Photo Booth 4.x: Create a snapshot or a video clip in Photo Booth

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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.

  1. If you’re using an external video camera, make sure it’s connected to your computer and turned on.
  2. If the Shutter button in the center (below the live video) is not red, click it.
  3. 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.

  4. 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).

    Use effects and backdrops in Photo Booth

  5. 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.

  6. 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.”

Published Date: Sep 3, 2015
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