You can use the Settings tab in the LifeCam software to adjust the audio and video features of your LifeCam. If you have more than one webcam installed, you can also select the webcam you want to use.
NoteThe settings for good video quality depend on factors such as the computer that you are using and the ambient lighting and sound. You may have to adjust the resolution several times before you find the best resolution for your computer.
When you use a Microsoft LifeCam that supports TrueColor, you will automatically receive bright and colourful video.
When you use a Microsoft LifeCam that supports TrueColor + ClearFrame Technology, you will automatically receive bright and colourful video in virtually all lighting conditions, including low quality lighting.
You can change the resolution for photos and videos that you capture with your LifeCam. Resolution is the amount of information that appears on your screen, measured in pixels. Low resolution (for example, 160 x 120 pixels) makes the image appear to be smaller. Higher resolution (for example, 320 x 240 pixels) makes your image appear to be bigger. When you set the highest photo resolution, the video resolution is automatically set.
Example of low resolution photo: (160 x 120 pixels)
Example of higher resolution photo: (320 x 240 pixels)
There are several choices for photo and video resolution, and the highest photo resolution depends on the LifeCam model. Typically, the photo resolution will be the same as the default video resolution for your webcam; however, you should use the highest resolution to capture photos if you plan to print them.
If you use more than one LifeCam webcam and want to switch between them: