You open the Logitech software. Then click the QuickCapture button. A window will pop up. You should see yourself through the webcam. If you don’t, make sure your lens is open. From here you can record a video, take a picture, or even add effects. To record, simply press the Record a Video button. To take a picture, press Take a Picture. To add effects, click the arrow by the settings camera. It’s at the bottom-right hand of the picture. Click Quick Assistant. This will bring up a small window. From here you can add all kinds of effects. Click the shadow-looking button with the question mark. From here you can become a wrestler, an alien, or even a robot. Fiddle around with the different controls to get used to them.