to install SweetIM toolbar, set SweetIM as your default browser search and homepage. So, make sure that you uncheck all SweetIM-related installation options to avoid installing unwanted software on your system. Once you’ve unchecked all the options, click Decline to continue installing WebCamEffects.

As soon as the installation completes, WebCamEffects automatically detects and turns your webcam on in order to ready yourself for modifications. The interface is organized in such a way that the video from the webcam is displayed in the main window, surrounded by useful tabs on the right and a list of applied effects below (that can be disabled with a click). Video Playback, recording and saving buttons are also displayed below the video preview. Once you click the Effects tab, the categories would come to view in the extended window along with the relevant effects. The selected effects would then preview on the output screen to give you a better feel of the selection.

WebCam Effects Interface

The Sources tab allows you to choose and configure WebCam, Video, Image and Desktop settings. For instance, if you’re using multiple webcams (one may be built-in and another higher quality external webcam), the Sources>>>WebCam allows you to easily select the required device using the drop down menu.

Webcam Effects Sources

Similarly, the Options tab allows you to configure the video results in accordance with brightness, contrast, color, resolutions, etc. The application startup and update settings can also be modified through this tab.

Webcam Effects Options

You can transform the way you look in a video conversation, by changing the background and appearance using the available presets. With the recording ability noted, it also provides snapshot features. Snapshots can be taken automatically or manually. Videos can be uploaded to YouTube, directly, by specifying the account details and video description. Hence, the output of WebCamEffects can be saved to the disk and the internet, efficiently.

WebCam Effects Snapshot

We tested this utility on Windows 7, 64-bit edition. It further supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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