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LindaCarol
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How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

I have a Dell Studio Laptop Computer.  I need to take a picture of myself and I don't know how to do that. 

Could someone please tell me how to take my picture with the intedgrated webcam in my computer ????

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brakker1
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Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Here's someone looking for help on the same problem I have..... and it's a year old with no reply.  I must say this "forum" is a zero!

Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Hi brakker1,

Thank you for posting on Dell forum. We do our best to answer all the posts that come up on this forum however we might have missed it accidentally. Request you to try following the below steps:

(1) From the Webcam Central window, click the Snap Photos tab

(2) Configure settings by clicking the More Options button

 

(a) Click the Photo size box and select the size that you want

(b) Click the Self timer box to specify a fixed amount of time before the camera performs a task. To change the time, click this list box and click the time that you want.

(c) Click the Burst rate box and select the number of photos you want the camera to capture continuously when clicking the Snap button.

(3) Click the Snap button to capture a photo.

(4) Photos are saved as files in the media folder after capturing.

(5) To view photos captured today in the photo viewer, double-click the photo files displayed in the Captures panel.

If you have further questions do reply to the same thread.

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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brakker1
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Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Thanks for the fast reply, Kiran.  Now if you will just tell me where the Webcam Central window can be found......?

I have a Dell Inspiron with indows 8.

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Hi brakker1,

Request you to follow the below steps:

(1) Click on the camera icon available in the main screen  or

(2) Move the pointer to the top right corner and click search.

(3) Type webcam and hit enter.

(4) On the left side webcam application will be available select it.

Do reply with your findings.

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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brakker1
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Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Kiran,

Clicking the camera square just opened the camera  (picture of myself on screen).  Nothing on left side of screen to select except inset of webcam pic and inset of desktop.  No options.

When using search (for webcam) I get "No apps match your search".   Are these instructions for Windows 8?  

Just for the record I HATE Windows 8!

P.S.     I do not understand step 4 in the instructions.

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Hi brakker1,

The above answer indicates that the Webcam is working. However, to run the application you may either use Dell webcam central or Skype.

You may use the below link to download webcam central:

ftp.us.dell.com/.../Dell_SX2210-Monitor_Webcam%20SW%20RC1.1_%20R230103.exe

Then run it in compatibility mode by following the below steps:

(1) Click on the above link and save it on the desktop.

(2) Then right click on the .exe file and select properties.

(3) Now select compatibility tab.

(4) Check “Run this program in compatibility mode for option” box.

(5) Now select Windows 7 in the below box.

(6) Click on apply and install the application.

This should help the issue. Do reply with your findings.

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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brakker1
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Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Kiran,

I downloaded the file as directed, then right clicked on the downloaded file and selected properties.  There was

no compatibility tab.  

Why do we have Windows 7 involved?

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Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Hi brakker1,

Request you to try the below steps:

You may use the below link to download webcam central:

ftp.us.dell.com/.../Dell_SX2210-Monitor_Webcam%20SW%20RC1.1_%20R230103.exe

Then run it in compatibility mode by following the below steps:

(1) Click on the above link and save it on the desktop.

(2) Now detect DW Central and double click on it.

(3) Click on setup.exe and extract the file to desktop.

(4) Now right click on the child file that gets created on the desktop after extracting and select properties.

(5) Click on compatibility mode.

(6) Now follow the steps mentioned by me in the above post.

We don’t have Dell webcam central software for Windows 8 hence we have to install it in compatibility mode.

Thanks and Regards,
Kiran Kumar
Dell Social Media and Community Professional
Order Status : http://dell.to/1fgKSTr
Download Drivers : http://dell.to/1hcxG98

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brakker1
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Re: How to take my picture with my Dell webcam in the computer

Apparently I am not doing something (anything?) right.  I cannot find any way to take a picture.  I never found any compatibility options nor DW Central.  The webcam still displays whatever it sees, but I see no way to take a snapshot.  

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