If you think that a PC monitor or a laptop web camera is good for online video chats, Zoom and Skype calls, it’s time to ruin this myth. Your front or rear webcam can used as an alternative to a digital camera and it might take HD personal selfies, group selfies, family collages with the help of a free online app called WebCam Toy.
What is WebCam Toy App?
WebCam Toy is a free online application that automatically connects to your computer monitor web camera and turns it into a digital camera. I have to admit, it’s a very convenient to use the application to take pictures for selfies, social networks profile avatars, Zoom, Discord or Skype avatars if you have no smartphone at the moment or just have fun like in a photo booth. The web browser application stands out among other apps which work with web cameras. As its 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 camera:
- Turn on your PC or laptop;
- Visit the app website (the link in the description above);
- Click the big button in the center;
- Permit the app to take snapshots;
- 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 WebCam Toy video tutorial. Watch it on YouTube:
How to Take a Picture Using WebCam Toy and Your Web Camera?
Free app offers several output options for ready pictures. For example, you can download your pics to PC for free, or upload them to Twitter, Google Photos or Tumblr right from the app 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 pictures 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 cameras 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 hardware quality is low, than your selfie would be not good, for example blurry, dark or distorted. Alternatively, if you have a better HD camera on your mobile than on computer, you can download and install one of self-timer camera apps on your Android and take a selfie there.
How to Apply Funny Photo Filters to Your WebCam Toy Selfies?
If you own a standard PC camera and your images aren’t of HD quality, I suggest playing with various pics effects in order to make your pics better-looking and avoid additional image editing. Free application offers several dozens image filters and image effects for your selfies taken with the app. It’s a fast and powerful picture 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 filters to your selfie in the inbuilt editor:
- Launch the inbuilt 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 WebCamToy App Alternatives?
WebCam Toy is a full-fledged free picture manipulation app. The art effects are very close to Pixl-o-Matic and PicMonkey photo effects style. Probably the only thing that the service lacks are picture frames and stickers, so loved by many users. If you are a frame-fan, I recommend you to download your images and try one of these free alternatives which can add frames: Loonapix, Photo Montager, BeFunky, Pizap, Polaroid Tagger or use special frame effects.
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