Adjust, Save and Restore Webcam Properties With CamProps

    In recent months, I wrote a few articles that hinted that I was developing a webcam-related utility (here, here, here and here). About two weeks ago, I released it to my colleagues who liked it and found it useful. Now, after some improvements, I am ready for a release to a larger audience.

    What is it?

    CamProps is a free utility for quickly adjusting and managing the properties of webcams and other video capture devices.

    Where can I get it?

    You can download CamProps at

    Why should I use it?

    The picture quality of many webcams can be improved by manually tweaking properties like focus, exposure or gain. When doing so, you may run into a few issues, though:

    • If you are in a room with changing lighting conditions, you have to adjust the settings each time you want to use the camera.
    • Some third-party software may decide to reset the camera back to default.
    • And some devices simply forget all settings after a reboot.

    CamProps lets you

    • quickly adjust camera properties,
    • manage different sets of configurations, and
    • restore the settings with a single click.

    Which devices can I use?

    CamProps works with all webcams and video capture devices that support opening the webcam driver property dialog (either the default provided by Windows or a specific dialog by the manufacturer's driver).

    For instance, when you press the “” button for a Logitech C920 without the Logitech software installed, this will open the following dialog:

    (This dialog may look different for other devices)

    How do I start?

    • Head to
    • Download and install the program.
    • Read the “How to…” section on setting up your first configuration, activating a configuration and backing up the automatically stored settings.

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