This article will help you learn how to change the brightness and contrast of the webcam on Windows 10. The camera (webcam) in the laptop is not feature-rich. At best, this built-in camera has a good or high resolution but beyond that, it definitely can’t be compared to an external webcam or to the cameras on modern mid-range phones.
Although the built-in webcam comes with basic features, it does have some limitations. It provides no editing facilities, neither internal nor external webcam, no control panel to manage its settings. Windows 10 has a hidden settings panel for the integrated webcam but it’s not quite what we expected.
Changing brightness or contrast, and other webcam settings, be it internal or external, is not easy in Windows 10. Accessing the hidden settings panel is tricky enough that most of us probably don’t use it.
An easier way to change and adjust the brightness and contrast of the webcam in Windows 10 is to use an app called Webcam Settings.
Webcam Settings is a free application and gives users access to more or less the same settings that the hidden settings panel does. The only difference is that it is much easier to use than the settings panel that Windows 10 has.
To change the brightness, contrast, hue, saturation, sharpness and more on the webcam in Windows 10, follow the steps below:
- Download Webcam Settings from here and run.
- Open drop-down menu Available Webcam Settings and select webcams.
- Click Settings.
In the panel that opens, use various slider to change brightness, contrast, color, sharpnessetc., from the camera.
- Click OK to save changes.
New settings will be saved and apps that use this Webcam Settings for example Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Chromeetc., will use the same settings.
All you need to do is allow the app to connect to the webcam and the webcam will automatically pick up the new settings.
Also read: How to Turn Android Phones into CCTV Cameras
If you need to change the webcam settings back to their original state, Webcam Settings gives you a simple way to do it.
- Open the app Webcam Settings.
- Open drop-down menu Available webcams and select webcams Bro.
- Click button Default.
- Click Ok. The webcam will be reset to default settings.
Red thread | Users may not be able to change all settings in Webcam Settings. This has to do with the physical limitations of the webcams they use. There is no guarantee that all settings will be available on high-quality or expensive webcams as manufacturers may lock access to them.