CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe bundles Fun Webcam, Creative Camera App, Smart Work, and Easy Organization features into an all-in-one Webcam and camera utility. It edits photos and videos, adds special effects and filtering, creates video presentations with narration and desktop animation, and organizes videos and photos. Recent updates include HDR and Panorama photos and touch-friendly editing and effects. YouCam 6 Deluxe's free 30-day trial disables some filters and other features.
All-in-one: YouCam 6 Deluxe bundles a lot into one program, including fun-oriented filters and effects and other features that are all business.
Calendar view: The Calendar view organizes and displays your digital media by timestamp. That means you can see at a glance when your photos were taken.
Who's the fairest: YouCam Mirror is an interesting extra that turns your Webcam and screen into a high-definition mirror.
Big download: CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe is a huge program with a substantial download and fairly complicated setup process.
Not cheap: CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe hardly seems overpriced, but other tools do a lot of what it does for free, though the 30-day trial and frequent discounts keep YouCam competitive.
Pop-ups: Let's just say we had plenty of opportunities to buy the full version of YouCam 6 Deluxe during our trial period with the numerous pop-up ads.
CyberLink YouCam 6 Deluxe is easy to use and does just about everything you need a Webcam utility to do. You certainly get what you pay for with YouCam, though some capable freeware packages give it a run for the money.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CyberLink YouCam 6.0
Take full advantage of your webcam with the functionality of a complete live video studio. Our webcam software, YouCam, integrates seamlessly into your favorite video chat apps like Skype & U, as well as Facebook & YouTube Live broadcasting services. Apply webcam effects like real-time skin enhancements to ensure that you always look great online or use one of over 200 fun effects for video chats and recordings. With an array of offline video and photo editing and correction tools you'll be ready to transform the way you chat, broadcast, and stream online with YouCam 8.
ADWARE!? $*%&*)# REALLY!? It would be fine if the ads were integrated into the program, but no. What we get are ads that are dangerously close to rogue scanners. They stay when the program is closed. I can't believe you thought this was a good idea, CyberLink. Downloaded because I remember some software I used years ago from the company. I uninstalled the adware, but WHAT WERE YOU THINKING!? I'm going to try the program again without the ads now, but that leaves me fuming.
Don't bother. I'm sure there's functional software out there that doesn't (at least appear to) violate your privacy.
August 24, 2013
Version: CyberLink YouCam 5.0.2705
Fills up your computer with atleast four different programs that are completely irrelevant to the webcam. Installed it on a completely new computer. Malwarebytes then found 138 malicious objects, all related to the program. Not even sure if the computer is clean even after a lot of cleaning and uninstalling.
Stay the hell away from this unless you want your computer infested. Shame on CNet.