Click Below To Access Your Webcam

Webcam App Directions

  • Click on the Webcam Icon to initiate the application.
  • Allow Access to the required device(s).
  • Select the type of snapshot you would like to take. Note that if your browser does not support the MediaRecorder API then the video option type will not be available to you.
  • Click on the clock icon should you need to set a slight time delay before the capture occurs.
  • Click on the chevron icons to cycle through various Webcam Effects.
  • Click the camera icon to capture a photo or to start capturing the video.
  • Select the "share" button for your share options or click the small preview image to download your captured snapshot.
  • You can also change the webcam resolutions and as a result change your snapshot dimensions. Click one of the webcam quality settings, VGA, QVGA, HD, Full HD, 4K or 8K.

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Snapshot Filters Or Effects

Note that we are still in the ongoing process of converting obsolete Flash based code to more modern JS and WebGL code. Be sure to check that your browser supports WebGL.

Ascii Filter Effect

The ascii filter will convert your webcam pixel stream into a mixture of letters and numbers, giving you a very matrix style effect.

RGB Splitter Filter

The RGB splitter filter separates your three colour channels (red, green and blue) and offsets them from each other slightly returning a unique effect.

Fly Vision Filter

As the name suggests, the fly vision filter will allow you to experience the sight of a fly by grid sectioning your webcam display.

Split Screen Filter

This simple filter will split one half of your webcam display and overlay it mirrored on the other half.

Quad Screen Filter

This filter will split your webcam stream into four and mirror it on the vertical and horizontal axis.

Invert Filter

The invert filter inverts each webcam pixel colour into it exact inverted opposite colour, for example: white pixels become black and black pixels become white.

Pixelated Effect

The pixelated filter takes your High Definition webcam stream of many pixels and Squooshes them all onto much fewer pixels. Think the complete opposite of CSI Zoom Enhance.

Blur Filter

The blur filter is great for taking your crisp, crystal clear HD webcam stream and making you think that you really need to buy some glasses or upgrade the pair you already have. This effect is not for everyone, but it is a timeless classic, so it was added anyway.

TV Glitch Effect

For those of us old enough to remember analogue TV, this effect will basically give your webcam a bad reception, but don't adjust your aerial/antenna... or look for one, that'd be pure madness.

Night Vision Filter

Unfortunately this night vision filter will not turn your webcam into an actual night vision camera, however it well do the next best thing and make your webcam display look like a night vision display. That's almost as good, right ? ..... right ?... hello ?

Sepia Filter

The Sepia filter is another classic and classy filter for creating an oldie, antique western style photograph.


There are still many more to come, so keep checking back with us :)

Snapshot Quality And Size

Please note that recording video clips as well as using some webcam filters or effects maybe lag and possible crash the browser at higher dimensions (8K for example - depending on your system/device). We have not restricted these options from being selected on lower resource devices, so user's discretion is advised.

There may however be restrictions added should these options result in high usage of our servers resources (subject to our hosting costs and available resources).

Best Webcam Image Results

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).

best webcam results

Wearing lighter clothing and sitting in front of an evenly lit background can also help.

Adjust your screen's brightness settings to reduce or increase the amount of light that may be reflecting on you from it.

HTMLChat Apps

Your first stop for HTML Based Apps. Our network not only offers an advanced HTML Enabled chat application, but we also offer a fun HTML5 Webcam Snapshot Tool for adding filters and using GreenScreen. Additionally and optionally, you may host your snaps here for free, to make sharing them with friends and family simple. If your browser supports the required APIs you will also be able to create short video clips to share as well.

Green Screen
We use the Term "Green Screen" in the general sense. This actually means Chroma Key. So do not be confused by the "Green" part of the term. Using a Blue screen or any solid colour background will also work fine, but may not have the best possible result.

A Farewell To Flash

HTMLChat.net was first created back in 2008. We have offered both an advanced Chat App via HTMLChat.org and many Webcam based Flash Apps since 2010. However, times have changed and these days Adobe Flash is now obsolete. Although all of our Webcam Apps were created for the Adobe Flash Player back then, these days the main site will no longer support Flash at all. After almost a decade, it is time to bid Flash a fine farewell. Thanks for all the memories Adobe.

For those of you that would like to continue to use the old apps, we have moved them to the new subdomain of https://legacy.htmlchat.net. Please note that these apps are no longer maintain and that after 2020 Abobe will no longer update their Flash Player. In other words, any Flash Player App you use after the year 2020, be it one of ours or anywhere on the internet, is used at your own risk as they will no longer receive security patches.