Adding effects is hit or miss, what am I doing wrong?

I am trying to add effects to slides for my ESL classes. I know how to find effects or create them from but once I download them to my computer and try to add the effects, nothing happens after I click “open”. I can’t find the effects in my objects or anywhere else. It is very frustrating. What am I doing wrong? Is there a step by step process that ALWAYS works? Sometimes it works. Most of the time, I waste too much time attempting to get ready for my classes. Also, is there any easy way to integrate slides made on PowerPoint?

hey @Avery,

Thank you for joining the community. Some effects are designed for ManyCam for Windows, some are only for Mac. Some effects are simply too old, but they used to be popular several years ago. In the new versions of ManyCam, some old effects are no longer supported, however, we don’t remove them from the website since some of our users still use older licenses of ManyCam.

Could you please post links to the effects that you have problem with?

Regarding the powerpoint presentation, please refer to this guide.