Webcam Settings for Mac
Webcam Settings is a small status bar menu application designed to help you use different camera settings with specific applications. For example, you can employ certain adjustments when running Photo Booth and an altered set when you video chat using Messages.
The application stays out of your way most of the time and you quickly toggle between different settings via the status bar menu. However, when you first start using the application, you must navigate to the Webcam Settings Panel and create your own presets.
Webcam Settings is able to work with any iSight camera or with external webcams connected via an USB port. The application automatically detects the adjustments supported by your camera and displays them in the Settings Panel.
This way, you are able to adjust the auto-exposure mode, the white balance temperature and the image brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness or Gamma level. In addition, you can change the power line frequency to reduce the flicker effect or toggle the backlight compensation.
However, you must make sure that you are running an application that uses the webcam in order to preview the modifications. What's more, you can utilize multiple presets in the same app, depending on what you need to accomplish.
Other customization options include the possibility to hide the menubar icon or adjust the update frequency for reading the auto settings from the webcam and writing the settings to the webcam.
When you are satisfied with the result, simply press the "Save Current Settings" button and input a name for your preset: this way you will be able to change the camera settings in no time via the Webcam Settings status bar menu.
To sum up, Webcam Settings offers you the possibility to use different webcam presets and enables you to quickly toggle between them in no time.