Magic Camera

Magic Camera

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.8.3
  • Total Downloads:
    3,843,183
  • Date Added:
    November 26, 2013
  • File Size:
    16.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,519
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Magic Camera adds borders and effects to video or still images, including video chat. It can capture screenshots and video, apply emoticons and objects, paint and draw, add text, record Webcam feeds, and apply a range of filters, masks, and effects. Unfortunately, an awkwardly designed interface, garish graphics, and greeting card style give it the look of a holdover from an earlier age of Windows. Magic Camera is shareware, but you can try it with limited features before buying it.

Pros

Pink icing: If you like it sweet, these designs will probably appeal to you. Not everything is on the too-cute side, but safe to say it's a recurring theme in the animated borders, heart designs, and other offerings to dress up your pics.

Includes a virtual Webcam: No Webcam? Magic Camera's virtual Webcam lets you display and record desktop video to embellish with cuteness.

Cons

Unattractive interface: Magic Camera's buttons and controls have a low-resolution look, and the layout has a slapdash feel.

Trial and adware: Despite being shareware with limited functionality, we were still subjected to adware when downloading Magic Camera.

Bottom Line

Magic Camera offers some decent features, but it is easily outperformed by similar tools, including some freeware. If Magic Camera's features sound appealing, you have nothing to lose by trying it. But better, more up-to-date tools are available.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Magic Camera 8.8.3.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 4 stars

    "Satisfied with its features"

    September 28, 2013   |   By Merry1223

    Version: Magic Camera 8.8

    Pros

    I like the way this software adds the effects and overlays to webcam, saved pictures and videos. It provides proper guidance for learning the tool.

    Cons

    You cannot feel the software is accurate while using the demo version.

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome App!"

    September 20, 2013   |   By fraksleep

    Version: Magic Camera 8.8

    Pros

    Does just what it says...awesome!

    Cons

    none that I can see.

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  • 1 stars

    "Do not buy it"

    December 08, 2012   |   By Truthbeout

    Version: Magic Camera 8.0

    Pros

    None. I never was able to use the software.

    Cons

    The quality of the image was far too low for me to use. The customers service was poor. They would not return my money AND they sign you up for a RECURRING charge. I had to go into paypal to shut it down.

    I strongly advise staying away from these people and this software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't buy this product from money hungry developers!"

    October 23, 2012   |   By yecyi

    Version: Magic Camera 8.0

    Pros

    Absolutely none!

    Cons

    Their support is nonexistent. The software lacks polish. A big problem is, where is the option for resizing the webcam feed to the display's aspect ratio?

    Summary

    Any other webcam software is better, even freeware like Manycam!

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  • 5 stars

    "Many amazing webcam effects"

    February 14, 2012   |   By b7614277

    Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1

    Pros

    I tried this software and found it is very interesting. It is easily to use and have many unique and delicate effects.

    Cons

    don't know

    Summary

    I tried both two products from shiningmorning.com company. This one is for virtual webcam and effects, the other one is for virtual audio. Both are good. I recommended them.

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  • 2 stars

    "Would not record audio on my PC with windows XP"

    October 08, 2011   |   By mattstaggs

    Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1

    Pros

    Video was fine

    Cons

    Would not record audio

    Summary

    Would not record audio. I just used windows movie maker instead to record video and audio.

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  • 5 stars

    "recommended"

    July 02, 2011   |   By UDownNG

    Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1

    Pros

    I bought the magic cam after free trial period ,I found that is an exellent software I really happy with It, but after bought It I'm more happy with your quick respose ,efficiency supports . I'll recommend Your product, your service to everybody.

    Cons

    Not found.

    Summary



    Updated on Oct 16, 2011

    @Peimur,

    After payment, I miss-typed the license key. When I asked for their help, they replied my email within 10 minutes and help me to find the problem.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not too Bad - But not too Good"

    June 24, 2011   |   By twburger

    Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1

    Pros

    I tested it with Skype and it works...

    Cons

    but the built in HP webcam software on my laptop came with now fails.

    Summary

    Not a perfect solution

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  • 4 stars

    "Many special effects that are tunable."

    June 21, 2011   |   By bobeld

    Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1

    Pros

    Magic Camera provides the most special effects I have seen for webcams. Many of the effects are tunable with sliders that allow you to change x/y/z axes, number of multiple images, etc. You can of course just use it right "out of the box" as is.

    Cons

    Some of the masks or objects like eyeglasses, moustaches, etc don't follow my face as well as other products I have tried even when keeping the resolution reasonable (640 x 480)

    Summary

    This product is compatible with Skype and provide hundreds of effects, masks, frames, filters, backgrounds, scenes etc. Most of them work very well. I am particularly impressed with some of the distortions and recommend Pete's Kaleidascope [sic] as a great way to experiment with the program.

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  • 5 stars

    "wonderful effects!"

    June 19, 2011   |   By listentoU

    Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1

    Pros

    I tried several software and think Magic Camera is better than others.

    Cons

    nothing yet

    Summary

    I want to point out that Magic Camera also integrates a virtual sound card to stream sounds besides virtual webcam video. Other software such as manycam/webcammax can not do this. This is a great feature.

    Also, from my experience, Magic Camera does not expire even after 30 days, so you may keep using it after its free trial period.

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    What's new in version 8.8.3
    Magic Camera version 8.8.3 fixed a few bugs.
    General
    Publisher ShiningMorning
    Publisher web site http://www.shiningmorning.com
    Release Date November 25, 2013
    Date Added November 26, 2013
    Version 8.8.3
    Category
    Category Communications
    Subcategory Webcam Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 16.71MB
    File Name MCSetup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,843,183
    Downloads Last Week 2,519
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Nag screen
    Price $19.95

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