Photo Booth 4.x: Create a snapshot or a video clip in Photo Booth
Using Photo Booth and the camera built into your Apple display or Mac or an external video camera, you can create a single-image snapshot, a 4-up snapshot (a group of four photos), or a movie. To add visual interest, you can use an effect.
- If you’re using an external video camera, make sure it’s connected to your computer and turned on.
- If the Shutter button in the center (below the live video) is not red, click it.
- Select the kind of picture you want to take:
To take a single photo, click the leftmost button on the left side under the live video.
To take a 4-up photo, click the middle button.
To make a video clip, click the rightmost button.
- To use an effect, click the Effects button and select the effect you want. If you decide not to use an effect, click Normal (in the center).
- When you’re ready to take a picture or make a movie, click the Shutter button.
If you’re taking a single photo, after a 3-second countdown the screen flashes as Photo Booth takes the photo.
If you’re taking a 4-up photo, after a 3-second countdown the screen flashes four times as Photo Booth takes four separate photos.
If you’re making a movie, after a 3-second countdown recording begins. To stop recording, click the Stop button (below the live video).
A thumbnail of your photo or movie appears at the bottom of the window.
- To take another snapshot or a video clip, click the Shutter button.
Photos are saved as JPEG files. Video clips are saved as MOV files. To see a file, Control-click a thumbnail and choose “Reveal in Finder.”