The Webcam is a device that can be used to capture or record the picture that will be displayed on the computer’s screen. By using a website, we can straightly enter the computer’s display. This device is commonly used to do a chatting activity and by using the webcam we can see the video or picture of our chatting partner and vice versa; they can also see us too.
If you want or need to use this webcam device in your Windows 10, you can activate your webcam by doing the instructions below. So, check this out.
Webcam Settings for Windows 10 using an external webcam
Here are the steps for doing this first method:
- Install the webcam device in our computer (webcam external). If you used the laptop or notebook that has been already completed with the webcam camera; it means that the webcam has been installed.
- After that, try to check whether the webcam has been installed and can be used or not.
- To do so, click the start menu and then choose the control panel option.
- In the control panel menu, you have to choose the ‘system’ option
- After that, in the System Property box, you have to click the hardware and then choose the device manager option
- In that Device Manager box, click the + symbol that is located in the imaging device part. Make sure that your webcam has been already there.
- If there is a webcam there, it means that your webcam device has been installed. The next step is checking whether it can be used or not. To do so, you need to enter the windows explorer and then check the left column about your webcam reference
- Click the name of your webcam and then there will be the record result of our webcam in the right column. If that picture or record is displayed, it means that our webcam is ready to use.
- Then, you need to do a setting in your chatting program. You have to remember that the chatting program which will be used must support the webcam. For the example, you can use the chatting program such as Skype or Yahoo Messenger. In addition, your friend has to use the same chatting program as well.
- If you use the Yahoo Messenger application, below are some ways that you can do for setting the webcam.
- First of all, open the Yahoo Messenger app and then login with your username and password.
- After that, the list of your friends will be displayed and double click on your friends whom you want to chat. The chat dialog box will appear.
- Click on the camera picture for inviting your friend to see your picture or video
- If a dialog box is shown, you just need to click the OK option and then choose the kind of connection that you use.
- If it is working, your picture will be displayed on the screen.
- In the chat box there will be the statement of you have invited and in your friend dialog box, the same statement will appear too but there will be the addition of a word accept
- If your friend clicks on that accept option, your picture will be shown on your friend’s screen
- If you want to see the picture of your friends, you need to do the same things too and your friend must have a webcam as well.
Those are the information about the first method to do.
Webcam Settings for Windows 10 using an internal webcam
If the first method to do the webcam settings for Windows 10 above is not working, you can try this second method. Here are the complete instructions that we will share.
- If you are in the Windows 10 start screen, you have to left-click the Webcam app.
- Then, click (left-click) on the search menu
- Type “camera” in that searching box
- Left-click or click on the camera icon that is displayed in the result of your search
- The other way to access the webcam settings is from the locked user screen. You just need to click or left-click and then drag for opening the webcam application
- For entering the webcam settings, you have to right-click inside the webcam app that you will use
- After that, click or left-click to any settings that you want to change. This setting can be different and it is depending on what your webcam is able to do.
This second method is so simple. So, have a try to start using the webcam on your Windows 10.
If the two methods above are not working, here is the third method that you can try.
- First of all, you have to open the camera or the webcam application. At the lower right corner of the screen, you need to click or left-click the setting option. After that, you need to choose the options menu.
- From that menu, you can adjust the settings of your webcam based on your needs. The available settings that are usually available are like the show or hide gridlines, turn the turn the video stabilization on or off and microphone on or off.
After that, you can access the camera or any webcam settings in your Windows 10. You can also customize it based on your personal needs and use. If you cannot use some of the important features, you can try for accessing them by using the third-party camera software that will replace all of those options. It can also let you for having many more interesting features. Nowadays, it is so easy to find the third-party camera software application that you can use in your Windows 10.
That is the information which we can share about the webcam settings for Windows 10. The methods above are so easy to do and you need to try it. We hope that this information is beneficial for you to start using your webcam and then having fun.