When taking your webcam photo, whether or not you have a high quality and expensive webcam you can still follow some basic steps to get the best photo possible out of your web-camera.
One of the main important things to focus on when taking a photo is the lighting. Be sure that the light source is not behind the subject (you), as it will likely flood the webcam lens with light and cast the subject as a black/dark shadow.
To prevent this you simple need the source light to shine on the subject and to be behind the web-camera (see sample image below).
This is a general description of all of the HTMLSnap applications and their functions, so keep in mind that some parts of this description may only apply to specific applications.
- Clicking the 'Capture' button will freeze a single frame from your webcam and open up new options for printing or saving the webcam frame as a JPEG file (or a GIF file and multiple frames within the Ani-Me application).
- Clicking the 'Delete' button will remove the webcam frame you previously captured and give you the ability to capture another new frame.
- [Snap It]
- Clicking the 'Snap' button will upload and save your cuptured webcam frame to the HTMLSnap server(s) for free hosting. Depending on whether you're logged in when snapping the photo, your snapshot may expire and auto delete after 2 months.
- [Snag It]
- Clicking the 'Snag' button will save your captured webcam frame as a JPEG file (or GIF within Ani-Me) locally to your computer to any folder/local location that you decide to choose.
- Clicking the 'Print' button will send the captured webcam frame to your selected printer handler for printing (or PDF file creation).
- Clicking the 'Previous' button (where applies) will set the previous filter, effect or image within the webcam effects application you're currently using.
- Clicking the 'Next' button (where applies) will set the next filter, effect or image within the webcam effects application you're currently using.
- [Time Delay]
- Setting a 'Time Delay' from the drop-down list will enable you to delay the frame capture of your photo by X number of seconds, giving you time to set a pose. Where 'X' is a minimum of 3 seconds and a maximum of 60 seconds.
- Clicking the 'Reset' button (where applies) will reset the webcam instance to its normal state.
- [Load Image]
- Clicking the 'Load Image' button (where applies) will allow you to add a local image from your computer to the webcam application for unique personalised effects.
- [Post To Tumblr]
- Clicking the 'Post To Tumblr' button will open a new popup window that will allow you to send your snapshot photo to the HTMLSnap.Com Tumblr account. There will also be an option for you to add your own Tumblr account name. This will give visitors the chance to click straight through to your Tumblr and who knows, maybe increase your follows.
- [Vertical Flip]
- Clicking the 'Vertical Flip' button under the application (where applies) will flip your webcam instance upside down.
- [Horizontal Flip]
- Clicking the 'Horizontal Flip' button under the application (where applies) will mirror your webcam instance.
- [Remove Logo]
- Clicking the 'Remove Logo' button will remove the HTMLSnap.com logo from your snapshot(s), however this option is for logged in members only.
(Members Only) When setting your galleries to public all of the snapshots you put in to that public gallery will be assigned with a "Public Domain" Creative Commons licence (view site Terms).
Alternatively all snapshots are otherwise considered private and full responsibility belongs solely with the uploader and are attached with a private licence.