Softpedia Editor's Review for WebcamMax
Add thousands of cool effects to webcam video for live video chats or recording
Written by Elena Opris on February 4th, 2012
Read an in-depth analysis in our professional review for WebcamMax
WebcamMax is a program that gives you the possibility of editing the settings of your webcam.
Since this is an ad-supported product, you should pay attention when installing WebcamMax. It offers to download and install some third-party components that it doesn't need in order to fully function, as well as to make some changes to your web browsers.
Once you initiate the application with the user-friendly interface, you can set WebcamMax as the default webcam for selected programs (e.g. Yahoo Messenger, Skype, YouTube).
So, you can add various effects such as "Box", "Double H", "Fatter", "4 Grids", "Pinch", "Swirl", "Skew Right" and "Thinner".
But you can also add animations (e.g. "Butterfly Fluttering", "Cupid's Arrow") and backgrounds (e.g. "Animal - Dragons", "Mushroom Cloud"), emotions (e.g. "Amazing", "Heart Broken").
Furthermore, you can add faces, filters (e.g. film purple, emboss red, mosaic, shadow), frames (e.g. "Animal - Monkey", "Batman") and scenes (e.g. "Mirror", "Newspaper"), as well as take a snapshot, record or pause video, get more effects, open picture files to add them to the video, add Flash and subtitles, play media, enable picture-in-picture, doodle, and more.
In the "Options" menu, you can set WebcamMax to automatically run at system startup and to automatically check for updates, change the interface skin and language, select webcam source rate and size, audio input and line, and others.
The program uses a moderate-to-high amount of system resources, displays instrunctions and hasn't popped up any errors during our tests. We strongly recommend WebcamMax to all users who want to have a little fun with their webcam.
Here are some key features of "WebcamMax":
Thousands of Effects:
· Thousands of cool effects for your live video chats and video recording. You can download limitless effects at webcammax.com.
· Record your fantastic videos show with our cool effects to broadcast on YouTube or webcammax.com.
· Share your video clips or desktop screen with family and friends through your Instant Messengers even without a real webcam.
Easy to Share:
· Directly share your video with family or friends on youtube.com. You can also upload and show your cool videos and photos on webcammax.com.
Doodling and PinP:
· Paint on the video box freely and directly. You can also broadcast different sources at the same time with Picture in Picture feature.
Work for All:
· Work for almost all webcam programs such as Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, ICQ, Paltalk, Camfrog, YouTube, Ustream, JustinTV, and much more.
· 30 days trial
· Watermark in the output
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Some bugs fixed
Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:
· Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system to www.ask.com
· Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system to Ask search engine
· Offers to download or install software or components (Ask Toolbar) that the program does not require to fully function