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My webcam is very pixilated and blurry and dark. It wasnt like this when i first got it and when i click on restore settings the image gets really dark and worse. how do i get the clarity and perfect image it once had?

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Hello.

I would suggest to update the Webcam driver.

Go to Device Manager and look for Imaging devices. Then select your Webcam. Right-click and select Update Driver.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 11, 2010

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