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Editors' Review

AlterCam adds all kinds of borders, overlays, and effects to your webcam feed, including cool new animated effects. It can distribute your webcam feed to as many programs as you like without error messages or conflicts. AlterCam works with your other video capture devices and feeds, too, and it even records desktop video. Updates in Version 1.8 include animated GIF compatibility, new animated overlays, and three "experimental" functions.


Driverless: AlterCam doesn't replace your webcam's drivers or add its own since it doesn't have any, so there's no rebooting, resetting, or driver conflicts.

Experimental features: The Tricks tab offers three beta features: Transparency by Color, ChromaKey, and Transparency by Background.

Previews: We could preview effects in before-and-after views that also let us change colors and set effects thresholds.

Animated overlays: Penguins, frogs, Santas, and more can add motion and activity to static feeds, or just make ordinary feeds more fun.


Bells and whistles: Webcam enhancements are fun but can get out of hand, and programs like AlterCam sometimes make it too easy to "overfeed" your feeds with resource-gobbling animations.

Beta bugs: The experimental features were occasionally difficult to turn off or reset, and some seemed to cause the program to balk, especially in previews.

Bottom Line

AlterCam is easy to use and has a nice mix of fun resources and effects. Freeware with similar capabilities is available, but you can try AlterCam before committing.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AlterCam 2.0 build 110.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.6 build 819
Version 4.6 build 819 changes:
  • fixed several issues, better auto-bug-reporting
Publisher Bolide Software
Publisher web site
Release Date October 09, 2018
Date Added October 10, 2018
Version 4.6 build 819
Category Communications
Subcategory Webcam Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 42.59MB
File Name altercam-setup.exe
Total Downloads 20,007
Downloads Last Week 37
License Model Free to try
Limitations Watermark on output
Price $29.95
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