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the camera usage on the computer

How do I use my web-cam when I want to take pictures without being on facebook,twitter, etc             

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Re: the camera usage on the computer

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Hi KK-Nicole,


You can use your Webcam "by itself and off-line"


Your webcam software is either YouCam or MediaSmart depending on your computer...


Start > search / type "youcam" or "mediasmart" >

Select "YouCam" or "MediaSmart WebCam"


Here is a Help Document on all things Webcam:

Fixing Webcam Problems in Windows 7


Ignore that "Problems" bit in the document title - the doc will tell you about how to test the software and a little bit about how to use it.  Essentially, open it up and play with it.  You can take pictures and videos and store them right in your account. 


Have Fun!



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