Want to surprise your friends, family or loved one during a webcam chat? Maybe add a different background, a face mask or an unbelievably funny hat? Then Webcam Effects may be the software that you should take a closer look at. The program provides you with a huge list of effects and features that you can apply to your webcam image in realtime. Best of all, it works with every camera type and brand, and many popular instant messaging applications including Yahoo Messenger, Windows Messenger, Skype, AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ to name a few.
The download weights in at about 42 Megabytes that are packed with effects for you to try out. Lets take a look at some of the webcam effects you get when you install the program:
- Face items, including hats, wigs, eyebrows, masks, noses and eyes
- Backgrounds like Water, dinosaurs and movies
- Filters that change the image
- Frames around the webcam image
- Avatars including US President and Southpark
- Objects like flags
- Text that you can scroll horizontally or vertically
- Date and time
- Custom effects
Before you get too excited about the program and rush to install it, I need to warn you that it comes with two adware offers that you should cancel and not install unless you are interested in a particular offering. No matter your choice, it is not affecting the program’s functionality.
When you start the program you should see your webcam’s image right at the top left if it is turned on. If you do not see an image and the webcam is turned on, you need to click on file and then video source to select the right source for it.
Once that is out of the way you can start tinkering with effects the software provides you with, and if everything is set up correctly, the people you are talking to on the webcam should see those effects as well.