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In order to get a reasonable resolution on this 2.0 MB webcam, it results in a very dark image...my room has three lights on, total about 200 Watts lighting within 5 feet of my head. Very dissappointing, I have fiddled with all settings in VideoImpression but either the image is bright enough and blurry, or it is dark but not blurry. I have a high speed cable modem. Any ideas on how to improve this? I need for Skype.

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My photos are fuzzy and I dont have the disk im suppose too download what do i do


There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.
Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel." Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu. Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast. Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam. A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see. Adjust your screen resolution. When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection. To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts. Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality. If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity. Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using. For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar. Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation. Test your bandwidth settings. If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection. In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps. To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check. Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can. Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth. Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.

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What could cause my webcam to be blurry?


Whether your holding a video business conference, having a personal video chat with a friend or recording video with your laptop webcam, image clarity plays a huge factor in the quality of the video. There are a number of factors that contribute to the image quality, including available lighting and screen resolution settings.
Adjust your webcam settings, such as brightness contrast, hue and saturation to accommodate the lighting in the room. In order to access your webcam settings, click on "Start" and open the "Control Panel." Choose "Hardware" and then choose your internal webcam from the hardware menu. Select the "Properties" tab to open the setting controls and slide each bar until you achieve the ideal visual settings for your broadcast. Increase the available lighting behind you when conducting a webcam chat, but do not increase the lighting close to the webcam. A lack of back lighting not only creates a darker image projection, but can cause graininess. Too much light close to the webcam can blanch the image, making it difficult to see. Adjust your screen resolution. When the image quality is blurred and distorted during a webcam broadcast, lowering your resolution can sharpen the image projection. To lower your resolution, right-click on your desktop and click "Properties." Choose "Screen Resolution," from the available prompts. Lower the screen resolution one step below where it is currently set and test the image quality. If it needs further sharpening, repeat the process until you achieve the desired clarity. Adjust settings in the video chat program you are using. For example, if you are using Skype, select "Tools" and click on the "Video" icon in the left toolbar. Select "Webcam Settings" and adjust your visual and camera function settings, such as the hue and saturation, as well as lighting compensation. Test your bandwidth settings. If the traffic on your network is high, and multiple users are sharing the same Internet connection, it can affect your bandwidth and lower the quality of your video projection. In order to conduct a quality video session, you should have minimum bandwidth connection of 128 kbps. To check your bandwidth, visit an online test site like SpeedTest and run a bandwidth check. Dust off the lens to free dust particles with an air can. Dust particles can cloud the clarity, but you don't want to wipe them away with your fingers or a rough cloth. Blasting the lens with a burst of canned air will blow away debris and help improve picture clarity.

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Poor quality output on my cam too dark hardly see any image


most webcams require a signifigant amount of lighting in order to process the video. try adding a desklamp or a brighter overhead room light.

Dec 23, 2010 | A4tech PK-635 Webcam

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Troubleshooting


Instructional steps to follow
  1. Verify that the Logitech webcam is connected to your computer if your computer doesn't register its existence, if the webcam's power light isn't glowing or if no image shows on your webcam software. The webcam's USB cord should be firmly inserted into an open USB slot. For the best results, use a USB port on your computer instead of a port on a peripheral device like a USB hub or a keyboard.
  2. Adjust your room's lighting if the Logitech webcam image is excessively dark. Logitech's cameras have no built-in light. For the best viewing image, your light source should come from behind the Logitech webcam instead of shining into the webcam's lens.

  3. Quit any open programs other than the software that's using the Logitech webcam if you get errors regarding more than one program trying to use the camera (e.g., a chat software and a voice-over-IP program both trying to use it at once). This can create data problems and software conflicts.
  4. Check for updates to your Logitech drivers from Logitech's support site. The company regularly releases software updates and patches that resolve commonly encountered glitches and problems. Download the patch and double-click it to initiate an automated installation process. Your computer typically needs to be restarted before you can resume use of the Logitech device.
  5. Contact Logitech's webcam support line at 646-454-3209 if you still cannot get your webcam to work correctly. Support technicians are available weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST. Have your model and 10-digit part number ready. Such numbers are usually located on the bottom of the webcam or on its packaging.

Oct 31, 2010 | Logitech Webcam

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When taking photo shots, the image is very dark. Have tried using 500 watts bulb; picture image not better


Try looking at the lens of the webcam itself, maybe there is some thin film that needs to be cleaned off. Another solution is to use a program like Adobe Photoshop, or, something similar, to brighten the pics manually. Else it could just be a defective webcam.

Hope this helps. :)

Sep 29, 2010 | Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX Personal...

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Image is dark


Hi,

I suggest you uninstall the drivers and software of this camera and reinstall it again from the disc provided with this camera.

This should fix the issue.Let me know the result.


Thank you for using fixya.

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No clear picture of partner by using Skype


Hi,

Please uninstall and re-install your skype once more, ths would solve the problem.

Regards

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Web camera is not a clear picture


is it because its dark? for this webcam and alot of other webcams, the lighting of the room is a kep factor for the quality of your picture =]
i think the reason the picture sucks and its fuzzy and the playback is slow is because its dark, in your room... theres like a funnel looking thing infront of your lens, try to keep the funnel thing from keeping a shadow.. if you see in the daylight with the windows open or open lighting from the sun, the quality of your picture is bomb =] if this doesnt work, im sorry =]

Jan 17, 2009 | HP EW192AA Webcam

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Can't see me during night time even there's is light


Several factors determine onscreen size of a video image produced by a Webcam. The actual Webcam hardware may be limited to a maximum resolution. The percentage of your screen filled by a Webcam image will be a factor based on your desktop resolution and the maximum resolution of the Webcam image. A third factor impacting image size is available bandwidth Webcam software may also play a role in determining image size, but in most cases the software is only limited by the Webcam output. There are several ways to optimize your results to make sure you send a Webcam image viewable at the highest resolution acceptable to relatives on the other end, while also optimizing your system to maximize available screen real estate with inbound images from relatives.
Webcam hardware is often a big limiting factor in determining maximum image size. Most Webcams on the market today output a maximum 640x480 image, which easily fills a television screen. Any of the Webcams currently available from Logitech, Creative, Apple, D-Link or the numerous niche companies marketing Webcams will support 640x480, although some produce better results than others. If you have a Digital Video camera capable of doubling as a Webcam, you may get a 720x480 maximum image size. Apple's iSight camera and some of the higher end Logitech cameras using CCD instead of CMOS image sensors produce excellent images at 640x480 in well-lit rooms.
Knowing 640x480 is the maximum image size, don't expect incoming video to fill your screen if you have your resolution at 1024x768. The graphic below is shows the relative portion of a 1024x768 screen filled by a 640x480 image at 50% of actual size. If you want the incoming video to fill your screen, reset the resolution of your monitor to 640x480 to properly accommodate the incoming video feed. This assumes your relatives are capable of sending 640x480 video from their end. If their sending limitation is 320x240, the best you can hope for is a video filling 50% of your 640x480 screen.

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ig you see an image but its just too dark, try adjusting the settings of brightness and contrast including lighting on the room.

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