Error message: Another application may be using the camera
I recently bought the upgrade cd for my Intel webcam (CS340) so it would work on Windows XP. I was able to use it with Win 98
I get the following error message
Live video is currently unavailable. Anoither application may be using the camera, your Intel USB camera may not be plugged in or your software may not be properly installed
Here is a capture of the error message.
I use the webcam in Photoshop through 'file > acquire > intel webcam'
I think (but Im not positive) that I got this error message when I had Win98 but I cant think what the problem was
Can anyone help?
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Re: Error message: Another application may be using the...
What may be happening is photoshop is still aquiring the cam in the programme although you may of finished using the software and the camera automatically associates itself with adobe.
press Ctrl, Alt & Delete to get into task manager and in the applications tab look for your photoshop programme, if it is there, click end process.
If not there look in processes and do the same, this should release your camera for use with other applications.
If all fails you will have to uninstall the camera software and reinstall to associate it with the cam.
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you upgraded a driver windows 10 just upgraded a few days ago i would not upgrade drivers , watch what gets upgraded or it could be /the demise of your laptop beware! (i need more info which windows version? ) Hope this helps sounds like driver screwed you up !! Donald Deane MCSE,ASE,CPO
It will if you have the software upgrade cd-rom published years ago by intel when xp first appeared. Intel no longer supports any cameras considered "toys". The old cd-rom that came with the camera may work if you use compatiblity mode and select windows 98. The software does not work too well on the old cd so its best to use the upgrade. In order to find the upgrade cd it will be necessary to either go to ebay or a friend or put and ad in the paper.