Implementing Built-in Camera

Discussion in 'Windows' started by ChrisJBrady, Mar 26, 2010.

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    ChrisJBrady

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    I can't seem to get the camera to work. What apps are there pre-installed (or available online to drive it)? I have only managed to get it to work with Skype. But I'd like to use it to take photos (i.e. screen shots or in profile) and then to load these into a graphics app. In particular I want to take photos / videos of say book pages held up for it to see - and then use OCR to extra the text. But as I say I've only managed to get it to work with Skype. When I search for connected hardware the camera is not listed. Then when I try and install it the system wants a CD with driver(s) which of course I don't have (and cannot connect anyway). Many thanks - Chris B.
     
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    Thank you for that tip (Hmm - seems like someone deleted this). Yet another app. to download free at McDonalds!!
     
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    The pre-installed s/w to drive the camera can be found in the c:/windows folder and is called "Acer Crystal Eye webcam" - its possible to create a short cut for this and to place this on the Desktop. Doh!! Now why can't Acer include this kind of info. in the (what little there is) documentation for the netbook? CJB.
     
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