Stupid Simple Mac Tips #78 – iCandy

by | May 11, 2021

A few weeks ago, I shared basic pointers on how to improve your webcam game – today, we’re going to take it to the next level.

Looking professional on camera is a must in the Zoom age, but sometimes it feels unachievable.

Stupid Simple Mac Tips #78 - iCandy

Maybe your angle is wrong, or your lighting is weird…your space is a mess, or you’re stuck in a ghastly motel…perhaps you had a rough night and woke up without a good side.

Whatever the issue, don’t get iRate…just get iGlasses, the original virtual camera.

iGlasses is a Mac-only app that integrates seamlessly to grant comprehensive control over your webcam’s output. Once installed, it shows up as a native device used with virtually any video conferencing platform.

2 ways I use this all the time:

1. Instantly improve lighting or explore a full slate of effects and adjustments. Looking paler than you’d like, just adjust the temperature a bit.

2. My favorite feature is the digital pan and zoom tool that keeps you close and centered without any camera or physical repositioning needed. 

If you’re like me, you hate off-kilter, distant speakers who fill only a screen’s corner, or when cluttered backdrops become distracting foregrounds – iGlasses takes care of that by letting you dynamically crop your shot and remain in-frame.

and when meetings are over, your kids can have fun with an array of filters that will bug out their eyes or turn them into chipmunks.

Just be sure to reset them before your next call, or you might end up like the “cat lawyer”!

iGlasses isn’t compatible with Skype or FaceTime but works with just about everything else. Hence, a $ 20-lifetime subscription (updates included) is an excellent deal on a great product that keeps you looking bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, whether as a chipmunk or not.