The Photo Booth window with the Take Photo button at the bottom. The single photo option is selected on the bottom left of the window and the Effects button is on the bottom right of the window.

Capture the moment

Quickly create a new profile picture, take a selfie, or shoot a video with your friends. Just open Photo Booth and smile for the camera.

How to take a photo or video

A picture of a woman in a selfie.

Put your best face forward

Once you capture the shot you want, share it. Send your photos by text message or email, or use AirDrop to share them with someone nearby.

How to share photos and videos

A Photo Booth window showing a page of effects, including Mirror, Squeeze, and so on. The browse buttons are at the bottom center of the window, and the Effects button is at the bottom right.

Express yourself

Need a comic profile pic? Apply an effect to a Photo Booth photo and give yourself just the turned-up nose, bug eyes, or balloon head you want.

How to apply an effect

To explore the Photo Booth User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page, or enter a word or phrase in the search field.

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