Webcam Software

I have a Logitech HD Webcam C615 that limits me to two choices for its screen size.  Is there any generic webcam software I can use that would give me the ability to adjust its screen size?  I want to be able to make it a small size and position it in a corner of my monitor.  Thanks for your help
gloyola1Asked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I use Blue Iris:
http://blueirissoftware.com/

Fantastic software, does exactly what you want — and a lot more! As a disclaimer, I want to emphasize that I have no affiliation with this company and no financial interest in it whatsoever. I am simply a happy user/customer. Regards, Joe

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Michael-BestCommented:
Skype
Click: Tools > Options > Call settings > Show advanced options. Uncheck the option box: “Show call controls when Skype is in the background”.

Reference:
http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-archive/Miniature-video-window-always-on-top-how-to-turn-it-on/td-p/508653
gloyola1Author Commented:
Hi Michael-Best, I have attached word document with what I am trying to accomplish.  I found the webcam software that I am using in the document after posting the question.  Maybe what I am trying to accomplish is not possible but ultimately I just want to display the webcam picture without the white border.  You mentioned Skype, is that possible to do using Skype?

Hi Joe, I installed Blue Iris demo version and it is definitely very robust in its functionality.  I did not see my webcam version in its drop down list, does that mean I would have to purchase one of the webcams from their list?  
Thanks for your help
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gloyola1Author Commented:
I uploaded the file
Webcam.docx
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> does that mean I would have to purchase one of the webcams from their list?

No. It should work fine with your webcam as long as you have the driver for it installed. Try these steps:

Click the plus button to bring up the Add camera dialog

Click the Cancel button on the Network IP camera configuration dialog

This will leave you in the New camera dialog — tick the USB, Firewire, or Analog radio button

The drop-down should now have your webcam, as long as the proper driver for it is installed — and it should work fine. Regards, Joe

P.S. In your comment to Michael, you mentioned an attached Word document, but nothing was attached to your post.

Update: Just saw your Word file. Blue Iris lets you undock a camera, size it, and place it wherever you want. It has a small title bar, which I don't think can be removed, and a very thin white border, which I also don't think can be removed. Here's what mine looks like (sorry for the poor quality image — very low light conditions and the cat would sit still for only so long):

Blue Iris webcam undocked
That screenshot happens to be with the camera in the lower right corner of my leftmost monitor (I have three monitors), but, as I said earlier, it can be placed anywhere. Regards, Joe
gloyola1Author Commented:
Thanks Joe.  I have attached the document here.  I forgot the attachment the first time but sent another comment with the attachment named "Webcam.docx".  Let me know if you see it now.  Thanks
Webcam.docx
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Our messages just crossed. I updated my comment when I saw your Word file. If you're OK with the small title bar and thin line for a border, then Blue Iris will work for you. It's possible that you can remove those, too, but I don't know how. I've had good results with Blue Iris technical support — they are very knowledgeable and respond promptly. You may want to drop them a line to see if a borderless camera window is possible:

support@blueirissoftware.com

Even if not, the Blue Iris window is much better than the one in your Word file. Regards, Joe
gloyola1Author Commented:
Thanks Joe, this is exactly what I am looking for.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome — happy to help and very glad to hear that it's exactly what you're looking for. Regards, Joe
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