WebCam Toy

If you think that a PC monitor web camera or a laptop webcam is good for online video chats, Zoom and Skype calls, it’s time to ruin this myth. Your webcam can used as an alternative to a photo camera and it might shoot great selfies, group photos, family collages with the help of a free online photo app called WebCam Toy.

What is WebCam Toy Photo Editor?

WebCam Toy is a free online application that automatically connects to your computer monitor web camera or laptop webcam and turns it into a photo camera. I have to admit, it’s a very convenient to use WebCam Toy to take pictures for selfies, social networks profile photos, Zoom, Discord or Skype avatars if you have no smartphone at the moment or just have fun like in a photo booth.

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.

How to Take Selfie with Webcam Easily?

How to use WebCam Toy Photo Editor online

Follow quick steps to make a free selfie using your laptop webcam:

  1. Turn on your PC or laptop;
  2. Visit WebCam Toy photo editor website (the link in the description above);
  3. Click the big button in the center;
  4. Permit the app to take photos;
  5. Click the camera sign and wait for 3 seconds to get ready images;
  6. Select how to save your pictures;
  7. That’s it! Enjoy your selfies or enhance them

Here’s a short video tutorial showing how to do it. Watch it on YouTube:

How to Take a Picture Using WebCamToy and Your Web Camera

Free WebCam Toy app offers several output options for ready photos. For example, you can download your pics to PC for free, or upload them to Twitter, Google Photos or Tumblr right from WebCam Toy website. If you plan to take a selfie without any filters or effects, select normal mode to save picture as is. Later on, you can export your photos to Zoom or Skype, post to Facebook, Twitter, or save on Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive.

As for picture resolution, I have to mention that all computer and laptop 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. On the other hand, if your webcam quality is low, than your selfie would be not good, for example blurry, dark or distorted.

How to Apply Funny Photo Effects and Filters to Your WebCam Toy Selfies?

If you own a standard webcam and your photos aren’t of HD quality, I suggest playing with WebCam Toy photo effects in order to make your photos better-looking and avoid additional photo editing. Free application offers several dozens photo filters and image effects for your selfies taken with WebCam Toy app. It’s a fast and powerful photo editor. Some effects and filters remind Snapchat and Instagram effects, so you can select something that you’re used to on your iPhone or Android.

WebCamToy Photo Editor Free Funny efffects

Here’s how to add a funny photo effect to your selfie in WebCam Toy Photo Editor:

  1. Launch WebCam Toy Photo Editor;
  2. Make a selfie in this app;
  3. Select an effect;
  4. Click the camera sign to add the filter to your selfie;
  5. Download your improved picture to your desktop or post it online.

What are WebCam Toy Photo Editor Alternatives?

WebCam Toy is a full-fledged free photo app. WebCam Toy photo effects are very close to Pixl-o-Matic and PicMonkey photo effects style.

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

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This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. umesh

    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. anna

    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 https://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. Spike

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

    1. anna

      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. Atreyu

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

  5. Adam

    how do i get to web com toy

    1. anna

      Hi Adam,

      Click the link of the official WebCam Toy developer at the top of the review – this one http://neave.com/webcam/

      Thanks,
      Anna

      Editor, Photo Software & Design Blog

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