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How to Take a Picture on Mac Using the Camera

Mar 5, 2017 - 16 Comments
Photo Booth on Mac takes Mac selfies

Have you ever wanted to take a picture with your Mac webcam? Maybe you want to post a new profile picture to the internet or send a funny face to a friend or relative. Whatever the intention, it’s easy to snap pictures with a Macs built-in camera, allowing you to take selfies with your Mac. … Read More

Where Photo Booth Image Files are Located in Mac OS X

Mar 20, 2016 - 9 Comments
Photo Booth Library in Mac OS X

Photo Booth is the fun picture taking app in Mac OS X that takes selfies with the built-in FaceTime camera, some people use it for diaries or a mirror, and there are many goofy effects that can be applied to the images which turns Photo Booth into a fun house app of sorts. While users … Read More

Fixing “There is no connected camera” Error with a Mac FaceTime Camera

Dec 27, 2013 - 203 Comments
"There is no connected Camera" error message on the Mac

Just about every Mac comes with a front-facing camera these days, referred to usually as the FaceTime camera, and on older machines was called iSight. Nearly all of the time, this camera works flawlessly and you’ll never have any problems with it, but a frustrating error can appear from time to time that makes many … Read More

How to Enable a Hidden Debug Menu in Photo Booth for Mac OS X

May 23, 2013 - 1 Comment
Photo Booth debug menu and frame rate shown

Photo Booth is the goofy picture taking application in OS X that can take normal shots or apply a bunch of weird effects to distort faces. It’s not the most complex app in the world and that’s by design, but if you like to dig into things a bit more than the average Mac user, … Read More

How to Delete Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Photo Booth, and Other Default Mac OS X Apps

Feb 5, 2012 - 76 Comments
Delete Safari, Photo Booth, Stickies, Chess, and other default OS X apps

If you have tried to delete Safari, Mail, FaceTime, Chess, Photo Booth, Stickies, QuickTime, or any of the other default Mac OS X apps before, you’ll know the Finder prevents you from doing so. Try to move one of these apps to the trash to uninstall it and you’ll get a message saying: ‘”Safari.app” can’t … Read More

Use your Mac and Photo Booth as a Mirror

Jan 6, 2011 - 5 Comments

Do you need a mirror but you’re nowhere near one? Hey no problem, bust out your Mac and open up Photo Booth, use the computers camera!

How to Set Photo Booth to Flip Images on Mac

Aug 27, 2010 - 4 Comments

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 … Read More

Fix for Photo Booth Running Slow in Mac OS X

Mar 26, 2010 - 3 Comments

I was recently asked to do some maintenance work on a relatives iMac, and one of their chief complaints was the speed of Photo Booth, the fun application that takes pictures and distorts them with your iSight. Upon inspection of the machine, I found that Photo Booth was running extremely slow, launching the application would … Read More

Add 24 Hidden Visual Effects to Photo Booth & iChat in Mac OS X

Dec 7, 2009 - 8 Comments

With a little bit of hacking and modification, you can add up to 24 additional visual effects to iChat video conferencing and Photo Booth! A reader pointed out this very cool Mac OS X mod and if you like to play around with Photo Booth or iChat effects it’s worth the effort, since it gives … Read More

How to Disable Flash or Countdown in Photo Booth

Jan 22, 2009 - 21 Comments
Photo Booth icon

Photo Booth is a really fun app that comes with all macs that have a built in iSight / FaceTime front facing camera. Here are a couple tips that make using Photo Booth on your mac even more enjoyable; the ability to disable the ‘white screen’ flash and the ability to disable the 3 second … Read More

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