Each MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and modern iMac comes with a webcam built into the top frame of the display. The FaceTime camera in the new device models has a high resolution, so you can not worry about the quality of the photos taken with it.

Despite the fact that the task seems quite simple, not all macOS users know how to take picture on Mac’s camera the easiest way and downloaded third-party applications for this, sometimes even paid ones. But we will fix it, now!

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How to Take a Picture Using the Camera on a Mac?

You will need the Photo Booth application to taking a picture on Mac, which is supplied in the basic set of macOS applications and offers a number of options that allow you to disable the countdown or flash, flip images, use the application as a mirror, add special effects, etc.

To taking a picture on Mac, follow the instructions below:

  • Open the Photo Booth app in the Applications folder on Mac;
How to Take a Picture on a Mac Web Camera?
  • If you are ready to take a photo, click on the red button with a camera image to start the countdown;
How to Take a Picture on a Mac Web Camera?
  • If desired, take a few additional shots;
  • Click the icon of the photo you want to save, share or export.

Using the File menu in Photo Booth, you can export images or save them as a file in the file system. If you do not want to export the file, you can manually extract it from the application. You can also use the “Share” button to export photos, which will allow you to quickly send a picture using AirDrop, Messages or eMail, add it to notes or the “Photo” gallery, or publish the photo on social networks, for example, Twitter or Facebook.


Photo Booth also provides the ability to shoot short videos, but for these purposes it is better to still use a FaceTime camera.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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