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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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TutanTurkeyTail Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I pasted a link into my webcam but it doesn't show the image...
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PotatoRainbow Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you please explain to me how to add more than 1 webcam? I see a lot of deviants with like 8 webcams with gifs and stuff! How do you do that!? If you could answer and explain please that would be nice! :D
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CrisisHalfPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No matter what image I try to link, all I get is the broken sign. I'm using chrome and just copy and paste the URL in the bar. Is that wrong?
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ShingStreet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Thank you very much for the help.
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Squirrelflight1235 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Any good URL's out there?
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KaoruxChan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Artist
gijeroige thanks so much!! ; u ; 
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ReinaHart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much
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RaquelArtQ Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for this tutorial :)
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Toakii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you move it to the top of your page?
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skrillexwolfforever Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional Filmographer
TANK U!!!!!
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