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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.


Live Streaming Posting Recording Viewing Miscellany
Darwin Streaming Server
QuickTime Broadcaster
Wirecast
BT Cam
CamSpinner
EvoCam
ImageCaster
JavaCam
Oculus
Periscope
SecuritySpy
WuffCam
Gawker
iCamShare
iSightWeb
Periscope
SecuritySpy
Daydreamer
Desktop Carousel
iCamMaster
PhotoStickies
SlothCam
WebTimer
CamCamX
CamTwist
iChatUSBCam
iGlasses
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Icon BT Cam 0.8

BT CAM is based on Macam. The source code for macam is available at:
http://webcam-osx.sourceforge.net
for more information on macam visit there. BT CAM just adds FTP support and auto image saving to macam
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Majed Itani
  • Modification Date: February 20, 2002
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 572 Kb
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icon CamCamX 1.604

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: February 9, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 11.7 MB
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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: 413 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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.8 MB
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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: 22.5 MB
QuickTime Streaming Server Home Page Comes with Mac OS X Server
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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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.4 MB
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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
DownloadOS 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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.1 MB
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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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 488 Kb
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icon Gawker 0.8.3

Gawker is an application for Mac OS X that creates time-lapse movies using a webcam. Images from your camera can be shared, allowing other users to record your image stream. Streams can also be combined to create a time-lapse movie with up to four locations side-by-side.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Phil Piwonka
  • Modification Date: December 4, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.1 MB
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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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 6.2 MB
DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 2.0 MB
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Icon iCamShare 2.0.5

iCamShare is your web cam companion! Use it to easily make videos or take snapshots that you can share in many ways. All you need is a webcam, such as Apple's iSight, Mac OS X, and iCamShare. The step-by-step interface easily guides you through the process of capturing and sharing videos and pictures. No need to read a manual! Now you can use your webcam for more than just iChat AV. Use it with your family and friends, even if they don't have a web cam, broadband, or even a Mac! You can share your videos or pictures in e-mails, which are more fun to receive than a plain old text e-mail. You can publish your videos and pictures on your .Mac HomePage.
  • License: Shareware, $15
  • Author/Publisher: Arbor Bits
  • Modification Date: November 22, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.1 MB
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Icon iGlasses 3.3.3

Other video enhancement add-ons only show up in certain apps. iGlasses is everywhere you need it. Simply choose iGlasses as your camera in apps such as iChat, FaceTime, Skype and web apps such as Google Talk and Facebook video, and Omegle.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: Ecamm Network
  • Modification Date: February 28, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 14 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
DownloadUniversal 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
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 636 Kb
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Icon JavaCam

This is a simple Java applet made for WebCam32, a Windows application, but it works quite well with Macintosh Web Cams. The general point is not to have the entire page refresh when a new picture is uploaded but just the new image.
To use JavaCam, download the javacam.zip file and extract the JavaCam.class application. Place this file in your HTML source directory on the Webserver. In the HTML of your web page which displays the Web Cam image, add the following HTML tags:
<APPLET code="JavaCam.class" width=320 height=240>
<PARAM name="url" value="http://myhost.mycompany.com/my_image.jpg">
<PARAM name="interval" value="30">
</APPLET>
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Neil Kolban
  • Modification Date: June 20, 1997
  • Requirements: Read the Documentation for usage
DownloadNon-Specific Code File Size: 3 Kb
Home Page - Read the documentation here on how to use this Java Applet
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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 3.4 MB
Supported Cameras
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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 and Mac OS 8 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 1.8 MB
Download680x0Classic PPC File Size: 1.6 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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 922 Kb
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Icon QuickTime Broadcaster 1.5.3

Combining the power of QuickTime with Apple's ease of use, QuickTime Broadcaster allows just about anyone to produce a live broadcast event. From a backyard birthday party to a corporate keynote speech, QuickTime Broadcaster allows anyone with an Internet connection to "virtually" attend.
QuickTime Broadcaster is Apple's award-winning live encoding software that lets you produce professional-quality live events for online delivery - quickly, easily and affordably.
QuickTime Broadcaster takes full advantage of QuickTime, the most powerful digital media technology on the Internet. The combination QuickTime Broadcaster, QuickTime Streaming Server and QuickTime provides the industry's first end-to-end MPEG-4-based Internet broadcasting system, which allows you to reach not only the large and growing base of QuickTime Players, but also any ISO-compliant MPEG-4 player. Whether you are a novice or a professional, QuickTime Broadcaster is designed to meet your needs.
  • License: Freeware
  • Author/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: January 26, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.10 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 1.0 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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 2.6 MB
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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
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 148 Kb
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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
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 548 Kb
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Icon Wirecast 4.1.3

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.
Wirecast introduces the unique concept of shots. You can package up your selected cameras, graphical overlays, movies and titles into a shot. Once you have built your list of shots, you can transition the broadcast between them with a single mouse click.
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, $449
  • Author/Publisher: Telestream
  • Modification Date: February 8, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 47.3 MB
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Icon WuffCam 1.5

General
for QuickTime-compatible cameras
combined server and client
easy-to-use user interface
continuous development (lifetime serial number)
Display Options
controllable size of images
easy camera control
(like hue and saturation)
Widgets
displaying the image with customizable text and image fields
the text fields can contain time and date information
Server
image transmission from a WebCam or any still image or Safari or any other Rendezvous-enabled Web-Browser
integrated HTTP-Web-Server
automatic server startup after program start
Timer-Functions
image saving options: locally or to an iDisk
different image formats (GIF, PNG, JPG, TIF)
time controlled transmission of images to a FTP-Server
time controlled execution of shell-scripts or AppleScripts
Browser-Client
recognition of the server through Rendezvous
image reload every "x"-seconds
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Author/Publisher: WuffWuffWare
  • Modification Date: November 15, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.7 or higher
DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 3.4 MB
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