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Free camera software that works as a simple alternative

Free camera software that works as a simple alternative

Vote: (168 votes)

Program license: Free

Program by: Microsoft

Version: 6.2.8

Works under: Windows


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Since we saw the camera made for the Windows 10, we've seen iterations for it with the Windows camera software. However, this isn't the same software that you might acquire with the Windows 10, which is a little different. Instead, it works like the alternative to what you have with your current software. You might try this camera if you're sick of what you get with the Windows 10.

Free Software Developed by Microsoft

Not created as state-of-the-art technology, but it does work as a rudimentary camera program. Ever wished how you could take a picture from the webcam or with video? You can do that now with the Windows 8 camera. You might also make use out of this software if you have an Xbox One used on the PC. The other two areas where it makes sense includes for the tablet and the Windows phone. Each function will have a symbol that is self explanatory on what you should do next. To give an example, the torch means flash or to turn the flash off. You might also hit the arrow to stand for the image orientation. The icons also remain self-explanatory, and they help to make the software feel more intuitive.

Capture Video and Snap Pictures

You can now take video as well as photo images if you want with this new system. It was one of the most recent updates, and if you use the web camera or the devices, you have the web camera and you might also use the software instead of the pre-loaded software for the device. We have to keep in mind how this isn't necessarily sophisticated software, but it's still decent enough to get the job done as needed. When we took a look at it, we have a basic and effective program that accomplishes the goals that it sets out to achieve.

The Shortcut

The Windows 8 camera app can be used to either record videos or snap pictures. While the interface remains quite simple, the advantage of this is how it's easy to set it back up. Before you begin the camera app, you will first have to install the webcam, and click on the camera tile. You tap it and it will come to you.

As you might notice, there's nothing to set with this camera. That's one of the biggest advantages of using it is how you don't have to do much to get it work. You simply turn it on and snap some pictures. You should, however, set the privacy statements and set the permissions for what websites will have access to the microphone and webcam. In general, this is a worthwhile app to download and try out especially if you're tired of your old software for the camera.


  • Record videos and snap pictures as the need arises.
  • The interface remains overly simplistic.
  • No need set the configurations.


  • Overly simplistic and not enough advanced features.