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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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:iconxnubby-hornsx:
xNubby-Hornsx Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
doesn't work.  :I
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:iconrebellet:
Rebellet Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They took the webcam?! That is some serious bull right there.
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:iconafakeclearfromdmmd:
AfakeClearfromDmmd Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  New member Student Artist
i cant find it.....crying  
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:iconvannatoonz:
vannaToonz Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
What happened to it?I think it's missing or something:(
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:iconcaptaiin-katt:
Captaiin-Katt Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've tried multiple times, trying desperately to do this, but for some reason I can't Sad dummy 

Can anyone help? I could really use it :<
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:icontheshippinggoddess:
TheShippingGoddess Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Alright, Which one of you flat-foots stole my webcam? patrick gasp 

I mean it. Peachy 
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:iconoomormunaoo:
ooMormunaoo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
THEY DELETED WEBCAM AND IT'S ONLY FOR PREMIUM USERS , HOW STUPID.
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:iconasterlia:
Asterlia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Why did they take it away? I just noticed :(
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:iconoomormunaoo:
ooMormunaoo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
i don't know :/ but they were fun
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:iconzeldafanatic2200:
ZeldaFanatic2200 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I can't find but thanx for the tutorial!:)
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:iconsaltyarts:
SaltyArts Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are they totally gone?
Or is it just a Premium thing now?
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:iconibrighthearted:
iBrightHearted Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had a webcam this whole time till someone today deleted it while hacking me... WOOPDIE DOO!!!
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:iconsweetcat1129:
Sweetcat1129 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*Slaps whoever in the DA manangement desided to take away web cams* Mangle:If they dont put back webcams then I will bite whoever did this and take off there frontal lobe GRRRR
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:iconrileybadger13:
rileybadger13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
the bite of 15...
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:iconsweetcat1129:
Sweetcat1129 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The bite of 87 I did it once I can do it again.
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:iconrileybadger13:
rileybadger13 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thought it was your prototype/remodel that caused it.
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:iconallisonwonderland111:
AllisonWonderland111 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i had a webcam once...


good times. gooooood tiiiiiimes.
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:icondarkkirbyofthestars:
DarkKirbyOfTheStars Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
So good
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:iconwarrmongerr:
Warrmongerr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First you steal a logo then you take down a favorite feature.... good job DA
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:iconuniversora:
universora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015
That's a nice webcam you have there
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:iconnitorilemon:
NitoriLemon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why there's no webcam? ;c
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:iconanto-chan1:
Anto-chan1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student General Artist
 why?! :iconsadplz:
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:iconumbreveon:
UmbreVeon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
DA took webcam down? I was wondering were I could find it.
And yet they still have it in their FAQ page...
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:iconshannonxnaruto:
shannonxnaruto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish they'll bring back the Webcam! :iconfoxcryplz:
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:iconblueberrypuppies:
BlueBerryPuppies Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After this "AMAZING" new update, dA has turned to complete shit.
No webcams?
Im probably quitting this bullshit
Bye
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:iconsnio:
snio Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  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 Jan 30, 2015  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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:iconhem0toxin:
HEM0TOXIN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
ughhhh DA why you do thisss...
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:iconkutiekat2000:
kutiekat2000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
doesn't work anymore.. they took it down.. #savethewebcams 
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:iconjackfrostoverland:
JackFrostOverland Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  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 Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General 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 Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bloody hell dA
how could you
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:iconiicookehmonstar:
iicookehmonstar Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I will just put it on my old account :c
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:iconchillbolt:
ChillBolt Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  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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:iconoccsters:
Occsters Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Student Digital Artist
RIP Webcams 200?-2015


? in the "200" part is what year
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:iconsunny-cakes:
sunny-cakes Featured By Owner Edited Jan 29, 2015  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 Jan 25, 2015  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  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 Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist 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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:iconghost-of-vengance:
Ghost-of-Vengance Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  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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