Photo Booths For Mac

As you know, Photo Booth includes a collection of image-altering effects you can use to distort your photos; just click the Effects button to see the collection of 24 effects, and to apply them to. A photo booth is a vending machine or modern kiosk that contains an automated, usually coin-operated, camera and film processor. Today, the vast majority of photo booths are digital. The patent for the first automated photography machine was filed in 1888. Photo Booth is a Mac OS X photo and video recording application for Macs that can utilize a Mac's built-in or externally attached iSight video camera. Photo Booth also works with external web cams.

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What is Photo Booth?

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Photo Booth is a Mac OS X photo and video recording application for Macs that can utilize a Mac's built-in or externally attached iSight video camera. Photo Booth also works with external web cams and camcorders.
Photo Booth was released in October 2005 and was available only on Macintosh computers that had a built-in iSight camera running Mac OS X Tiger. Since that time however, Apple has bundled Photo Booth with the Mac OS X Leopard operating system. Therefore, it is installed on all new Macs. Note that the video recording feature was added in Leopard.
Easy to use
The software integrates with other Mac OS X applications including iChat, Mail, and iPhoto. It also works with third party instant messaging programs. An ideal use for Photo Booth is to take a picture for use as a personal Buddy Picture or avatar. Photo Booth will only launch if a camera is on and detected by Mac OS X.
Cool Features and Special Effects
A fun feature of Photo Booth are the included Special Effects. More than two dozen bundled built-in effects and backdrops can be applied to photos including:
  • Black & White
  • Sepia
  • Glow
  • Color Pencil
  • Thermal Camera
  • X-Ray Pop Art
  • Bulge
  • Dent
  • Twirl
  • Squeeze
  • Mirror
  • Light Tunnel
  • Fish Eye
  • Stretch
Updates
  • May 2, 2009 - content revision
PhotoCreated: 1:18 PM on Aug 18, 2008
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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.

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To browse the Photo Booth User Guide, click Table of Contents at the top of the page.