Launching CyberLink YouCam

CyberLink YouCam is launched in one of the following two ways:

  • automatically when you begin a webcam video call with an instant messaging software.
  • manually from the start menu, desktop shortcut, or the icon in the system tray.
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Note: you don’t need to start a webcam session to begin taking photo snapshots, capture live webcam video, or to take a desktop capture. Just simply launch CyberLink YouCam manually in the stand alone mode.

CyberLink YouCam Modes

CyberLink YouCam has four different modes, stand alone mode, IM mode, split mode and mirror mode. Some features are only available in certain modes.

  • Stand alone mode: when CyberLink YouCam is launched manually from the start menu, desktop shortcut, or the icon in the system tray, it opens in stand alone mode. In stand alone mode you can record and upload videos to YouTube/Facebook, and e-mail and print photos. The video surveillance feature is only available in this mode.
  • IM mode: when you start a webcam video call with a friend on your instant messaging software (Windows Live Messenger, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, etc.), CyberLink YouCam launches in the smaller IM (instant messaging) mode. Shared document viewing is only available in IM mode.
  • Split mode: you can share your webcam with more than one webcam application. To do this, ensure your webcam application capture devices are using the CyberLink Webcam Splitter (see Enabling CyberLink YouCam for more information). Next, ensure the CyberLink YouCam system tray icon is available, right-click on it, and then select your Capture Device from the list. Next, set your Capture Resolution and then select Launch Effects Room to open the effects room. When you select effects (see Adding and Applying Effects for more info) they display in any open webcam applications.
  • Mirror mode: you can access this mode via the start menu and the system tray icon. Mirror mode is designed to act just like a mirror if ever you need one. Once launched, you can change the video’s resolution, change the mirror’s frame, or zoom in on a specific portion of the mirror.
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Note: to ensure the best mirror image is available, it is recommended that you set the resolution to the maximum available. Mirror mode works best with webcams that support high-definition (1280×720) output.

YouCam User Interface

When using both stand alone or IM mode, you can resize the CyberLink YouCam user interface to suit your requirements.

Simply click and drag YouCam resize Launching CyberLink YouCam in the bottom right corner to resize any CyberLink YouCam window to fit your preference.

You can also click on the CyberLink YouCam title bar, in both the main window or the effects room window, to drag them to other locations on your desktop.

Launching CyberLink YouCam