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  • 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.