WebcamMax

WebcamMax

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 370 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.5.8
  • Total Downloads:
    5,618,524
  • Date Added:
    September 24, 2008
  • File Size:
    24.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,611
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 12 votes

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  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 370 votes

    • 5 star 241
    • 4 star 53
    • 3 star 26
    • 2 star 17
    • 1 star 33
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1 stars

"Desktop Sharing Doesn't Work & Customer Service is Poor"

January 09, 2009  |  By msorice

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

Good interface, easy to use, intuitive

Cons

Desktop sharing feature freezes up and crashes your computer.
The only-email customer service is terrible, even if you're a paying customer

Summary

This is a good product if you just want to use the free portion. I purchased a license so I could use the desktop sharing feature. However, this feature sucks up 98%-100% of your computer resources effectively shutting you down. In the help forums, the company's response is to berate customers and tell them to upgrade their computer. However, those of use with adequate computers still have the problem. I emailed customer service about it and never got a response. When I inquired, they said they had forwarded the email to the tech people and they would fix it in the next version. Huh?! I had a presentation on Friday...I couldn't wait for the next version. Because of the passive email-only customer service system, I had a difficult time obtaining a refund.
Bottom line: Use it for the free portion. Don't pay for a license. If you do get a license, don't expect any customer service.

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3 stars

"whats up everyone"

December 23, 2008  |  By butterfly_kisses29

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

i dont know i see everyone using it so i thought i would try it

Cons

there is nothing that i dont like about it

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4 stars

"buying and keeping this product i dont know"

December 19, 2008  |  By specelpaul

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

its ok. work fine in some ways crash ur browzer at times, if you turn on the cam when your going to a chat page that used the camara play soe vids ok tooo they try to inprove all the while

Cons

well well well read the summary

Summary

i dont understand yeah , i buy two copies of this program over a year a go, yes,since this Christmas ive seen pop up comming up saying have a serial key, upgrade to a life time serial ,whats that all about, is it a money making thing or what ? or they just trying to bleed our pocket of what we got, ive got letter from them in the from of email saying once you buy this product its urs for a life time ,so can anyone tell me what this a bout, have anyone recive this spamming on there pc from webcammax? plz reply

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1 stars

"not useful"

November 10, 2008  |  By toro_2020

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

can't work good

Cons

Not perfect yet,...need to repair to make it better. Keep ahard work on it,....

Summary

ssssssssssssssss

Updated on Nov 25, 2008

can't do anything with it

Updated on Feb 19, 2009

too bad. It's not working with windows vista

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5 stars

"Definitely helpful!"

October 27, 2008  |  By rncarl

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

I'd like to talk about is the ability to instantly switch between your camera, a live view of your desktop either following the mouse, using selected pixels, or just your entire screen, and displaying of videos.

Cons

Satisfied so far.

Summary

Great webcam-based application.

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5 stars

"Make creative side of you to shine!"

October 22, 2008  |  By kellynagar

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

There is many desktop recording software out there but non-like this. WebCamMax is crammed full of features that anyone could use for any purpose.

Cons

about the watermark on the camera, it's only on free version, so what do you expect!

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5 stars

"This program is great and awesome to use"

October 19, 2008  |  By DwlKing

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

Every one should try Webmax and see how they like it and i do and i love it .

Cons

it depends how u see it i think it is cool

Summary

I heard from so many people that WebMax is cool and u can do allotte awesome things with it

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5 stars

"Change the way your webcam works!"

October 17, 2008  |  By kevinok

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

I love software that allows you to replicate other things and allows you to do all kinds of cool things. WebcamMax is the best piece of software for windows to allow you to replicate a real webcam, or change the way your webcam works.

Cons

Currently no MAC version available

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5 stars

"Amazed with all that it can do!"

October 15, 2008  |  By jessicammy

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

Exactly what i was hoping. It works as a virtual webcam with little to no lag at all when showing movies or desktop, and one of the most important features for me was the Picture in Picture allowing me to broadcast different sources at the same time.

Cons

The trial lasts for 30 days. Enough to lose nothing!

Summary

another feature i enjoyed in webcammax was the doodling it allowed me to draw on my video so every single one of my viewers(you guys) can see my artistic skills(lol) so all in all webcammax was exactly what i was searching for and im glad i checked it out.

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2 stars

"Does not improve webcam picture"

October 12, 2008  |  By billdorsey

 |  Version: WebcamMax 5.0.5.8

Pros

no cost - it is free to download it

Cons

it does not improve the webcam performance

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.5.8
Version 5.0.5.8 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher CoolwareMax
Publisher web site http://www.coolwaremax.com
Release Date September 24, 2008
Date Added September 24, 2008
Version 5.0.5.8
Category
Category Communications
Subcategory Chat
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 24.95MB
File Name WebcamMax-7.8.7.8.MultiLanguage.nt.Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,618,524
Downloads Last Week 1,611
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.95

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