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    Built-in iSight cameras.
    Hi, Can anyone explain how to adjust the picture quality on the built-in iSight camera on my iMac 21.5 inch running Mojave 10.14.6? My domestic lighting and iSight are not the best of friends.

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    More ambient light in the room...or at least near the computer/camera.

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    There aren't any adjustments for that camera. If the picture is too bright or dark, you need to adjust the lighting to fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    There aren't any adjustments for that camera. If the picture is too bright or dark, you need to adjust the lighting to fix it.
    Hi Keith - agree w/ the others on the lack of adjusting the iSight camera on your iMac, but changing the lighting is certainly an option, e.g. dimmers or bulbs w/ a different temperature (check HERE) - Dave
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    Hello and thanks for the replies. It seems silly to me to fit a component and the relevant software then remove all options for adjustment but there you are that is the way it is. that stops all video calls on FaceTime, I do not want to be fitting added lighting just for that.

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    What issue are you having with the camera. The lighting change usually doesn't need to be major. on my iMac, for example, sometimes the natural light in the room is sufficient. When that's not enough turning on the overhead light is usually all I need to do.
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    It seems silly to me to fit a component and the relevant software then remove all options for adjustment
    They didn't "remove all options," the camera is not adjustable, so there are no options. It is intended only for FaceTime, primarily. Fixed focus, fixed exposure, fixed lenses.
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    Good morning everyone, thank you for putting me straight on the in built camera. Before I posted I knew the cause of my frustration was poor lighting on my face. Slydude, I only use it to FaceTime my grand daughter and family who live out of town and I am reluctant to rig up a "studio light" just for that purpose; voice only will have to do or use FaceTime on my iPhone8! Thank you one and all.

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