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Camera image very poor (win xp)

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I have a "Microsoft lifecam HD-3000" web cam

I have uploaded 2 images using the same camera, the better quality image was taken on my win 10 laptop, but the poor image was taken on my win xp computer.

On my win xp machine; in the control panel-display-setting tab, the screen resolution is set to 1024 by 768 pixels and the color quality is set to Highest (32 bit). So should this not be enough?

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https://ebayphotos.webs.com/inage%20from%20win%20xp.jpg

https://ebayphotos.webs.com/image%20from%20win10.jpg

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May not be enough.

Microsoft may have abandoned driver work for XP. It shows in your testing. Also I would never use an old webcam for pictures. Today I use my phone.

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what driver?

You mention microsoft abandoning driver for xp, as you implying that I need to install drivers to get better resalts?

This project/ web cam is being used for recording video through windows movie maker, but I used it (with win10 as well) to take a photo just to show you the quality of what it is like when in video mode

Am I on the right forum hear for win xp?

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Read Grif's reply.

You are in a forum that will chat about XP but support? There is no known support for XP out there as it's beyond the pale and more. There are folk that will rain fire upon those that tell us to move on but here's the bottom line. Microsoft is not going to fix this. I know of no forum that will step up to fix this.

Go with what works or change what doesn't work.

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That Camera Isn't Supported on XP

Check the link below and see that even Windows 7 has limited functionality. Check the "Specifications" section. It's only fully supported on Win 8, 8.1 and 10.:

https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/webcams/lifecam-hd-3000/t3h-00011

It explains why there may not be an appropriate driver for you XP system. In addition, that camera is only 720P. Although that falls under the lower-area definition of HD, it's not 1080. And if you're actually going to use it for taking photos, such cameras are for video, not still photos. Use a hand-held camera. Different lenses for different distances, etc.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Post was last edited on April 29, 2019 10:26 AM PDT

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