WebcamFirst is an easy-to-use program that enables you to install a webcam on your website or in your local network in just a few steps. It addresses all types of users, thanks to the overall simplicity.
The installation operation takes little time to complete and does not require special user intervention.
At initialization it is required to select the webcam device from a drop-down list; you can view its width and height.
The interface is represented from a regular window divided into two areas, dedicated to viewing the camera and taking snapshots. It is possible to zoom in and out of images, as well as navigate them in the saving directory.
As far as program settings are concerned, you can establish a user name, number of cameras, view mode (e.g. videos, videos and controls), cameras layout and picture size, as well as set the tool to automatically run at system startup.
Moreover, you can adjust options when it comes to the LAN (e.g. directory, pictures to send), FTP (e.g. server, username and password, directory) and mail (e.g. SMTP address, sender email).
WebcamFirst offers multilingual support, has a good response time and runs on a very low amount of CPU and RAM, so it does not burden the overall performance of the computer. Unfortunately, we have come across some issues during our evaluation: an error kept popping up every time we attempted to take a picture.
But we must also keep in mind that WebcamFirst has not been updated for a long time. Other than that, it can be seamlessly set up and configured, even by users with little or no experience in software applications.