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How to Take Picture with Webcam on Windows 10/Mac

Jane Zhou Updated on Nov 18, 2021| min read

"I need to take an identification photo that can be attached to my CV, but my camera is not working. What should I do? How to take pictures on computer?"

When we rely too heavily on electronic products, digital photography plays a more critical role in our daily lives. However, there are always some things unpredicted. For example, if you need a real-time image when your camera and mobile phone can not work, how to deal with this situation?

In this kind of emergency, the last resort for you may be your computer or laptop. But, do you know how to take a picture with webcam on Windows 10 or Mac? If not, this post will guide you on taking photos with your Webcam on different devices. 

Take Photo with Webcam on Windows 10 using EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is an excellent tool that can satisfy most of your screen recording needs. This Windows 10 webcam recorder can capture what is shown on the Webcam and export it as a dynamic video or a static picture. By taking advantage of this functionality, you can take photos for yourself with ease.

The pictures you take using this software will be saved in PNG format. This frequently used format is supported by many devices and platforms so that you can effortlessly share the captured image with your friends, send it for printing, and post it online.

EaseUS RecExperts

  • A versatile screen and audio recorder
  • Compatiable with both Windows and macOS
  • Capture videos in 1080P or 4K
  • Export recordings in more than 10 formats
  • Offer some essential editing tools

How to Take a Picture with Your Webcam Windows 10:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts, and there are many modes you can use. To take a picture on a computer, you need to select the "Region" option.

function interface

Step 2. Now, you can select the recording region freely. To take a satisfying photo, it would be better to adjust the aspect ratio of the region according to the size of the photo you want to take. Then, click on the "Webcam" button to select a camera device you want to use to take the photo.

webcam rec button

Step 3. When the webcam appears on your screen, adjust webcam size until its aspect ratio to make it exactly cover the recording region. Then, click on the "REC" button to start the recording process.

adjust webcam size

Step 4. A floating toolbar will appear during the recording, and you can click on the "Screenshot" button on it to take a photo. The captured images will be saved to your computer directly.

find screenshot
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How to Record Webcam on Mac

Besides the pre-installed Mac program, you can also use a lightweight yet user-friendly third-party software named EaseUS RecExperts. Download it and take a pic with Webcam now.

take a picture with webcam

Take Pictures with Computer Camera Windows 10

As is well known, there is a pre-installed application, which is named "Camera" on Windows 10 computers. The camera application is so single-function that you can only change your photo's resolution and frame rate rather than any other property. That may cause inconvenience to you. 

How to Take Picture with Windows Camera App:

But if you value convenience as the essential element, you can check the following steps. 

Step 1. Click the search box from the taskbar at the bottom left and type in the word "camera." Then, click the Camera app to launch it. 

launch windows ten camera

Step 2. Face your Webcam toward whatever you want to photograph. You should see your subject's image on the screen. 

face the camera and check them

Step 3. Click the "Take Photo" button on the right side of the Camera app. After that, tap the thumbnail at the bottom right to check the picture that you just took. 

Take a Photo with Webcam on Mac 

If you are a MacBook user, it's not a big problem for you to snap a few pictures with your friends using your computer. There is a built-in software in MacBook, and it is called Photo Booth. 

You can apply effects with real-time previews and snapshots using your front-facing FaceTime HD camera. Share with friends with just a tap.

Features:

  • Take photos using both front-facing FaceTime HD camera and rear-facing camera
  • Apply fun, real-time effects like Twirl, Light Tunnel, X-Ray, Squeeze, and Kaleidoscope to stylize your shots
  • Tap to share using AirDrop, Mail, Messages, iCloud, or your favorite social network

How to Take Pictures with Your Webcam on Mac:

This tutorial will give you the most efficient way to take a picture with your MacBook. 

Step 1. Type the word "photo booth" into the spotlight, and then launch Photo Booth.

search photo and launch it

Step 2. Click the red button with the white camera icon. It should be located at the bottom-middle portion of the screen that appears.

take pictures with the photo booth

Your photo will then appear with the other images you've taken along the bottom of the screen.

Take Picture with Webcam Windows 10 Online 

In addition to the applications we mentioned, some online camera tools can be easily used. If you want to add some special filters, overlays, and other effects to your picture, try to use those online tools. 

#1. Webcam Toy

It is a very trendy online Webcam recorder among young people all around the world. They usually utilize Webcam Toy to take selfies and share those pictures on social media platforms to surprise their friends. 

Features: 

  • Various mirror effects and color effects
  • Output pictures of high-resolution
  • Powerful video and photo editing tools are available
  • Easy-to-use interface 

How to Take Pictures on PC with Webcam Toy:

Step 1. Open the homepage of Webcam Toy. Click the "Ready? Smile!" button at the center of the user interface.

take picture on a webcam toy

Step 2. You can tap the Effects option to select your favorite one, then click the camera icon to take a picture. 

take a picture with the webcam toy

Step 3. Fewer seconds later, click the "Save" button at the bottom right and choose the folder to save your picture. 

save your picture in the webcam

#2. Pixect

Pixect has more functions than another online Webcam recorder we mentioned above. You can use it to record both photos and videos. Therefore, if you want to show some dynamic scenes to your friends, Pixect could be a fantastic choice. 

Features: 

  • Webcam effects for Photos and videos
  • Spot Remover and Color Spray
  • Multi-Frame capture mode 
  • Flip, rotate, and crop photos online

How to Take Picture with Webcam with Pixect:

Step 1. Open the homepage of Pixect and click the "Get started now!" at the center of the interface.

open the homepage of pixect

Step 2. Select the effect and photo collage, then click the camera icon to take a picture. 

take a picture with pixect

Step 3. Click the "Save" button to save the picture you just took.

save the picture in pixect

Conclusion 

This post discussed how to take a picture with webcam on Windows 10 and Mac and introduced several Webcam recording tools to help you do that easily. All in all, to take web camera pictures, EaseUS RecExperts is one of the most suitable ones. You can take beautiful pictures with this screen recorder. Don't be hesitate to download it!

FAQs About How to Take a Photo with Camera 

If you still have some questions about taking pictures on your laptop, check these FAQs right now.

1. How do you take a screenshot on Windows?

Method 1. Press the PrtScn button to copy the screen to the clipboard.

Method 2. Press the Windows+PrtScn buttons on your keyboard to save the screen to a file.

Method 3. Use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Method 4. Use the Game Bar in Windows 10.

2. How to take a photo on a laptop?

How do I take a picture with my laptop? You may want to get the answer to that question. To take a picture with laptop, you only need to follow the tutorial below.

Step 1. Click the search box from the taskbar at the bottom left and type in the word "camera." Then, click the Camera app to launch it. 

Step 2. Face your Webcam toward whatever you want to photograph. You should see your subject's image on the screen. 

Step 3. Click the "Take Photo" button on the right side of the Camera app. After that, tap the thumbnail at the bottom right to check the picture that you just took. 

3. How do you take a picture on a computer?

How do you take a photo on a computer? There is a guide to get that done. Follow it to take a picture on a computer now.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose "Full Screen" or "Region". 

Step 2. Click the icon of the Webcam, then select the Webcam that you plan to use. Click "Settings" to adjust the output resolution, position, and shape of your picture. 

Step 3. Drag the Webcam rectangle to adjust the size of your picture. After that, click Custom > Select region, choose the Webcam rectangle as your recording area. 

Step 4.  Confirm the image that you want to take, then click the icon of a little camera on the toolbar at the right bottom. When you finish that, click the small red "Stop" button on the toolbar. 

Step 5. Choose the Screenshot under the Video list, and you can see all the pictures you just took. 

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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