iGlasses 2.1.4

Get more control over your iSight or webcam

One thing that isn't particularly customizable on Macs is the iSight camera. iGlasses changes that however by giving you much more control over how your iSight camera works. View full description


  • Enhances iSight camera functions
  • Lots of fun
  • Integrates with most major applications


  • Only works with applications running in 32-bit mode

Very good

One thing that isn't particularly customizable on Macs is the iSight camera. iGlasses changes that however by giving you much more control over how your iSight camera works.

iGlasses gives you total control over your webcam video settings from within a huge number of applications such as iChat, QuickTime Pro Player and 60 other programs such as , Yahoo! Messenger , Skype and SightSpeed. You can easily deselect applications you don't want it to work with using the iGlasses Manager.

For example, you can auto-change your iSight image so that it displays night vision, flip the image upside down, rotate an image or provide a mirror image for example. Once the image is changed, you have some manual controls to tweak it with. Note that although it's primarily designed for use with iSight cameras, iGlasses is also compatible with Logitech QuickCam, Macally IceCam, iMage USB Webcam, or any camera that uses macam as a driver.

One major drawback of the application though is that it requires running applications in 32-bit mode for them to work with iGlasses although this is something that should be fixed later this year.


  • Fixes an issue where iGlasses did not work in certain apps on Mac OS X 10.5.8 with Quicktime 7.6.6.
  • Fixes an issue with using UVC webcams with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixes Apple Remote compatibility in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Adds support for MSN Messenger 8.0. Adds QuickTime Player X to iGlasses Manager.
  • Fixes a crash issue with iGlasses in Opera.

iGlasses supports the following formats

iChat AV 2.0 or higher, iMovie 4.0 or higher, QuickTime Pro Player 7.0, Apple Photo Booth, BTV and BTV Pro, SecuritySpy, iSpQ 6.3.1 or higher, Yahoo! Messenger v2.5.3 and v3.0 Beta, QuickTime Broadcaster, EvoCam 3.5 Preview 1 or higher, GCam 1.2 or higher

Adjust and manipulate your iSight video settings from within iChat AV and many other programs, including iMovie, Photo Booth, Yahoo! Messenger and EvoCam.

iSight too dark? It just needs iGlasses. Apply easy preset settings and fun effects to your video conferences and recordings. iGlasses also activates video conferencing on G3 computers which fall below iChat's minimum requirement of 600 MHz.

Rotate and Mirror Image

Rotate the picture from the iSight to be upside-down or sideways. Now you're free to mount your iSight anywhere you want, even right on the side of your Apple Cinema Display.

Mirror image is also available.

Night Vision and Manual Focus

Choose from built-in preset settings or fine-tune settings manually to tweak the white balance or even give yourself a tan.

Even video conference in total darkness with Night Vision.

Save your custom configurations

You can save your custom adjustments for later use.



iGlasses 2.1.4

User reviews about iGlasses

  • tisot2

    by tisot2

    "Actual Results"

    I've tried version after version as they come out, and each one produces the same result: iGlasses video undetecte...   More.

  • "A great app ...if it actually was HD. "

    It's all great really, except this app only works 480x640. It's half the resolution of the iSight camera, that makes ...   More.

  • "Great when it works, which is most of the time"

    But I wish that *they* would let it work with the Gmail video chat feature. By they I man Google, they probably want...   More.