Quick Camera 4+

Simon Guest

    • 4.3 • 125 Ratings
    • Free



Now supports Monterey (macOS 12)

Quick Camera is a utility to display the output from any supported USB web cameras. Quick Camera can be used for video conferences or presentations where you need to show an external device to your audience via the USB camera.

Quick Camera supports mirroring (normal and reversed, both vertical and horizontal), can be rotated, resized to any size, and the window can be placed in the foreground.

What’s New

Version 1.4.3

Now supports Monterey (macOS 12)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 Ratings

Vida Armonia ,


I used to use this app often, and it was good! It did exactly what it says it does, and my my work flow eaiser. I was happy with it.

ALTHOUGH, I recently began doing this again, and was dissapointed to be met with a error message as soon as I opened the app saying
"Unfortunately there was an error when trying to acsess the camera. Try again or acsess a differnt one."
I don't understand, when I go to the preferneces the facetime camera is already selected, which is the only camera and the same camera im useing and have always used. Any idea what could have cause this error? I liek the app, but i can't use it now :) please let me know! thankyou

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your question. If you are using Catalina, please check your security settings. Go to System Preferences / Security & Privacy / Camera - and make sure that Quick Camera has access to the camera.


Simple interface for a USB microscope

I bought a simple USB microscope. Quick Camera gives you the image on the screen. No fuss. It used to require a screen capture to save an image. Now image save is an option.

Only 4 stars because there are no preferences to set a file name prefix. Save always brings up a dialog. For microscopy it is often the case you want to do a bunch of rapid images. A single keypress should be allowed to get pics one after another. A C format string with variables for time, sequece, next number, etc. would be a good addition.

Sojlewop ,

Love it! Can you add some SHAPES?

Love this app. Handy for having my webcam visible while screen recording with other apps.
I love the borderless and aspect ratio fixes that make it look clean.
I love that it stays in front of other windows when I'm clicking around in my recordings.
The only thing missing is the ability to change the shape of the window...no idea how hard that would be....but if the app window could be a simple square and/or circle...that would be a game-changer for screen recording usage.

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