Willing Webcam

Full version:
5.54
Last Revision Date:
Nov 03, 2014
License:
Free to try
Updates:
Free to registered users
Size:
6.2M
Evaluation:
21 days
System Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7, 8
download exe download ZIP

Willing Webcam Lite

Lite version:
5.54
Last Revision Date:
Nov 03, 2014
License:
Free to try
Updates:
Free to registered users
Size:
5.8M
Evaluation:
21 days
System Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista/Win7/Win8
download exe download ZIP

Compatibility with
Video Devices

Willing Webcam is compatible with most USB-based or FireWire (IEEE 1394) video devices, including webcams, camcorders, TV and video capture cards, TV tuners, Canon digital cameras, and IP network cameras. We also support the pan, tilt, and zoom features of Logitech webcameras.

Image Effects

There are a few interesting options for webcam effects.

Sometimes you need to mount your webcam to a ceiling or a wall. The 'Horizontally Flipped', 'Vertically Flipped', and 'Rotation' options will help you.

The 'Image Effect > Alpha Blend' feature is a simplified version of the Watermark feature. To enable this feature:
1. Image Effect -> on
2. Image Effect > Alpha Blend -> on
3. Image Effect > Alpha Blend > Amount -> 100
4. Image Effect > Alpha Blend > Bitmap -> image path (bmp, jpg)
5. Image Effect > Alpha Blend > Transparent -> on
The image size must be equal to the preview size. The upper left corner pixel is taken as a transparent color.

The Stacking feature is useful for recording scenes with bad lighting or for astronomy buffs. The 'Add / Divisor' blending mode allows you to get better lighting in your images. You can catch a comet or stars moving with the 'Select brightest pixel' mode.

A set of different effects that can be applied to the image.

Enable
Enable image effects.

Embossed
The image will take on a bas-relief look.

Horizontally Flipped
Flip image along its Y axis.

Vertically Flipped
Flip image along its X axis.

Rotation
This property controls the rotation of the image.

Angle
The amount of rotation (in degrees).

Center X
Determine the X coordinate about which the rotation occurs.

Center Y
Determine the Y coordinate about which the rotation occurs.

Alpha Blend
A set of properties that allow alpha-blending.

Amount
A number specifying how much of the image is blended with the bitmap.

Bitmap
The bitmap to blend the image with.

Transparent
Determines whether or not to use the upper-left hand corner pixel as a transparent color.

Color
Heavily skew towards a roughly equivalent shade of the specified color.

Tint Color
Paint with a bias towards that color.

Contrast
Cause pixels to appear darker and lighter relative to each other.

Value
The amount of contrast.

Gray Scale
Convert the image to a grayscale image.

Inverted
Invert every pixel to its opposite.

Lightness
Positive values lighten the image, whereas negative values darken the image.

Value
The amount of lightness.

Saturation
Color intensity in the image.

Value
The amount of saturation.

Sharpen
Sharpens the image.

Value
The amount of sharpening.

Sponge
Cause a somewhat artistic effect to be applied to the image.

Value
The amount of sponge.

Gaussian Blur
Softens/blurs the image.

Value
The amount of gaussian blur.

Wave
Allows sophisticated warping effects to be applied to the image.

Ratio
The amount of the overall warping.

Wrap
Contain the pixels on the opposite side of the image as though the image were tiled.

X Div
The level at which the image is distorted along the X axis.

Y Div
The level at which the image is distorted along the Y axis.

Stacking
To increase the brightness of a webcam image the program adds several input images with a period equal to the exposition value then it divides the sum by divisor. If the divisor is 1, the result will be a standard Stacking effect. You can get an averaged image by increasing the divisor.

To get a trace of a moving object on a dark background (for example, a comet on the dark sky) use the 'Select brightest pixel' blending mode.

Image Qty
Quantity of all the input images.

Exposition (msec)
Period between the input images.

Blending Mode
Blending mode used to combine the images.

Divisor
Specify a divisor between 1 and the number of input images.

Gamma
Specify a gamma correction to avoid undesired color/brightness changes.

Thresholds
Set pixels in the input images to pure white or black depending on their intensity.

Low threshold
All pixels in the input images with an intensity of less than this value will have their intensity set to 0 (i.e. pure black) before blending.

High threshold
All pixels in the input images with an intensity of more than this value will have their intensity set to 255 (i.e. pure white) before blending.