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 18.104.22.168. The trial version has watermark on output.
It enables you to add thousands of cool effects to webcam video for your live video chats or streaming, and new effects are keeping added. You can show to your friends with you wearing a pair of cat's eyes, becoming a two-heads weirdie or even in a wanted poster. Dig more fun with it! It supports almost all popular webcam programs, such as Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, Camfrog, Youtube, Ustream, and JustinTV. You can take snapshots or video clips with WebcamMax and directly share them on facebook or Youtube. WebcamMax also works as a virtual webcam. It enables you to show videos, pictures, computer screen or even multiple webcam videos to others during your live chats or streaming. You can switch among different sources with an easy click. What's more, you can also use your webcam simultaneously on multiple webcam applications with the help of WebcamMax. Doodling is another great feature of WebcamMax. Paint at will on the video window, or stamp on it by choosing from the dozens of examples provided. WebcamMax supports various kinds of Webcam source sizes, i.e. 320X240, 640X480, 640x360, 352x288 and more to meet your different needs.
What's new in this version: Version 22.214.171.124 is a bug fixing release.
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All versions:4.2 stars
out of 365 votes
Current version:3.0 stars
out of 2 votes
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"Not sure how to rate it - it wouldn't work for me."
Version: WebcamMax 126.96.36.199
Lots of effects, backgrounds and filters and pretty intuitive - at least what I was able to use.
Couldn't get it to record or take screen snapshots. Their tech support was very responsive, but unable to figure out why it wouldn't work - even this latest version. After about a couple of weeks of back-and-forth emails, I gave up and asked for a refund - which I haven't gotten a response to going on 3 weeks now! Also, when I tried to uninstall the program, files were left that kept a hold on my webcam. I couldn't delete them and finally had to download and use Revo to get rid of them.
I was really looking forward to using this program. I bought it right off without going through the free trial period and was disappointed when I found it un-useable and apparently un-fixable. And I'm more than disappointed that I've had ZERO response to my refund request. I guess I should have hit one of the umpteen links to the jack-leg free download sites that popped up on my Google search for WebCamMax instead of doing the right thing and paying for it!! One of those still might not have worked, but at least I wouldn't have been out $25!!!
Version: WebcamMax 188.8.131.52
It is a piece of advanced software.
If u wonder why, let me tell u: It has a great abundant of effects available for image and video editing. Still, it is not hard to learn to use it.
good lucky on u developers, come on
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