Magic Camera adds borders and effects to video or still images, including video chat. It can capture screenshots and video, apply emoticons and objects, paint and draw, add text, record Webcam feeds, and apply a range of filters, masks, and effects. Unfortunately, an awkwardly designed interface, garish graphics, and greeting card style give it the look of a holdover from an earlier age of Windows. Magic Camera is shareware, but you can try it with limited features before buying it.
Pink icing: If you like it sweet, these designs will probably appeal to you. Not everything is on the too-cute side, but safe to say it's a recurring theme in the animated borders, heart designs, and other offerings to dress up your pics.
Includes a virtual Webcam: No Webcam? Magic Camera's virtual Webcam lets you display and record desktop video to embellish with cuteness.
Unattractive interface: Magic Camera's buttons and controls have a low-resolution look, and the layout has a slapdash feel.
Trial and adware: Despite being shareware with limited functionality, we were still subjected to adware when downloading Magic Camera.
Magic Camera offers some decent features, but it is easily outperformed by similar tools, including some freeware. If Magic Camera's features sound appealing, you have nothing to lose by trying it. But better, more up-to-date tools are available.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Magic Camera 8.8.3.
Want to add amazing webcam effects to your video chats by just one click? Want to stream files or screens to chat software / broadcasting websites like a real webcam? Want to protect your privacy in video chat rooms? Want to record webcam videos with cool effects? Want to make fun avatar pictures? Magic Camera does these all! Magic Camera is webcam software to enhance your webcam with 1000+ webcam effects. It adds a virtual webcam to let you play files, screens and video effects on video chats(for example, Skype, Live Messenger). Recording webcam videos & taking pictures with webcam with effects are also supported. Magic Camera is hot for video chats & live broadcastings. The supported webcam effects include: 1) Funny photo frames; 2) Many fantastic video transforming effects; 3) Face tracking & mask effect; 4) Pop up Flash/Gif emotions and animations on webcam videos; 5) Typing texts or painting pictures directly on the webcam video; 6) Webcam video overlay; 7) Picture in picture; 8) Real-time webcam backgrounds replacement; 9) Online free webcam effects packages downloadable.
December 08, 2012
Version: Magic Camera 8.0
None. I never was able to use the software.
The quality of the image was far too low for me to use. The customers service was poor. They would not return my money AND they sign you up for a RECURRING charge. I had to go into paypal to shut it down.
I strongly advise staying away from these people and this software.
We have several types of licenses. Standard license, which is the DEFAULT license and being chosen by most users, is one-time charge, no recurring charge.
I guess you bought 1 year license. If you selected auto-renewal option during your purchasing, 1 year license may charge you yearly. But obviously, this is how auto-renewal option works. Also, you should receive several notification emails before the charge really takes place. You can also disable the renewal option at any time yourself.
Please contact email@example.com for more help.
Users can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Normally we reply emails within 24 hours. Our head office is in USA and we also have branch offices in German and UK, but currently, we have no office in China.
As to the resizing question, please view the how-to on our site: How to configure wide-screen resolution on Magic Camera
There is a 15day money back offer for all of our software. Guaranteed and no question is asked.
Magic Camera is a webcam tool which is designed for video. If you'd like to record audio as well, please use our Virtual Audio Streaming software. http://download.cnet.com/Virtual-Audio-Streaming/3000-2168_4-75185424.html
July 02, 2011
Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1
I bought the magic cam after free trial period ,I found that is an exellent software I really happy with It, but after bought It I'm more happy with your quick respose ,efficiency supports . I'll recommend Your product, your service to everybody.
Updated on Oct 16, 2011
After payment, I miss-typed the license key. When I asked for their help, they replied my email within 10 minutes and help me to find the problem.
June 21, 2011
Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1
Magic Camera provides the most special effects I have seen for webcams. Many of the effects are tunable with sliders that allow you to change x/y/z axes, number of multiple images, etc. You can of course just use it right "out of the box" as is.
Some of the masks or objects like eyeglasses, moustaches, etc don't follow my face as well as other products I have tried even when keeping the resolution reasonable (640 x 480)
This product is compatible with Skype and provide hundreds of effects, masks, frames, filters, backgrounds, scenes etc. Most of them work very well. I am particularly impressed with some of the distortions and recommend Pete's Kaleidascope [sic] as a great way to experiment with the program.
June 19, 2011
Version: Magic Camera 7.2.1
I tried several software and think Magic Camera is better than others.
I want to point out that Magic Camera also integrates a virtual sound card to stream sounds besides virtual webcam video. Other software such as manycam/webcammax can not do this. This is a great feature.
Also, from my experience, Magic Camera does not expire even after 30 days, so you may keep using it after its free trial period.