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Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Marrathon.com - Dave Marra's Web Site!

Show the last effect used in Photo Booth

When browsing effects in Photo Booth, to quickly go back to the last effect used, choose View> Show Last Effect, or press Command-3.

Quickly export a photo from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to quickly export a single photo, drag the photo's thumbnail to your desktop.

View a single photo from a 4-up photo in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, when viewing a 4-up photo, click one of the four photos to view just that photo.

Quickly export a video clip from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to quickly export a single video clip, drag the clip's thumbnail to your desktop.

Update your profile picture from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to update your user account picture, Messages buddy picture, Twitter and Facebook profile pictures, and more, select the thumbnail of a photo, then click the Share button and choose Change Profile Picture.

Change the distortion in the Light Tunnel effect in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, before taking a photo using the Light Tunnel effect, adjust the slider to change the amount of distortion.

Choose how to take a photo or record a video in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, click the buttons in the bottom left corner to choose whether to take a sequence of four quick photos, a single photo, or a video.

Enter full-screen in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to enter full-screen, choose View> Enter Full Screen, or press Control-Command-F.

Remove a custom backdrop image from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to remove a custom backdrop image from a User Backdrop effects pane, click the effect to select it, then press Delete.

Add a photo to your iPhoto library from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to add a photo to your iPhoto library, select the thumbnail, then click the Share button and choose "Add to iPhoto".

Take a photo using your keyboard in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to take a photo using your keyboard, press Command-Return.

Move forward through the Effects browser in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left using two fingers to move forward through the Effects browser.

Flip snapshots automatically in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to flip snapshots automatically when you take them, choose Edit> Auto Flip New Items.

Share a snapshot using Messages in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to share a snapshot using Messages, select its thumbnail, then click the Share button and choose Messages from the pop-up menu.

Open the Activity window in Mail

In Mail, to open the Activity window, choose Window> Activity, or press Command-Option-0 (zero).

Reset a distortion effect in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, after changing a distortion effect such as Twirl or Squeeze, to reset it, choose View> Reset Effect, or press Shift-Command-R.

Use a snapshot in Photo Booth as your picture in Messages

In Photo Booth, to use a snapshot as your picture in Messages, click its thumbnail, then click the Share button and choose "Set Buddy Picture".

Exit full-screen in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to exit full-screen, choose View> Exit Full Screen, or press Control-Command-F.

Jump to the next page of effects in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, press Command-Right Arrow to jump to the next page of effects in the Effects browser.

Save a photo without its effect in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to save a photo without its effect, click its thumbnail, then choose File> Export Original.

Use a movie as a custom backdrop in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to use a movie as a custom backdrop, click the Effects button until you reach the User Backdrop pane, then drag a movie into an empty frame.

Share a video clip using Messages in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to share a video clip using Messages, select the video clip's thumbnail, then click the Share button and choose Messages from the pop-up menu.

Turn off both the countdown timer and the flash in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, press Option-Shift while clicking the Shutter button to turn off both the countdown timer and the flash.

Trim a video clip in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to trim a video clip, select the clip's thumbnail at the bottom of the window, then choose Edit> Trim Movie.

Jump to the previous page of effects in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, press Command-Left Arrow to jump to the previous page of effects in the Effects browser.

Flip a snapshot in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to flip a snapshot, select it in your thumbnails, then choose Edit> Flip Photo.

Delete all snapshots and video clips in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to permanently delete all Photo Booth snapshots and video clips, choose Edit> Delete All Photos.

Preview your snapshots and video clips in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to preview all of your Photo Booth snapshots and video clips, choose View> Start Slideshow.

Flip video clips automatically in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to flip video clips automatically when you take them, choose Edit> Auto Flip New Items.

Use a picture as a custom backdrop in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to use a picture as a custom backdrop, click the Effects button until you reach the User Backdrop pane, then drag the picture into an empty frame.

Move backward through the Effects browser in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe right using two fingers to move backward through the Effects browser.

Remove a custom backdrop movie from Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to remove a custom backdrop movie from a User Backdrop effects pane, click the effect to select it, then press Delete.

Turn off the screen flash in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to always have the flash be turned off when taking photos, choose Camera> Enable Screen Flash and remove the checkmark.

Change the origin of distortion effects in Photo Booth

When using distortion effects such as Twirl, Light Tunnel, Squeeze or Dent in Photo Booth, click and drag in the effect's preview window to change its origin.

Flip multiple snapshots in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to flip multiple snapshots, Command-click them in your thumbnails to select them, then choose Edit> Flip Selected Photos.

Take photos in Photo Booth without the flash

To temporarily disable the "flash" when taking a photo with Photo Booth, press and hold the Shift key while clicking the Shutter button.

Quickly select an effect in Photo Booth

When previewing effects in Photo Booth, press 1 through 9 on your keyboard to quickly select an effect, or press Escape to go back.

Take a photo immediately in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to immediately take a photo, without waiting for the countdown timer, press the Option key while clicking the Shutter button.

Quickly jump to the first thumbnail in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to quickly jump to the first snapshot or video clip in your thumbnails, press Fn-Left Arrow.

Quickly jump to the last thumbnail in Photo Booth

In Photo Booth, to quickly jump to the last snapshot or video clip in your thumbnails, press Fn-Right Arrow.