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?
Follow quick steps to make a free selfie using your laptop webcam:
- Turn on your PC or laptop;
- Visit WebCam Toy photo editor website (the link in the description above);
- Click the big button in the center;
- Permit the app to take photos;
- Click the camera sign and wait for 3 seconds to get ready images;
- Select how to save your pictures;
- 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.
Here’s how to add a funny photo effect to your selfie in WebCam Toy Photo Editor:
- Launch WebCam Toy Photo Editor;
- Make a selfie in this app;
- Select an effect;
- Click the camera sign to add the filter to your selfie;
- Download your improved picture to your desktop or post it online.
What are WebCam Toy Photo Editor Alternatives?
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.