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MSN & my webcam :(

Postby mayali » Sun, 30 Aug 2009 9:46 pm

Hi,

I recently installed the new version of MSN messenger onto my SL 400 (lenovo) and am having one hell of a difficult time with the webcam settings! The picture is either too dark or way too bright and the colours are all dull :( not to mention the picture quality (horrid!)

I video call a lot with my family and while they look great i resemble a pale fuzzy panda eyed something or the other (its seriously messing with my head lol)

Any suggestions on how to fix this prob? Any optimum setting i should choose in my webcam and/or msn settings?

Grateful for any advise ppl!!!!

Thanks

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Postby bigfilsing » Mon, 31 Aug 2009 8:52 pm

Hi,

Did this only just start to happen with the new version ( ie was it Ok on a previous version on the same computer) ??

The only thing i can think of is that maybe you have inadvertently set something up wrongly

Is there any way you can test you camera locally so you can see the images it produces.
From your description it sounds like the gamma and hue are set wrong.

Good luck

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Postby mayali » Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:49 pm

hi bigfilsing,

yeah it was fine with the old version its the new one tht is acting up. But on yr suggestion i tried regular pics with my webcam and while the pics are much clearer and brighter,(as compared to on msn) the colours are still pretty dull! *Sigh* pls dont tell me ive messed up my webcam :(

I'm sure u can tell from my last statement how technologically challanged i am with regards to webcam settings!

I did mess with the hue, saturation and gamma a lot but no avail!

HELP??!!

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Postby bigfilsing » Wed, 02 Sep 2009 6:18 pm

It's quite rare that settings could be that wrong! My guess is the web cam indeed. For fear of suggesting the obvious ..try it on another PC

Good luck

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Postby mayali » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 10:43 pm

ummmmm...but its an integrated camera :?

Still, i would love some suggestions on optimum webcam settings such as the hue, contrast etc. It may juuuuuussssstttt help a little (i hope) :)

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Postby durain » Fri, 04 Sep 2009 11:11 pm

can you not revert back to previous MSN Messenger version?

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Postby ksl » Sat, 05 Sep 2009 12:05 am

Appears Microsoft have done it again! I would check for a patch or updates for drivers first, I doubt its your webcam, unless its a cheap no name brand that is.
But OS matters and normally all webcam drivers are out of date anyway, you will find only a basic driver in the OS from the time it was first launched, that maybe not compatible with the new MSN. I've spent a while actually upgrading all the, software on my new eeepc including BIOS, Graphics and Audio, and again with the notebook, everything was out of date. Also set the re-set to default on the webcam colours, the lighting in the room must also be quite bright, when using the webcam

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