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How to: Use a Webcam by dantesgirl How to: Use a Webcam by dantesgirl
Useful Links
:bulletpurple: Photobucket - For image/video uploading.
:bulletpurple: Download Mozilla FireFox - A MUCH better alternative to Internet Explorer.
:bulletpurple: ImageShack - Another image uploading website, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a good pop-up blocker.

F.A.Q

What sort of images can I use for my webcam?
Anything - that is the beauty of webcams. If you find a funny picture online, you can't put it in your gallery as it's violating the rules, but the webcam feature is the exception to dA gallery rules. Basically, it's the place to show off pictures you may or may not have created.

What makes the best webcam?
Like I said, you can upload anything to your webcam, but usually the best webcams are funny webcams. You have no idea how often I've gone to a deviant's page and their comments section is filled with comments such as, "OMG! YOUR WEBCAM MADE ME ROFL!" and "LMFAO. DUDE, YOUR WEBCAM!"

Alternatively, you can use your webcam to show off pictures of yourself and change them when you want without deviants being alerted. If you upload pictures of yourself too often (excluding stock of yourself), your watchers might accuse you of being a 'camera whore'. Containing pictures of yourself in your webcam will get rid of these accusations as your watchers aren't alerted when your webcam is changed.

My favourite artist on dA uploaded an AWESOME picture. Can I use that as my webcam?
There's nothing stopping you, but I REALLY wouldn't recommend it. If you truly supported an artist, you would want people to appreciate the art at the artist's page. Instead, why not link to the deviation in your journal and ask your friends/watchers to check it out?

Alternatively, if you have a deviantART subscription, start a collection of that artist's best work and feature it on your page using the Collections module.

Please note: I really wouldn't recommend using other artist's pictures as your webcam, but if the artist makes the image especially for you (like in my current webcam), there's no harm in featuring it in your webcam. I would recommend using your webcam for external images, such as images found on websites like Lolcats.

I'm still confused. :(
Feel free to note me or leave a comment on this deviation, that's what I'm here for. :D

Stripe pattern used from here.

I'm a loser. :bucktooth:
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:iconsnio:
snio Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THEY FOOGEN TOOK IT DOWN FUK U DEVIANTART
DEVIANT ART SUCJS NOW FUCK THIS IM GOING TO MARS
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:iconthingamajigs-r-us:
Thingamajigs-R-US Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago  Student Artist
THEY TOOK IT DOWN. WHAT? THEY TOOK IT DOWN? THEY TOOK IT DOWN?!
WWWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHYYYYYY?!!
I HAD A GOOD WEBCAM!
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:iconglyphtus:
glyphtus Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
ughhhh DA why you do thisss...
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:iconkutiekat2000:
kutiekat2000 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
doesn't work anymore.. they took it down.. #savethewebcams 
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:iconjackfrostoverland:
JackFrostOverland Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I have wanted this gif picture img11.hostingpics.net/pics/611… in my webcam but as the webcam is gone I put it on my page anyway! (I do not care even if the webcam is no longer there I still put my picture, that is!)
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:iconbetaluna:
betaluna Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anyone know why DA deleted this widget? :angry Because I loved my precious picture Crying 

(I'm very stupid to ask this question) Confused 
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:iconhaunte-d:
haunte-d Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
bloody hell dA
how could you
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:iconiicookehmonstar:
iicookehmonstar Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New member Hobbyist Artist
I will just put it on my old account :c
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:iconnexustrooper:
NexusTrooper Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so upset that they took the webcam away! That was so much fun to have on your page without having to go through so much HTML codes! 
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:iconchristinethepikachu:
ChristineThePikachu Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Artist
RIP Webcams 200?-2015


? in the "200" part is what year
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:iconsunny-cakes:
sunny-cakes Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Student Writer
2006 I think. ^_^
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:iconthediablosv:
TheDiabloSV Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist
GG DA.
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:iconhpmarocsvp:
hpmarocsvp Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did they remove the webcam option or something? I had a great gif. lol. :XD: Removing it was totally unecessary :(
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:iconanycartoonrp-alvin:
AnyCartoonRP-Alvin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
((I know right. I've been looking all over for a webcam and now that I've finally gotten it, the webcam option is gone. DARN IT DEVIANT ART! YOU WILL PAY.))
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:iconhpmarocsvp:
hpmarocsvp Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes!! Haha, I hope they'll put it back when they see ppl complaining XD
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:iconxemikohagax:
xEmikoHagax Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
omifgdjkcbjx  i cant find my webcam option 
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:iconphoenixmaster13:
Phoenixmaster13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't even touched my webcam in a while... but it had a hella awesome gif. Now it's gone.....
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:iconneutron-quasar:
Neutron-Quasar Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional General Artist
Really! They make deviantart even shittier! why they removed the webcam!!!??? -.-*
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:iconkalyxeclipse:
KalyxEclipse Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I KNOW!!!! >^<
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:iconblazedriver:
BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Pretty soon submitting art is going to be premium only as well.
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:iconphoenixmaster13:
Phoenixmaster13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great
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:iconblazedriver:
BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know right. As if all the cool html and css stuff being mostly premium exclusive wasn't awesome enough. I'm still not paying for premium. They can suck it.
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:icondemonic-exorcist:
Demonic-Exorcist Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you know now days is all money
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:iconmarzipan-x3:
Marzipan-x3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I seriously think about quitting this site...I mean it kind of doesn't seem as fun as it was. Idk, it's probably just me ^^'
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:iconblazedriver:
BlazeDriver Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear we ALREADY had stupid restrictions to our pages because they wanted them all to look similar, now they're taking basic features away as well :/
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:iconyurisexual:
yurisexual Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
thanks dA for making my profile look even shittier than before gg
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:iconshadow-arcanist:
Shadow-Arcanist Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bye webcams.

what the fucking hell, dA...
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:iconkalyxeclipse:
KalyxEclipse Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
-HEADDESK X100- DEVIANTART WAI
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:iconpsychodesu:
PsychoDesu Featured By Owner Edited Jan 23, 2015  Student
nice move da :^)
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:iconsirautopilot:
SirAutoPilot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
i feel ur pain
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:iconlgirisu:
lgirisu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
rip 
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:iconkeetybanga:
keetybanga Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you use it now
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:iconlgirisu:
lgirisu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
you have to be a premium member now i think
either tht or they completely removed it
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:iconkeetybanga:
keetybanga Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am one and yes they did i cry
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xXxSwiftxXx Featured By Owner Edited Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
But I have a problem, when after a few days after I got my web cam, I couldn't move it, so I removed it and now it just disappeared in the add widgets section..
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:iconguntz12:
Guntz12 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
...I have the same problem :(
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:iconsirautopilot:
SirAutoPilot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
they removed them :(
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:iconxxxswiftxxx:
xXxSwiftxXx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww..
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:iconsirautopilot:
SirAutoPilot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
they removed webcams...
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:iconxxxswiftxxx:
xXxSwiftxXx Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nuuuuu ;-;
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:iconguntz12:
Guntz12 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
yeah....su***
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:iconsirautopilot:
SirAutoPilot Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
:T
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:iconcraftymaelyss:
CraftyMaelyss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I was wondering if groups can use webcams? P:
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:icondelightfullygrimm:
DelightfullyGrimm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
This helped me so much, thanks!
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:iconfrightenedfan:
FrightenedFan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist
If I didn't find this I had no hope of having a webcam!
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:icondiceboy321:
diceboy321 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
k
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:iconthepurplemoonlight:
thepurplemoonlight Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  New member
it's pretty easy
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:iconalossgurke:
alossgurke Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much!!! <з
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:iconlegoyeah01:
Legoyeah01 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Filmographer
I can't drag it.
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:iconhollyleaf31:
Hollyleaf31 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I posted an image but it won't show!! HELP!!!
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