WebCam Toy Replaces a Photo Camera and a Photo Editor

August 2, 2012 |  by  |  Share

WebCam ToyIf you think that a web camera is good for web chats and Skype calls, it’s time to ruin this myth. Your webcam can become an alternative to a photo camera and shoot great photos with a free photo app – WebCam Toy.

WebCam Toy is a free online application that automatically connects to your web camera and turns it into a photo camera. I have to admit, it’s a very convenient to use WebCam Toy to take pictures for ID documents if you have no camera at the moment or just have fun like in a photo booth.

WebCam Toy App

WebCam Toy stands out among other apps which work with web cameras. As WebCam Toy creator, Paul Neave, says: “I love to dissolve technological barriers and make the digital world more friendly, fun and human”. And the app obeys his words. Just click the button and wait for 3 seconds to get ready photos. Then you can upload them to Facebook right from WebCam Toy website.

However, all computer webcams have different output image quality. So if you have an advanced web camera, you can take an HD pic and publish it to Facebook or download the image onto your PC.

WebCam Toy Photo Effects

But if you own a standard camera, I suggest playing with WebCam Toy photo effects in order to make your photos better-looking and avoid additional photo editing. In this case:

  1. first of all, select a photo effect;
  2. shoot a photo;
  3. save it to PC or publish it to Facebook with the applied effect.

WebCam Toy photo effects are very close to Pixl-o-Matic and PicMonkey photo effects style.

Probably the only thing, WebCam Toy lacks photo frames, so loved by Facebook users. If you are a frame-fan, I recommend you to download your photos and try one of these free photo editors which can add frames: Loonapix, Photo Montager, BeFunky, Pizap, Polaroid Tagger or use special photo frame effects.


5 Comments


  1. i wanted to ask if i already have my image on my pc or in smartphone how do i use webcam toy to have photo effects in it

  2. Hi Umesh,

    WebCam Toy cannot apply effects to ready images.
    WebCam Toy only permits you to shoot a pic via your web camera and add a photo effect.

    So if you want to apply photo effects to your existing photos, I recommend you to try Pixlr-o-Matic (here’s our review of it http://photosoftwareblog.com/pixlr-o-matic-makes-stylish-photo-effects/)

    Pixlr-o-Matic is a free online photo editor. It has lots of wonderful photo effects. You can upload your photos and play with many photo effects.

    Thank you,
    Anna

    Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  3. Can I use my photos that I’ve already taken on toy webcam?

    • Hi Spike,

      You can only use photos made by this app – WebCam Toy. It’s simple as 123. Just go to WebCam Toy website, make a photo and edit it immediately with WebCam Toy photo tools.

      Thank you,
      Anna

      Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

  4. A lot of people would love something like this for Skype, like the X-Pro effect. Just a suggestion…

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