Having a camera as part of your Windows device or system lets you make Skype video calls, take pictures, etc. Many apps and services request and use the camera, and Windows settings give you control over which apps can use your camera.
This Camera Settings page allows you to manage cameras through the Settings app, whether they’re connected directly to the device (like a webcam) or are ONVIF IP cameras on your local network (for more info on ONVIF support in Windows, see this blog post). Each camera lets you make changes to the default brightness and contrast – letting you get rid of the pesky backlight that always shadows your face in your video calls. Depending on what features are supported by your camera, you can configure brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation, enable Video HDR or Eye Contact, or correct for video rotation.
This tutorial will show you how to change or reset the default brightness, contrast, and other available image settings for a camera in Windows 11.
Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on Bluetooth & devices on the left side, and click/tap on Cameras on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Open Cameras settings
Click/tap on the connected camera or webcam (ex: "Logitech BRIO") you want to change default image settings for. (see screenshot below)
You can now change or reset the available settings for this camera. (see screenshot below)
You can preview your changes at the top.
When finished, you can close Settings if you like.