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How to Take a Picture on Mac (2023)

To take a picture on Mac, here are some tips and tricks mentioned in this guide.

Taking photos for fun or official purposes, you would like to have a pre-installed camera on your device. Just like any computer nowadays, Mac also comes with a built-in web camera for video recording or for taking pictures. However, new Mac users may not know how to take a picture on Mac, so this guide has all the details regarding it to help you out.

Mac: How to Take a Picture (2023)

Take Photo on Mac

Mac has a built-in app for taking pictures known as Photo Booth. You can take the picture using this app by following these steps:

  • On your MacBook, open the ‘Spotlight’ tool by pressing the ‘Command’ + ‘Space bar’ keys on your keyboard.
  • Now open the ‘Applications’ folder.
  • From the list, select the ‘Photo Booth.app’ application. The app will open.
  • Now from the bottom left corner, select the ‘Camera’ option if the app is in video mode.
  • Adjust your device and stay steady.
  • Click on the red camera button when you are ready.
  • The screen will turn white, and the photo will be captured.

How to take a Photo with Effects

To take a picture with effects on the ‘Photo Booth’ app, follow these steps:

  • Open the ‘Photo Booth’ app on your Mac.
  • Select the ‘Effects’ option from the bottom right corner of the screen.
  • Choose an effect you want to use and click on the red camera button to take a picture.

Mac Camera Not Working

For some reason, if you can’t take a photo on your MacBook, here are some fixes that you can try:

  • Update the device software by going to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install.
  • Restart your device to see if the error is fixed.
  • Wipe the camera with a dry cloth.
  • If the error continues, contact the Apple service center to fix any hardware issues.

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