Add Effects While In Video Chat: Free Webcam Effects

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Free Webcam Effects, as the name of this free software suggests, it is an effect generator for your web camera. It can be used during video chats or you can use it to record videos where your background is changed to something else, where you have a funny nose or ears, horns on your head, funny text hovering around you or any other of the countless effects which are available. Free Webcam Effects works in real-time, it add effects live as you are chatting with your online contacts.

Free Webcam Effects default window

Image above is the default interface which waits for you when you first start Free Webcam Effects. Left side is reserved for the video preview and recording controls among other things, while the entire right part of the window is where effects are located. Notice that there are ten categories of web camera effects that you can use, each one contain dozens of different effects.

Key Features of this Free Webcam Effects:

  • Free, simple, and well supported, works with majority of web cameras.
  • Offers face, background, filter, frame, object, text webcam effects.
  • Comes with video preview and video recording with effects included.
  • Add effects in real-time during chat on Skype, MSN, AOL, ICQ etc.
  • Built-in uploader of recorded videos to YouTube.

Be careful when installing Free Webcam Effect because it tries to install a web browser toolbar and it tries to change your homepage. Other than that, everything went smoothly while installation, let’s now see just what kind of effects are offered by this free web camera effects generator.

How to Add Web Camera Effects with Free Webcam Effects?

If you just want to create a video recording of yourself with the effects active, you can use the web cam player on the left to do that. First go through the categories of the effects and find the one that you want to use. Select it and then click Rec.

Free Webcam Effects web cam player

If you want, you can also create snapshots. All the effects which you’ve added are gonna be listed down below. Now when it comes to applying the effects in real-time, while you are chatting, the procedure is the same, with the exception of clicking on the Rec button. Free Webcam Effects is gonna install its own web camera drivers which will be sending video with effects to chat windows.

Free Webcam Effects backgrounds

You just need to select the effect you want to use and minimize this free webcam effect generator to the system tray. Call it up back again only when you need to change the effect that you’re using.


Free Webcam Effects is a great way of how you can prank your friends, have some laughs by putting various objects on your face while chatting or your can change your background and make it seem as though you’re contacting them from Space or the White House. Try Free Webcam Effects and see what kind of fun you can have with it. Click here to download it. You may also try Fake Voice and Webcam Snapshot reviewed by us.

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