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WebcamMax

CNET Editors' review

WebcamMax is a program that works with your webcam to add new effects and features whenever you video chat or record videos. Although the sound quality could use some work, we liked this flexible little program.

WebcamMax's colorful interface is a bit busy but it's well-organized and easy to use with just a little practice. In fact, a lot of the work is done during installation, when you can choose which programs you want it to be the default Webcam source for. It supports Yahoo! Messenger, Skype, ICQ and other numerous other programs. There are so many special effects on offer that you might not have time to try them all, but they are fun to play around with and it won't take you long to find some favorites. While you video chat, you can add accessories, draw on the screen, and add animation and special frames, just to name a few. We did find that it was easy to get carried away with the special effects, but that just added to the fun. You can also alter the visual appearance of the images picked up from your webcam and add frames, or use your previously recorded videos and images and dress them up as you please. Our microphone volume seemed to be very low in every recording we made, even when it was right next to us, but we'll admit we don't have the highest quality mic.

If you're looking for a tool to jazz up your videos or images, WebcamMax is a feature-rich option that's easy enough for anyone to use.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Webcammax 7.6.6.6. The trial version has watermark on output.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Free Version isn't worth it"

    December 25, 2013  |   By Europhilia

    Version: WebcamMax 7.8.0.2

    Pros

    free version

    Cons

    Watermark is far too big

    Summary

    WebCamMax.com poor tech support

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Won't start-unresolved Win7 compatibility issues."

    October 15, 2013  |   By Richard_HC

    Version: WebcamMax 7.7.8.8

    Pros

    None (failed to run)

    Cons

    Brings up immediate error message and fails to start on both of my Win 7 computers.

    Summary

    I've been unable to trial this program at all as it fails to start. I sent a message to WebcamMax Support quoting the error message and received a fairly stupid response, telling me that the newest release is now compatible with Windows 7 - even though I'd told them it was the latest release that I was using.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Impressive utility for webcam"

    September 27, 2013  |   By AeneasWilliams

    Version: WebcamMax 7.7.8.6

    Pros

    This software is very well organized and has very user-friendly interface, which adds new effects and features, when we do video chat or video recording.

    Cons

    Logo size of this software is big. It takes lot of space at top of the image. It will be small, when we will buy it.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Non Functional & Terrible Support"

    August 1, 2013  |   By BullsBay

    Version: WebcamMax 7.7.7.2

    Pros

    Worked great when it worked. Used as a multi-camera switch for storm chasing.

    Cons

    Will not work at all on two different systems after an update.
    No apparent way to downgrade back to a working copy as tech support will not acknowledge or respond to any emails.

    Summary

    Used this program for a month or so to the point where I actually bought two copies for two different machines.

    After an "update" the programs quit working on both machines.
    The only response from support was a cheesy canned response.
    "So sorry for the inconvenience brought you"
    "Please reinstall"

    Now 6 months later and uncountable updates and reinstalls I am still without working software and apparently out the moneys I spent buying this now worthless software package.

    Tech support does not even acknowledge my emails or my request for a refund after repeated attempts to contact them for the last 6 months.

    A very lame company in my opinion.

    Updated on Jan 22, 2014

    After checking back and reading the post regarding GoPro Studio I was finally able to get some assistance and repaired my packages to working order.......

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  • 2.0 stars

    "The background effect doesn't work"

    May 6, 2013  |   By Steve8387

    Version: WebcamMax 7.7.3.6

    Pros

    Most features work.

    Cons

    I read the reviews and looked at the producers web page before I made the purchase. It gives the impression that you could web chat with your image over the backgrounds. It doesn't work. Tech support told me "...the background effects are not perfect on the program." Also, written instructions are lacking.

    Summary

    If you are looking for a software program for background effects to use with video chat don't get this one.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Nothing amazing"

    February 14, 2013  |   By ChrisWardinfo

    Version: WebcamMax 7.7.1.8

    Pros

    can do some good 'special effects'

    Cons

    1. largest image resolution it could go up to was 640x480.
    2. only the very basic operations are free, the rest are paid for.
    3. the logo takes up a lot of space at the top of the image, it can only be removed by paying for it, there is not even and option to make it smaller

    Summary

    I have uninstalled it... enough said.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "The background effect doesn't work"

    November 29, 2012  |   By WPCee

    Version: WebcamMax 7.6.8.2

    Pros

    Most features work.

    Cons

    I read the reviews and looked at the producers web page before I made the purchase. It gives the impression that you could web chat with your image over the backgrounds. It doesn't work. Tech support told me "...the background effects are not perfect on the program." Also, written instructions are lacking.

    Summary

    If you are looking for a software program for background effects to use with video chat don't get this one.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Good prog a bit CPU intensive, HATE the Ask.com bloat."

    October 15, 2012  |   By Major_Instigator

    Version: WebcamMax 7.6.7.2

    Pros

    The program works well with Google+ Hangouts in particular to switch between multiple cameras or do PIP (Picture-in-Picture).

    Cons

    I HATE.. did I say HATE...? That the paid version still defaults to trying to install the ASK.COM toolbar and change your search settings with EVERY update. I'd accept this if it were free but detest it in a paid product.

    Summary

    I'd have given it a 4-4.5 star review if they didn't try to shove ASK.COM down our throats with each update of the PAID version.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It's the best program about webcam effects."

    July 19, 2012  |   By RihanaRicy

    Version: WebcamMax 7.6.5.2

    Pros

    the best backgrounds, transforms, masks, animated characters, so it gets the best review.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

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  • 5.0 stars

    "a good app in the market"

    May 10, 2012  |   By no_balance

    Version: WebcamMax 7.6.3.8

    Pros

    it makes my video time happy. many many many many many choices are here.
    just open and enjoy it.

    Cons

    I am happy with it.

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