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This section has web cam software which will help you view or post live images on the web.
If you're looking for cam software to interact with others, you want the Video Conferencing section.

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icon CamCamX 2.0.8

CamCamX virtualizes the iSight camera in your Mac (or other webcam) so you can use all your favorite cam applications AT THE SAME TIME. Also makes non-Apple webcams iSight compatible.
  • License: Shareware, $59
  • Author/Publisher: B-L-A-C-K-O-P
  • Modification Date: August 30, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.6 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 10.9

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Icon CamSpinner 2.0

Get CamSpinner and:
Publish a web cam on the Internet
Grab still images
Record and save QuickTime and MPEG movies
CamSpinner is the perfect companion to your Mac with a built-in webcam. It also works with the standalone iSight webcam, plus USB and FireWire cams supported by QuickTime.
  • License: Shareware, $13
  • Author/Publisher: Optima System
  • Modification Date: September 4, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 423 Kb

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icon CamTwist 1.7

CamTwist is a software package that lets you add special effects to your video chats. It's also possible to stream your desktop and still images. With CamTwist, you can also use multiple video chat programs at the same time.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Steve Green
  • Modification Date: March 4, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Darwin Streaming Server 6.0.3

Welcome to Darwin Streaming Server, the open source version of Apple's QuickTime Streaming Server technology that allows you to send streaming media to clients across the Internet using the industry standard RTP and RTSP protocols. Based on the same code base as QuickTime Streaming Server, Darwin Streaming Server provides a high level of customizability and runs on a variety of platforms allowing you to manipulate the code to fit your needs.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The Open Source Community
  • Modification Date: May 19, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 23.7 MB

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Icon Daydreamer 2.1.2

Daydreamer can display the many webcam pictures to which URLs point and update them as often as you like. Daydreamer can even handle several pictures at once. What's more, you can have Daydreamer make time lapse movies of the URL picture, adding a new frame to a movie each time the picture is refreshed. Daydreamer is Applescriptable, which adds to its versatility. With sample scripts provided with the distribution, you can view slide shows of picture folders on your computer, or even make those slide shows into QuickTime movies.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Quandir
  • Modification Date: June 29, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Icon Desktop Carousel 2.0

Get your desktop picture from webcams.
Desktop Carousel is a MacOS X application that can change or update your desktop picture at specified intervals. Works with URLs and local files. A permanent connection to the internet is recommended.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Beeline Software Express
  • Modification Date: April 8, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher


OS X PPC File Size: 340 Kb

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Icon EvoCam 3.6.4

Using virtually any QuickTime-compatible video camera, EvoCam periodically captures an image and uploads it via FTP to your web server. You can also create one or more motion sensors, which will analyze the video for motion and capture a new image when motion occurs. EvoCam can also create timelapse QuickTime movies, compressing hours, days or weeks into seconds of video. EvoCam also has a built-in web server, allowing you to connect directly to EvoCam using any Java-capable browser and view your webcam. The built-in server can be password protected, and you can customize the HTML to give your webcam a personalized look.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Author/Publisher: Evological
  • Modification Date: April 10, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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icon iChatUSBCam 2.2.1

iChatUSBCam is an add-on for iChat AV which allows you to use a USB webcam for video conferencing. It also enables video conferencing on Macs which otherwise fall below Apple's system requirements for conferencing.
For example, with iChatUSBCam, you can use a Logitech QuickCam for video chat, or an iSight on 500 MHz iBook.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Ecamm Network
  • Modification Date: February 19, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher, USB webcam with compatible drivers

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Icon iCamMaster 2.0

View webcams from all over the world on your desktop. iCamMaster is an internet application specialized in collecting and viewing webcams. Collecting webcams is very easy using your preferred web browser. Once collected, webcams can be placed on your desktop. iCamMaster periodically retrieves the latest picture for each webcam.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Cataluna Disseny Informatic
  • Modification Date: April 18, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Icon iGlasses 3.4.6

With iGlasses, you can tap into brilliant effects and style adjustments to achieve your perfect webcam look.
Other video enhancement add-ons only show up in certain apps. iGlasses works with Messages, FaceTime, Skype and web chat apps like Google Talk and Facebook video
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Ecamm Network
  • Modification Date: September 8, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 14.2 MB

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Icon ImageCaster 2.1

Images can come from or go to a variety of places. You can receive images from a file, a URL, or "live" images can be acquired from a video camera. The source image can be resized, scaled or rotated. Once an image source is selected, just specify the destination. Images can be uploaded via FTP to your website or saved to a location on your hard drive. You can simply upload and replace a single image or save a series of images to create QuickTime movies or a time-lapse gallery. All settings are saved to individual documents so you can create multiple documents with different options.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Author/Publisher: Econ Technologies, Inc.
  • Modification Date: April 26, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher


Universal Binary File Size: 2.4 MB

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Icon iSightWeb 1.0

Easily setup your web camera with iSightWeb. It handles any QuickTime compatible camera, like Apple's iSight or a DV camcorder. Capture can be scheduled to a predefined interval, and stored locally as JPEG images.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Max Ribuoli
  • Modification Date: September 15, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher


OS X PPC File Size: 636 Kb

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Icon macam 0.9.2

macam is a driver for USB webcams on Mac OS X. It allows hundreds of USB webcams to be used by many Mac OS X video-aware applications. The aim is to support as many webcams as possible.
In addition, macam also supports downloading of images from some dual-mode cameras. macam especially tries to support those cameras not supported by Apple or by their manufacturers.
macam consist of an application and a component. Run the macam application to verify whether your camera works with your Mac and your USB setup.
The component is that actual driver that allows other applications to access the video-stream. (note: iChat does not recognize USB webcams unless you install iChatUSBCam - this is shareware unrelated to macam)
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: The Macam Project
  • Modification Date: May 29, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Icon Oculus 3.1

Oculus is a QuickTime 3.0 enhanced Macintosh WebCam. It allows an unlimited number of captions, formatted however you please, and transmission to a remote site or saved to a local file at an interval that you request.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Tom Dowdy and Michael Kellner
  • Modification Date: July 8, 2001
  • Requirements: Mac OS X


OS X PPC File Size: 1.8 MB

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Icon PhotoStickies 5.6.1

PhotoStickies displays one or more photos (located on your local drives or in the Internet) on your screen, shows webcam pictures, acts as a fast image viewer, and records and replays slideshows. Also, PhotoStickies can be used as a wallpaper utility.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Devon Technologies
  • Modification Date: December 18, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5.3

Welcome to QuickTime Broadcaster, Apple's standards-based live encoding software that lets you produce professional-quality live events for delivery over the Internet or high speed cellular networks --- quickly, easily, and affordably.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: January 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.1 MB

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icon SecuritySpy 1.6.2

SecuritySpy is a multi-camera video surveillance application for the Macintosh.
Unlike traditional analog CCTV systems, there is no need for bulky tapes to change nor for spending hours viewing the captured video. SecuritySpy also offers better image quality and much more convenient access to your captured footage.
A major advantage of using SecuritySpy is the Remote Viewing feature, which allows you to access your surveillance system over the internet or over a local network using a web browser.
If you are building a video surveillance system from scratch all you need is SecuritySpy, a Macintosh computer, and one or more cameras (digital cameras, analog cameras with video input devices, or a combination of the two). If you have an existing system using analog cameras, SecuritySpy will enable you to upgrade to a computer-based digital system whilst still retaining your existing cameras and cabling.
  • License: Shareware, $50 single camera, $125 for 4, etc.
  • Author/Publisher: Ben Bird
  • Modification Date: January 6, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon SlothCam 2.94

Sloth Cam webcam viewer. I wrote the little WebCam viewer for the Mac OS X Tiger "Dashboard" environment and decided to give it a "Che Slothera" theme.
  • License: Sharewre, $5
  • Author/Publisher: SlothSoft
  • Modification Date: January 10, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon WebTimer 2.0

WebTimer can be used to continually download a single URL from the internet, most useful in situations where you want to monitor "Web-Cams".
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Author/Publisher: Chaotic Software Ltd.
  • Modification Date: August 1, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher


OS X PPC File Size: 548 Kb

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Icon Wirecast 7.7

Wirecast makes it easy to create dynamic webcasts. It has been designed for building detailed multimedia broadcasts with many web cameras, images, titles and movies etc.
Controlling your broadcast in real-time is easy. With Wirecast's multiple layer support, it's simple to place a background music track over your webcast, while changing between the cameras you want your viewers to see.
Wirecast uses the QuickTime Streaming architecture for its broadcasting. You can "unicast" over the public internet or your LAN. When you want to scale your webcast up, you simply send your broadcast to a Darwin or QuickTime Streaming Server. Your viewers can then watch your webcast through QuickTime Player or embedded directly into a webpage.
  • License: Demo, $495
  • Author/Publisher: Telestream
  • Modification Date: June 12, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 132 MB

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