How to Set Photo Booth to Flip Images on Mac

Aug 27, 2010 - Leave a Comment

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Photo Booth on the Mac defaults to flipping your images horizontally, this happens automatically without any user input and without it being noticed, it’s just how the camera within Photo Booth displays pictures, making it function more like a mirror rather than a traditional camera.

If you don’t images to flip like that, you can make an adjustment through the settings that will cause Photo Booth to show camera images on screen as if they were being seen from another person, rather than being flipped.

Make Photo Booth Flip Pictures

Here’s the settings adjustment to make if you want to change this photo mirroring behavior:

  • Open the Photo Booth app in Mac OS X
  • Pull down the “Edit” menu
  • Select “Auto Flip New Photos” so that it is checked

This will change the default Photo Booth camera setting to flip the pictures away from mirrored mode. The setting persists for all new photos taken within Photo Booth in OS X, unless the setting has been changed back again (by unselecting it from the Edit menu and unchecking the Auto Flip function).

Note that you can also flip pictures on a per-image basis by using the same Edit menu. To do that, after an image has been taken, select it in Photo Booth, then go back to the Edit menu, but this time select “Flip Photo”. You can do this with image that has been taken and is stored within Photo Booth’s photo viewer timeline.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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