How to Edit & Capture Photos Using Photo Booth

Photo Booth isn’t the best way to have fun using photos. But for Mac newbie and can’t use the app on iPad, then it is new to you, exactly? Let come and check how to edit & capture photos using Photo Booth.

This essential app allows you to add amazing effects to images and videos that you take with your Mac’s camera. It’s quite simple and easy to use. Also, it can be a lot of fun to play around with, especially if you’re hanging out with your family or friends.

In this guide, we’ll discuss how to take a picture or video, make edits, and entertain yourself or others using Photo Booth on Mac.

Open Photo Booth

You can also open the Photo Booth app from the Applications folder on your Mac. But also use Spotlight for an instant search.

Whenever you open Photo Booth, it’s ready to go. Don’t do anything special to initiate using it.

Get ready and capture

The capture button under the bottom of the window must be red. It indicates that it’s ready to take a picture. But before you do, take a look at the choices.

Select your shot

On the bottom left corner, you’ll view three buttons. Simply tap to capture four quick photos. Just take a still-shot, or shoot a video.

Choose an effect

However, on the bottom right corner, you have the Effects button. Now here’s the fun begins with Photo Booth. Move ahead and tap that button and you’ll view all of the clean filters you can choose from for your photo or video.

Using the effects you can turn yourself into a space chipmunk, alien, or frog. Also, use a comic book look, thermal camera, or X-ray filter. You can also make your face bulge, your head twist, or create a light tunnel. Simply use the arrows to move these types of effects. Then tap to view a preview of one using the view that’s in the camera.

photo booth

Snap your photo or video

After typing the shot you like and an effect you want, tap the capture button. Now the app starts the count down from three to one so you can ready for the shot.

After shooting a video, you’ll view the time under it as it records. Just tap the red square button to pause recording.

pause recording

Photo Booth settings and options

Photo Booth offers a few settings you’ll like to know about whenever options for editing and sharing your images and videos.

Turn On or Turn Off The Screen Flash

Unlike a handheld camera, your Mac camera can also use flash. If you want to turn the flash off or on then tap Camera > Enable Screen Flash from the menu bar. A checkmark next to it highlights it’s enabled.

Share photos or videos

Photo Booth also uses Mac’s Share Menu options. So if you want to share a photo or video using Mail, Messages, or another app, choose it and then tap the Share button on the bottom right of the window.

Export photos or videos

Using the Share menu options, you can also export an image or video via Photo Booth. Simply tap File > Export or Export Original from the menu bar.

Edit photos or videos

Make sure that Photo Booth is not an image editing app. It also takes photos and videos and you can use your required editing tool to make modifications by exporting your photo or video. However, there are also two instant editing tools you can use.

Photo Booth tool

You can just flip a photo horizontally. Choose it and tap Edit > Flip Photo from the menu bar.

However, you can also trim a video. Choose it and tap Edit > Trim Movie from the menu bar. Scroll the yellow bar to take the part of the video you like to keep. Then tap Trim and the rest of the video will be deleted.


Here’s all about “Edit & Capture Photos Using Photo Booth”. Photo Booth is the built-in apps that people take for granted. But for gatherings with loved ones, capturing a goofy photo for your spouse, or just spending time when you’re getting bore. No doubt Photo Booth can be a lot of fun.

What are your thoughts, suggestions regarding Photo Booth? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below!

Also Read:

Leave a Comment

Scroll to Top