Not every Mac owner knows about the wonderful full-time macOS program Photo Booth designed to receive photos and videos from a FaceTime camera or any external webcam. And even fewer users know that with Photo Booth you can even have some fun in the company.
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Photo booth – This is a very simple, but quite useful program that allows you to realize the capabilities of the built-in FaceTime-camera (present in MacBook and iMac). After starting the application, the camera is activated automatically, which will signal the green diode is on. Three main shooting modes are available for selection, switchable by pressing the buttons in the lower left part of the window – serial shooting of four images, photos and video.
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The most interesting and fun thing is when you click on the “Effects”, Where you can find a whole set of funny patterns that distort the real image in the camera (alien, chipmunk, juggler, robot, frog, and so on) online (this function does not require an active Internet connection).
There are a variety of cool masks.
You can also create your own masks. Open the last effects tab. Now just drag the image onto the template and you get a new background.
At the bottom of the window, you switch between tabs. The degree of influence of some effects is regulated by the slider on the display. Why might this be needed? Well, for example, this way you can have a lot of fun for your guests.
All captured images and videos are displayed in the scroll area and saved in the folder Images → Photo Booth. We wrote more about this in this material.