Maximize webcam's capability

CyberLink YouCam is a social and communication program developed by the Taiwanese multimedia software for Windows desktop use. It allows you to get much more from your simple webcam. It has the capability to cover everything, from you basically taking and enhancing your photos, adding weird and wonderful special effects, webcam chats, to  PowerPoint presentations. 

What is CyberLink YouCam and do I need it?

If you fancy turning yourself into an alien or Santa Claus while video calling then CyberLink YouCam is probably for you. Other effects include weird backgrounds, all sorts of clipart and comic-like effects, hats and fake beards, and even a free-hand drawing tool if you wish to get extremely creative. It works with most major messaging clients, including Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger

Many of the photo enhancement tools seen here are only useful for those taking photos on a Windows 8 device. Nevertheless, you can still apply filters, effects, and enhancements that possibly work on webcams. To give you a tip, it will be more useful and effective when used with a tablet. Besides the fun part, this software solution includes a video surveillance utility that can effectively help you keep control of your property without spending a fortune on an expensive surveillance system. 

It gives you the authority to use multiple webcams as CCTV cameras, as well, to protect your property while you're away. You can obviously access footage from the cameras when you're on the move although the logistics of setting up such a system are quite complicated. On top of that, you will have the liberty to set up Face Login—a system whereby the only way to unlock your PC is by facial recognition.

Well organized, slick interface

All the effects included in this communication tool are neatly organized in different tabs, and their results can actually be applied in real-time. Its overall interface is very slick with a smart Adobe AIR-style interface. It also organizes photos that you've taken very efficiently in a calendar which can tell you when and at what time those certain photos were taken.

The most recent release of CyberLink YouCam also features an enhanced interface with augmented reality technology that enables you to interact with 3D virtual objects in the video preview window. With the existing support for HD video, this adds another layer of realism to the effects although still, many of them look crudely superimposed.

An all-round webcam tool

CyberLink YouCam is a useful webcam tool that will spice up any web chat, presentation and allow you to get more out of your webcam in general. However, the free features that you can experience here are very limited. Thus, if you are looking for a completely free alternative, you can possibly consider downloading Logitech Webcam Software instead.

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CyberLink YouCam 7 - The Complete Live Video Studio for Your Webcam

CyberLink YouCam 7 delivers the functionality of a complete live video studio for your webcam. It includes face beautifier tools, over 200 fun effects for video chats and recordings, and a full set of video screen capture tools. In addition, it offers simple-to-use and efficient security tools, such as surveillance and face login. Transform your virtual presence with YouCam 7.

YouCam 7 offers a complete set of fun effects, picture enhancement tools, instant beautifying features and business presentation capabilities. Additionally, YouCam provides surveillance, face login, and face logout features to keep you your home and PC secure.


  • Support for HD video and augmented reality
  • Works with most major messenger clients
  • Great background scenery effects
  • Includes surveillance and security tools


  • Effects sometimes look very superimposed
  • Photo apps only mainly useful on tablets

Program available in other languages

CyberLink YouCam for PC

  • Trial version

  • In English
  • V 10.0.1830.0
  • 3.5


User reviews about CyberLink YouCam

  • Leanne Carol Miller

    by Leanne Carol Miller

    I made a video, then I paid for the subscription, twice.... still can't download or use my own video that took an hr to make. Garbage

  • Dhandel Arado

    by Dhandel Arado

    amazing cam and im very satisfied clear and you can select any design of this cam.

  • aungthansoe soe

    by aungthansoe soe

    well app
    This app is very useful for interconnecting among friends, family members, work groups and social media.

  • sudhakar mullapudi

    by sudhakar mullapudi

    very good and nice software it's using comfortly and we are suggested to more persons

  • Richard Gandari

    by Richard Gandari

    I love the 'choose camera function.' It helps me choose between my webcam and other USB attached cameras. Very useful when I do live recordings of fam More

  • BoB Evancho

    by BoB Evancho

    I recommend the program. It was easy to download and install. It worked on the first try. Great program.


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